In Memory of

Michael

"Ted"

Dittenhoffer

Obituary for Michael "Ted" Dittenhoffer

Michael Thaddeus “Ted” Dittenhoffer, passed away at Southampton Care Centre on Sunday, September 3rd, 2023 at the age of 77, after a struggle with Huntington’s disease.

Born in 1946 in Kitchener, Ontario, the second of four children to parents Michael and Mary (née Krukowski) Dittenhoffer.

Ted was devoted to his family. He was married to his wife Frances for 54 years, father to Dr. Christian Dittenhoffer (Deanna), and proud grandfather of Troy.

Fondly remembered by his brother Tony (Sandy) and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents, Michael and Mary (née Krukowski) Dittenhoffer, sisters, Barbara Rasmussen and Gloria Booth, brother-in-law Allan Hiehn, nephew Ryan Dittenhoffer and parents-in-law, Allan Hiehn and Ida Hiehn-Poth.

Ted’s career was as a Programmer Analyst and later as a Network Administrator.

He enjoyed ten years spent with the Big Brothers Association, separately mentoring two young boys. Ted was a volunteer with the KW Parks and Recreations Department, coaching both youth soccer and basketball.

He loved the outdoors, camping, fishing, biking, sailing, tennis and basketball. Most of all Ted loved long walks along the Lake Huron shoreline where he spent his final days.

A graveside service to celebrate Ted’s life will be held at the Kincardine Cemetery on Friday, October 20th, 2023 at 11:30 a.m., with Pastor Adam Frye officiating.

Reception to follow at the Davey-Linklater Lounge.

Memorial donations to the Huntington Society of Canada, Heart and Stroke Foundation, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.