Ted Kyle passed away at his home on April 14th at the age of 89. Mr. Kyle was a founding member and the first President of the National Darts Federation of Canada.
Born in Brantford, Mr. Kyle, a 60-year-member of the Army Navy Airforce Club, was a husband, father, and navy veteran who represented Canada internationally in darts. As well as being the founding president of the National Darts Federation of Canada, Mr. Kyle started a magazine – The Darts Review – back in the 1970s and was later inducted into the federation’s Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame induction was noted in The Expositor back in the early 2000’s at the Best Western Brant Park Inn when the city was host to the National Youth Darts Championship. Amongst his many trophies is a plaque commemorating his participation at the darts World Cup III held in New Zealand in 1981. He was also an accomplished snooker player.
Mr. Kyle attended King George School and Brantford Collegiate Institute but left the city behind to join the navy when he was 17. He spent four years in the navy serving on several different ships, including H.M.C.S Portage, H.M.C.S. Haida, H.M.C.S. Mic Mac, H.M.C.S. Warrior and finally on H.M.C.S. Magnificent. He loved the navy and serving his country, and he was able to travel to places like Jamaica, Cuba, the Barbados and England.
Mr. Kyle was predeceased by his parents Robert and Evelyn Kyle, his brother Robert and the love of his life, Nancy. He was the father of Terri (Steve), Ted and Kelly (Tom) and the grandfather of James.
The members and executive of the National Darts Federation of Canada send their sincere condolences to the family.
—Submitted by Mary Dezan