Chesla, Theodore “Ted” Chester

“Ted” Theodore Chester Chesla
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“Ted” Theodore Chester Chesla

“Ted” Theodore Chester Chesla passed away on Thurs. March 2, 2023 after a brief battle with an aggressive form of lung cancer. He was 73.

Ted was born on July 18, 1949 in Edmonton Alta.

He attended NAIT and held a Civil Engineering degree. He practised his civil engineering degree on numerous jobs in Grande Prairie, Rocky Mountain House and Norman Wells.

It was in 1970 that Ted met Ruby in Edmonton through mutual friends and just over a year later married the woman of his dreams. That love grew into their three boys, Kelly, Terry and Cory. In 1981, Ted and Ruby relocated to Stettler to pursue his true love of farming.

Ted and Ruby sold the farm in 1998. Summers were then spent camping and golfing close to home with their children, grandchildren and dear friends.

It was not long after that Ted and Ruby became enthusiastic travellers and have many fond memories travelling the Continental USA and Canada with many friends in their holiday trailer.

He is survived by his wife Ruby; children Kelly (Kasey), Terry (Kristine) and Cory (Katherine); grandchildren Nolan, Jake, Laia, Lauren, Callum; sister Josie Cena; and sisters-in-law Debbie Villeneuve, Marion Biron, Donna Laughy, and Dianne (Norm) Jackson.

Ted was predeceased by his parents John and Nellie, his brother Walter, brothers-in-law Andy Biron and Ted Cena, and nephew Jeff Cena.

A celebration of Ted’s life will be held on Fri. March 17, 2023, at 2 p.m. at the Stettler Funeral Home, 4707–70th Street, Stettler, Alta. All are invited to attend.

People wishing to honour Ted’s lifelong commitment to family and the community of Stettler can make donations to the Laryngectomy Memorial Fund, c/o University Hospital Foundation, 8440-112 St. NW, Edmonton, Alta. T6G 2B7 (780-407-7007).

Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium are entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. For further information please contact 403-742-3422. To send condolences to the family, please visit

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