Donald "Don" Edward Tedford, of Hanover, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital on Saturday, October 15, 2022. He was 73.

Born in Owen Sound on March 23, 1949 to the late William and Marjorie (nee Gilmore) Tedford. Don graduated from Fanshawe College with a diploma in Architectural Engineering and was the Director of Development and Chief Building Official with the Town of Hanover for many years. Prior to his employment with Hanover, he was the Chief Building Official for Amabel-Sauble Township (1975-1990). Recently this year, he was a candidate for Mayor for South Bruce Peninsula, concentrating on current issues for the community of South Bruce. With over 45 years of experience, Don always put people and families first. His skills of leadership and collaboration made him a great candidate for the Mayoral Position and it is sad that he was not able to fulfill his endeavour of becoming Mayor for South Bruce Peninsula.

Survived by his devoted wife Donna (nee Hill) of Hanover and sons Andrew Tedford (Sarah Ratcliff) of Thornbury and Edward (Stephanie) Tedford of Sauble Beach. Dearly loved grandpa of Gracie, Wesley, William, Emma, Frankie, Stevie, Adrian, Zakri and Alyia. Remembered fondly by his brothers Dave Tedford of Owen Sound and Rob (Wendy) Tedford of Tillsonford as well as his nieces, nephews their families. He will be dearly missed by the Hill family. Predeceased by his parents and parents in law Alek and Vivian Hill.

Family and friends are invited to Visitation held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm.  A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 10:30 am, at St. George's Anglican Church, (1049-4th Avenue East Owen Sound).  Interment to follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound. For those wishing to honour Don, an informal gathering will take place at Queen's Bush Pub in Hanover at 5:30 pm. 

Memorial donations to the Launch Pad Youth Skills & Technology Centre or to the Hanover Food Bank would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. 



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