Teddy Eugene Brewerton was Born March 30, 1925, in Raymond, Alberta, Canada, to Lee and Jane Brewerton along with his older brother Steele. Ted and Steele were closer than your average brothers. Despite living apart most their lives, their continued friendship and love extended up until the day Ted passed. He passed away peacefully at home with his loving wife beside him on September 17, 2021.
He served in the Royal Canadian Army and was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1943 during World War II. Ted graduated In Pharmaceutical Chemistry in 1949 from the University of Alberta.
His love for serving in the LDS Church started early. At the age of 24, he served a 3 year Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints in Uruguay from 1949 to 1952. Upon his return, he went to Vancouver Canada, to propose to his Eternal Companion, Dorothy Natrona Hall.
Ted married Dorothy February 11,1955. They have 6 children together: David, Andrea, Leanne, Lycia and Michael and are preceded in death by their daughter Michelle. Ted was fortunate to be adored by his 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
He was called to be an LDS Bishop in Calgary Canada from 1962-1965. He was then called to be the first Mission President in Central America covering 5 countries: Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Venezuela. He consequently was a Stake President, Regional Representative, and then called to be a Member of the First Quorum of the Seventy in 1978.
Ted and Dorothy lived and served 19 years of their life in Latin American Countries where they fell in love with the people and cultures. Their family not only continued to grow throughout these callings but also experienced the beautiful diverse countries Ted and Dorothy served in.
After receiving his Emeritus status in 1995, Ted and Dorothy were called to be temple presidents of the Mexico City temple. After which he was called to chair a group to translate KJV of the Bible into Spanish. Ted worked with 15 Americans and Latins on this calling, which stretched across 8 years of his life.
Above all else his love for his wife Dorothy was unparalleled and eternal.
Elder Brewerton was one of the most selfless, whole hearted people to walk this earth. Ted was honest to a fault, he instilled in his children incredible patience and the greatest joy in life is to serve others, which was evident in his life work.
To continue his love of service the family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Humanitarian Aid found at philanthropies.ChurchofJesusChrist.org
The funeral service will be held on Monday, September 27, 2021 at 11:30 AM at The Mueller Park Stake Center 1800 Mueller Park Rd. Bountiful, UT. A public viewing will be held prior to the service from 10:00-11:15 AM.
The funeral service will be live streamed via Zoom and will be available to watch at the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85619911493
To watch the service, you must login to your Zoom account or set one up for free at www.Zoom.us.
Dear Sister Brewerton: With mixed emotions I read in the Church News of President Brewerton's passing. Mixed, because I am sad for his family, but very happy for him as his probation is over and he awaits the resurrection and eventual exaltation. I shall always be grateful for both of your kindnesses to me as a missionary in Central America, and afterwards staying in your home on those several trips to Alberta after your return to Canada. My wife and I will hold your family in our thoughts and prayers.
I will say I was astonished no announcement was made of President Brewerton's passing in this General Conference, particularly when Elder Davies' passing was announced in two sessions.
I was pleased to read of you co-authorship of your noteworthy ancestor. Very Best Wishes.
Dear Brewerton Family, I’m sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Memories of him span my childhood and he was a steady example of dedication and commitment. He was so kind and caring. Sending love and peace to your beautiful family.
I remember hearing President Brewerton speak at a fireside in the Calgary Stake Center when I was a teenager (late sixties or early seventies). He talked about the Creation and the Benedictine monks he got to know. It was pretty fascinating. He inspired in me a love for the Book of Mormon that I still have today. I am sure your family has wonderful memories of such an amazing man. Sending my condolences on your loss.
A great example of a true disciple of Christ. He was my mission president from 1966-68. He is one of the most influential people in my life, my spiritual mentor for over 55 years. He was never to busy to take or return a phone call, always eager to discuss gospel subjects and share spiritual insights. Imagine my surprise when Pam and I were called to preside over the Maracaiblo Venezuela Mission in 1997 to see President Brewerton and Dorothy on the front row of the Idaho Falls Stake Center during our farewell. Always supportive and encouraging. As missionaries he encouraged us to study the gospel by subject, this has stuck with me throughout my life. His service has blessed a countless number of souls as he tirelessly served his God and fellowman in the gathering of Israel. Gary and Pam Wight
Aunt Dorothy and Uncle Ted along with my cousins were fun to be with. I enjoyed my visits to their Calgary home when I was young. Aunt Dorothy always had the best snacks at home and Uncle Ted had a ready smile and twinkling eyes.
I valued his wisdom and opinions on religious matters and treasure conversations I had with him on questions I was seeking answers for.
May all those family and friends who are suffering at his departure from this realm and will miss him terribly find comfort and a reassuring peace in the knowledge he had and so readily shared, that Jesus is the Christ and He lives. Families are eternal.
Love to all of you and especially Aunt Dorothy.
He sealed us in the Salt Lake Temple and gave us loving council. He also taught us at an Empty Nesters and was so willing to come and share his knowledge. We have missed them in our neighborhood and send our condolences and love to your wonderful family!
Dear Brewerton Family, I am another one of President Brewerton's missionaries that wants to wish you comfort and condolences at this tender and difficult time. President Brewerton was a truly amazing man. His intellect was incredible. He had a great influence on me for the good. I remember him teaching the importance of treating people as they can become, not as they now are. I remember him teaching us how to be good husbands and fathers once our missions were over. I am thankful for President Brewertons' great love, patience, kindness, and compassion. What a great man he was and still is. Sincerely, Elder W. Alan Pinborough
One of the most influential men in my life. He was my mission president in Central America 1966-1968. One of my special memories was when I served on the island of Plyonchico in the San Blas Islands. The Islanders were amazed that our “chief” of the missionaries would and could play basketball with them— and well, too. He was always engaged with whomever he was with at their level. We love you President Brewerton. Thank you and Sister Brewerton for your examples and your well-lived lives. Till we meet again!!
Elder Brewerton served as mission president when I was in Central America and Venezuela 1965 - 1967. Since the passing of my own father in 1984, Elder Brewerton has been able to fill that space with words of comfort and cheering me on. He was always there for us and willing to spend a short lunch break in the cafeteria as he asked about us and our children. I cannot express the love and admiration Susan and I feel for him and Dorothy. May the knowledge of the restoration and reality of God, Our Father and Jesus Christ sustain you at this time.
It is with deep sadness we bid him farewell, until we meet again in that bright day when the departed are reunited and the angles shout, “Hosanna! The work is finished.”
We are currently serving a mission in Missouri so we won’t be able to attend.
How we love the Brewerton family! You have blessed us in so many ways.
We send our love to each of you.
God bless you all.
Jeff and Marge Clayton
Always in the service of the Lord and he will continue to do so! Our condolences to the Brewerton Family. I enjoyed having him as my Mission President in Costa Rica during my mission call. Many wonderful experiences about him in my memory to treasure forever. May the Peace and Love of the Lord be with all of you at this time.