Born in England, Ed and his mother came to Canada in 1930. Raised in northern Saskatchewan during the 30’s Ed learned how to work hard and he loved working with horses and worked in Soda Creek in 1944.
He finally opened his heart to the love of his life – Elna. They were married in 1949 and 11 months later started their family with a set of “colicky” twin daughters, four more children followed after that.
Their lives were very nomadic as they moved around B.C, Alberta and Saskatchewan finally settling in Balgonie, Saskatchewan where they built a house together in 1959. They stayed there and Ed worked as a finishing carpenter for many years.
In 1981 they moved to Mission to be closer to Ed’s mother and his 2 brothers. After Elna passed in 2005 Ed moved to Quesnel to be with family here and in 2009 moved into Mayford and
made many friends.
Ed was known for his sense of humour, his jokes and his love for others. No one ever walked past him without giving him a hug, rubbing his head or giving him a kiss on his cheek. He was known for calling his care givers and ladies “honey”.
Sadly these last months were not good ones for Ed and on January 3rd he succumb to injuries caused by a fall. He passed away with loving family present at his bedside singing to him and telling him jokes.
Many thanks to all who knew Ed and took care of him. The staff at Mayford Place, the hospital, Northern Health and finally the hospice. We can not express enough our feelings of thankfulness that you took such good care of dad. To Dr. Judy, as dad called her, our undying gratitude and heart felt thanks.