Dennis (Ted) Edward Swiffen

June 25, 1946 - December 12, 2022
December 19, 2022 7 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

Dennis (Ted) Edward Swiffen, 76, of Edmonton, died at home and surrounded by family on Dec. 12, 2022. He was born on June 25, 1946 in Calgary, Alberta.

Ted worked his way up in the transportation industry until he retired to an acreage as he had always dreamed. Later, he lived with his family in Edmonton and was a daily presence in the lives of his grandchildren. Ted married Cathy Lyness on March 11, 1978 and they had three children, Amy, Timothy and Carly. He was a good man and beloved by his family.

Ted is survived by Cathy, his children, grandson Samuel, granddaughters Elliott and Everen and sisters Pam and Terri.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ruth (nee Hulbert) and Dennis Swiffen.

A celebration of Ted's life will take place on Jan. 4th at 10 am at Trinity Funeral home 10530 116st, Edmonton.

Memorials or donations may be made to The Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families.

  1. We want to express our deepest condolences for the loss of Ted so suddenly. We know that he was a very loved father, grandfather and husband. We feel very much for the hole left in all your lives and in your hearts, and are thinking of him and of you all.

    With love from Betsy and Kathi (Hannah’s parents)

    • Thank you so much for thinking of us. It was so nice to have Hannah during this time.

  2. Sincères condoléances à tous les membres de la famille Sweffen,
    Plus spécialement a Amy,
    Chère Amy,
    Mes enfants et petits enfants se joignent à moi pour te témoigner toute notre sympathie et notre tendresse en ces heures si difficiles.
    Nous sommes de tout cœur avec toi. On t aime Amy!
    Pour Émilie,
    Comme nous aurions aimés être avec toi en ces moments de grande tristesse.
    On pense à toi.
    Maman , ton frère, tes soeurs ,tes neveux et nièces.
    Mes salutations les plus tendres à Cathy, Carly, Tim et Samuel.
    * un don sera fait en mémoire de mon ami Ted à la fondation de votre choix de la part de la Famille Émilie Champagne

    • Merci beaucoup, Lorraine. Ma famille et moi apprécions vos bons mots. Je suis si heureuse que vous ayez pu rencontrer mon père. Merci aussi à toute la famille pour les textos. C’est vraiment gentil. xox Amy

  3. Very sad to hear of the passing of Ted. We worked together for many years (Yellow Freight) Ted’s word was his bond. He will be missed by all that knew him. Each time we talked he expressed how much he was enjoying his retirement and the quiet life and always talked about his family with love for the children and grandchildren. Rest well my friend. Until we meet again.

    • Thank you, John. My family remembers dad speaking highly of you often over the years. He respected you and valued your friendship very much.

  4. So sorry to hear of your loss. I knew Ted in 1973-1974 when he drove for Porter, he told me he wouldn’t change the colour of his truck for the company if they asked him to, his was two-tone green and Porter’s were white/blue. I was cooking in the restaurant that my family owned and would visit with him often. Every head would turn as Ted walked in the room, I will never forget the presence/energy he exuded. I’m sure he will be missed by many. My heart goes out to his friends and family at this time. Peace be with you all.

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