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    LOSCH, Rev. Theodore M.

    September 26, 2023

    Losch, Rev. Theodore M. (EMCC Ordained Minister)


    Ted Losch passed away peacefully at Fairview Mennonite Home on Sunday, September 17, 2023 in his 94th year. Beloved husband of the late Patricia (2022). Loving father of Heather DeFrancesco (David), Dale (Jerusha), and Duane (Susan). Cherished grandfather of ten and great-grandfather of 24. Survived by his sister Lorraine (Glen) Zurbrigg. Predeceased by 10 brothers and sisters. Fondly remembered by nieces and nephews as well as many friends.

    Ted was born 9th of 10 children on April 29, 1930 in Mildmay, Ontario. His early years were marked by the greatest economic depression (1929-1939) and the greatest global conflict (WW2, 1939-1945) of the modern era. At age 14 he dropped out of school and went to work in a foundry. As a young adult, two encounters utterly transformed the course and outcome of his life. The first was at age 19, when he walked into a little Baptist church and heard the simple message that God loved him and had sent His Son to die for him. That night he put his faith in Christ and met the Savior of the world.

    The second encounter came a few years later when he felt God nudging him to prepare for pastoral ministry. He enrolled at Emmanuel Bible College in Kitchener, Ontario, where he met the love of his life, Patricia Whealey. Together, Ted and Pat Losch went on to pastor churches all over southern Ontario, including St. Jacobs, Lisbon, Locksley, Pembroke, Vineland, London, Breslau and Wellesley, touching many lives along the way. (After earning his Bachelor’s degree, he went on to earn a Masters of Divinity from Waterloo Lutheran Seminary).

    Since the passing of his beloved wife Pat, in early 2022, Ted was lovingly cared for by the staff at Fairview Mennonite Home and was visited daily by family and friends. Eighteen months to the day from when Patricia went to be with the Lord, Ted was reunited with her to live forever in the presence of the God they both loved and served.

    Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m. on Thursday, September 28, 2023 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener (519) 749-8467. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. Reception to follow. Those unable to attend may view the service via the following livestream link:

    Interment Rushes Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Crossworld Inc. would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit for Rev. Losch's memorial.