Line of Duty Deaths Database

Ted G. Bochan
Ted G. Bochan
L0237, Lethbridge
Deputy Chief
Type of Duty
Fatal Injury Cause
Contact/Exposure - Contact/Exposure: Insufficient Info.
Nature of Fatal Injury
Cancer - Esophageal
Date of Death
Year Placed On Wall
Multiple Line of Duty Incident
No information available
Website Comments
UPDATE: Location of Service Changed

The service for Brother Bochan will now be held at The Coast Lethbridge Hotel & Conference Centre, Main Banquet Room, 526 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 3M2, (403) 327-5701. The time is still set for 1:00 p.m.

A room block has been reserved as follows:

Group: Lethbridge Firefighter Local 237
Group Code: CLH-GFC493
Arrival Date: July 3rd, 2011
Departure Date: July 4th, 2011

10 - Standard One Queen - $89+taxes ( Please note -This room type has windows facing the interior hallway.)
7 - Comfort Two Doubles - $109+taxes
3 - Superior One King - $119+taxes

It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Deputy Chief Ted Gordon "Shaky" Bochan of IAFF Local 237 - Lethbridge, Alberta. Brother Bochan, 65, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2011 from esophageal cancer.

A celebration of life will be held on Monday, July 4, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Lethbridge Legion, 324 Mayor Magrath Drive, S., Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 3L7, (403) 327-6644.

Expressions of sympathy or condolences can be sent to Local 237 at 1010 - 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1K 0P5 or emailed to
Biographical Comments
Ted joined the Lethbridge Fire Department on September 16, 1968. He was promoted to Deputy Fire Chief on August 26, 1985 and was responsible for the day to day operations of the city’s four fire stations as well as supervision of both the Fire Prevention and Training Divisions. After Ted’s retirement in 2001, he was recruited by Alberta Sustainable Resources, Forest Protection Division to a newly established position. For the next nine years, Ted travelled extensively providing training and community fire protection planning across Alberta. In 1999 Ted was awarded a Lifetime Membership to the Alberta Fire Chief’s Association for dedicated service. In 2000 Ted was awarded the prestigious professional designation of C.F.O. “Chief Fire Officer” from the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs. This was the twelfth such award given in Canada.

Ted had a life-long thirst for knowledge and he always strived for excellence, always wanting to make things better. Anything he did, he did well. Ted was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and friend.
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