March 25, 1938 – March 28, 2023
It’s with heavy hearts & much sadness that we announce the passing of Theodore (Ted) Lorne Tullis. Ted was born in Birsay, Saskatchewan on March 25, 1938, to William and Irene Tullis they had two boys, Ted & Bob, and they were raised on the Tullis farm in Lucky Lake, Saskatchewan.
Ted is predeceased by both his parents.
He is survived by his brother Bob and Verna, nephew Micheal, niece Monica and 1 great niece Vanessa, two great nephews Rocco, Wyatt and many dear friends.
Ted went to Tullis school up to grade 8, Ted knew from an early age in life work will get you where you want to go. Ted started working at an early age for the Municipality of Saskatchewan. He also worked for Piggett Construction at the Diefenbaker Dam, Sask. Ted also worked for McNamara Construction as a grader operator. He also worked in Spirit River, Alberta on the rail line.
Ted moved to Whitehorse in 1968. Ted worked in Whitehorse on the Whitehorse Dam. He also worked as a heavy-duty mechanic for Pelly Construction. Ted also had many jobs in Road Construction running Scrapers, Cat, heavy-duty mechanic.
Ted got his close friends from Saskatchewan to move up to the Yukon. They went mining together for one summer in 1971 they mined Boullion Creek.
But Ted had gold fever. He had claims up at Mt Nansen and Freegold Road. Ted mined for about 20 – 25 Years. Ted designed and built all of his own gold recovery equipment trommel, sluice boxes, feeder box, all the gold cleaning equipment. Ted recovered gold but just not enough to retire on.
Ted sure was a creative and intelligent hard working man. Ted had many hobbies, He had private pilot’s licenses. Ted owed a few nice planes in his day. He had a Chipmunk, Super Cub, Ted also built a plane from a kit and flew it successfully.
Ted also restored old antique tractors, a Model T pickup, and putt-putt engines.
Another one of Ted’s love was for Live Steam Locomotives. Ted did build one he even had it running it was in the Rendevous Parade one year ridden by Gordy Ryder.
What an Accomplishment!!
Ted was also a Yoop member and Ted had a membership with the Golden Age Society.
As per Ted’s request, there will be no service. Ted wanted his ashes spread over his claim at Mt. Nansen where his Jenny dog is laid to rest.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Dr. Avery & Dr. Quong and to all the people involved in Ted’s Care at Whistle Bend Place, Whitehorse, Yukon.
The donation can be made to Whitehorse General Hospital in Ted’s Memory.Obituary
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