December 18, 1920 – November 24, 2009

With great sadness we announce the sudden but peaceful death of my husband, our Dad and Pop in the Cowichan District Hospital with his family by his side. Born in Bresaylor, Saskatchewan, Ed spent his younger years on the family farm. In 1940 he joined the R.C.A.F. where he spent the next five years. After his discharge in 1945 he began work in the Fraser Mill in Sapperton, BC. In 1949 he moved his family to the Island where he worked for many years at B.C.F.P. in Youbou. He built several houses in Lake Cowichan including our present home where he enjoyed working in his wood working shop, and in his garden, especially growing his tomato plants. His family was his pride and joy. He treasured the yearly family reunions, where he always enjoyed a good laugh, and looked forward to our family Christmas Eve gatherings.

Lovingly missed by his love of his life, his wife Irene; his eight children: Verla (Carl), Sylvia (Ken), Bruce (Judy), Clark (Judy), Terry (Terri), Dwain (Patti), Valerie (Eric), and Veronica (Tom); by 23 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; also survived by his brother Bert, sisters Merle, Sylvia and Elsie, and numerous family relatives.

No service by request, a family remembrance will be held at our home on November 28, 2009.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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