Ted Moffat, of Northern Hardware, died this morning.
Moffat, the third-generation store operator, began opening the now 93-year-old store on Sundays in 1993. It was a move he said at the time would probably cause his grandfather Alex to "turn over in his grave," but he was determined not to let the store get left behind.
Moffat began working at the store in the 1950s at age 12 and took over the lead at the Northern from his father Harold, a former Prince George mayor. Harold died in 2009 at the age of 93.