Ted Starling

Obituary of Ted Starling

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 1:30 - 3 p.m. at the Bird Studies Canada, 115 Front Road, Port Rowan. Prior to the celebration of Ted's life, interment will take place at 1 p.m. in Bayview Cemetery, Port Rowan. 

Peacefully passed away with his family by his side on Monday, December 18, 2017, at his residence in Elmira, at the age of 87 years. Ted was the beloved husband and best friend of Joan (Wilson) Starling for almost 63 years. Dear father of Bev and Paul Dietrich, Sue Starling and her spouse Greg Hastings, and Jill and Matt Torigian. Proud grandfather of Sheila Dietrich and her husband Joel VanderZee, Tina Beier-Kerton and her husband Rob Kerton, Kaitlin Beier, Nicole Beier and her partner Jake Holton, Nicholas and Tali Torigian, and great-grandfather of Marcy Beier-Kerton. Brother-in-law of Nina Starling; Gene and his spouse Marilyn Wilson. Ted will be missed by his many nieces, nephews, and their families. Ted was the last surviving member of his family, having been predeceased by his parents Charles and Irene (Clemens) Starling, brothers Wray and Paul, and sister-in-law Marion and her husband Bruce Hossack. Ted was an active member of Trinity United Church, Elmira Curling Club, Woolwich Agricultural Society, and The Mike Ludwig Hunt Club. He loved fishing on Long Point Bay, and was the manager at Beaver Lumber in Niagara Falls, Port Rowan, Rodney, and Elmira. Ted was the "unsung hero" to his many lifelong friends, and everyone within the community. The family will receive their relatives and friends on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, 62 Arthur St. S., Elmira. A funeral service will take place on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Trinity United Church, 21 Arthur St. N., Elmira. A reception will follow. Spring interment will take place in the family plot in Bayview Cemetery, Port Rowan. In Ted's memory, donations to Bird Studies Canada, 115 Front St., Port Rowan, N0E 1M0 or St. Mary's Hospital Foundation, Cardiac Care Centre, Kitchener, would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.



Bird Studies Canada
115 Front St.
Port Rowan, N0E 1M0


St. Mary's Hospital Foundation
911 Queen's Blvd
Kitchener, ON N2M 1B2
(519) 749-6797