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Edward James Moffatt[1]

Male 1939 - 2011  (71 years)


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  • Name Edward James Moffatt  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Born 31 December 1939  Ottawa, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Alias/AKA Ted 
    CMS Member # 1335 
    Match and Merge Other First Name: Edward (Ted) James 
    Submitter 1335 
    Obituary MOFFATT, Edward James "Ted", C.D.
    Ottawa Police, Retired
    Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Chief Warrant Officer (Ret'd)
    Edward James "Ted" Moffatt, C.D., 72 years, from Ottawa, Ontario, passed away at the Ottawa Civic Hospital on 15 October 2011 after multiple heart attacks. Ted was born at the Civic on 31 December 1939 to Fraser and Mary Moffatt.
    Ted is survived by his wife Marlene (nee Leclair) and his children: Fraser (and Megan, Ottawa), Allison (Ottawa), Stuart (and Joanne, Salt Lake City, UT), and Craig (and Andrea, North Delta, BC). He loved and was proud of each of his grandchildren: Alexander, Ellen, Jane, Maren, Justine, Joel, and Abigail. He is also survived by siblings Don and Sue. Ted was predeceased by a still-born son, Andrew (1977), with whom he is reunited after many years.
    Pastor John Wood will officiate at the funeral service to be held 10:30 a.m. Friday 21 October, 2011 at Hulse, Playfair and McGarry - West Chapel, 150 Woodroffe Avenue. Pallbearers are Fraser Moffatt, Allison Moffatt, Stuart Moffatt, George Robertson, Chris Murphy, and Ryan Dunn. An internment of ashes will be held at a future date.
    Visitation at the Hulse, Playfair and McGarry West Chapel, 150 Woodroffe Avenue, on Thursday 20 October 2011 from 2 - 4 p.m. and from 7 - 9 p.m. Flowers are welcome.  [4
    Obituary It is our sad duty to announce that CWO (Ret’d) E.J. (Ted) Moffatt former pipe major of both the Cameron highlanders and the Ottawa police pipe bands died Sat October 15, at approximately 1630 from a cardiac event.
    Funeral arrangements are with Hulse, Playfair and McGarry at the West Chapel,150 Woodroffe Avenue, (at Byron), Ottawa,Ontario K2A 3T9. Visitation will be held on Thursday, 20 October 2:00 – 4:00 pm and 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Funeral service will be at the chapel at HP&M on Friday at 10:30 am. There will be a reception there after the service.
    Ted’s obituary is published in the Ottawa Citizen
    Our condolences to Ted’s family and friends on their loss.  [5
    Died 15 October 2011  Ottawa, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I48335  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 31 December 2011 

    Father Alexander Fraser Moffatt,   b. 12 April 1909, North Sydney, Cape Breton Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 December 1951, Ottawa, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Mary Nelson,   b. 25 June 1906, Keene, Peterborough Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 December 2005, Ottawa, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years) 
    Family ID F33627  Family Group Sheet

    Family/Spouse Living 
    Children 
    +1. Living
     2. Living
    +3. Living
     4. Andrew Moffatt,   b. 1977,   d. 1977  (Age 0 years)
     5. Living
    Family ID F33628  Family Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Ted was born in Ottawa in 1939 and lived the first fifteen years of his life at 195 Holland Avenue. He attended Connaught and Elmdale public schools (Holland avenue was the dividing line between the schools and it changed quite regularly).

      He attended Fisher Park High School, graduating from Gr X11 in 1958. He then went to the Eastern Ontario Institute of Technology for 1 year, but didn't do so well in the Electronics Course.

      His first job was with Dun and Bradstreet in Ottawa, as the Correspondent Manager, but was not really suited to this job and did not have the experience to handle it.

      He started in the Toronto Dominion Bank in January 1960 at the Sparks Street Branch, and after 6 months training was transferred to the Holland and Wellington Branch. He became a Savings teller and remained in that position until his resignation in 1962.

      He joined the staff of the City of Ottawa Magistrates Court and was employed as a Clerk, remaining until the summer of 1967.

      He was invited by the Crown Attorney, John Cassells, to become his Office Manager and did so, becoming a Justice of the Peace. He remained with the Crown Attorney's Office until 1972.

      He then was invited to become the Technical Officer in charge of the Civilian Staff of the Ottawa Police Department. He remained in this position until 1977, when he applied for and became the Computer Manager of the Force. He re-applied for the Technical Officer position, now called the Administrative Officer, was succesful and remained in this position until his retirement in 2000.

      He learned to play the Bagpipes as a 13 year old, along with 3 of his friends, and joined the Cameron Highlander of Ottawa. He also played with the Campbell Pipe Band for 2 years. He re-joined the Camerons in 1963 and became Pipe Major of the Band in 1968. He was awarded the Centennial Medal in 1967 and the Canadian Forces Long Service Medal (CD) in 1968. He was promoted to Chief Warrant Officer in 1968.

      He relinqueshed the Pipe Majorship in 1972 and remained with the Band until 1974.

      He then joined the Ottawa Police Association Pipe Band in 1976 and became the Pipe Major of the Ottawa Police Force Pipes and Drums in 1979. He stayed with the Police Pipe Band until 1983, when he re-joined the Camerons as a Warrant Officer and went to Edinburgh to play in the Edinburgh Tattoo.

      He became Pipe Major of the Camerons for the Second time in 1986 and was Pipe Major until 1991.

      He was compursorily retired for the Canadian Armed Force (Reserve) upon attaining the age of 54 in 1983 just prior to his 54th Birthday.

  • Sources 
    1. [S508] GEDCOM File, submitted by E J Moffatt Clan Moffat Society Membership #1335.

    2. [S5] Pedigree Chart of Stuart Moffatt, submitted by Edward Moffat.

    3. [S20] eMail message titled “Re: Clan Moffat Genealogy”, from Ted Moffatt.

    4. [S2440] Online Obituary for Ted Moffatt, published by Ottawa Citizen website.

    5. [S2441] Website of the Pipers and Pipe Band of Ontario - Ottawa Branch.

    6. [S2439] eMail message titled “Ted Moffatt has passed away”, from Warren Moffatt Jr.


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