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EDDY LAHAM June 5, 1930 - July 4, 2012 Our beloved brother and uncle passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at East-Gate Lodge in Beausejour, Manitoba. Eddy was predeceased by his parents, Sam and Bahia Laham, and brother, Stan Laham. He is survived by his brothers, Charles (Barbara), Roy (Linda), sisters, Laura (Oliver), Margarite (Earl), Nancy (Jack), sister-in-law Evelyn, and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street. Heartfelt thanks go to the compassionate staff at East-Gate Lodge. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be made at a charity of one's choice. 586-8044
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on July 07, 2012
Guest Book(5 entries)
- Having met the Laham family and stayed in their residence in the early 1950s, I feel like an almost member of the family. Eddie was a good friend to many and especially to Gord Henriksen. I hope they are leading the party together now. You will be missed, old buddy.
- Posted by: Joy Harper ( widow 0f Wilfred) (Old, old friend) on: Jul 19, 2012
- The previous comments pretty much say almost the same feelings I had for Eddy. Always a good story or joke on hand. A cup of coffee always on the ready in his kitchen, & I always felt welcome at his home.
He also helped me procure many great guitars over the years.
You will be missed ol' Buddy!
- Posted by: Rudy Kessen (Friend) on: Jul 8, 2012
- Eddy had a profound effect on the music scene in Winnipeg. He was a natural-born entertainer and loved to perform -- on or off stage. He had a million stories about gigs and entertainers. He encouraged young upcoming musicians and was always willing to pass on advice.
I knew Eddy for more than 40 years and have many fond memories of his
He will be missed, but not soon forgotten. He was 'one of a kind'
My condolences to his family.
- Posted by: Glenn MacRae (friend) on: Jul 7, 2012
- Eddy: singer, guitar player and one of one of Winnipeg's unforgettable "characters" whose presence enhanced the music scene. 1957, standing in front of Hamerton's music store on Fort Street. Looking south on Fort I could see a figure carrying a guitar case and wearing a very large cowboy hat. As he got closer I could see the fancy Western clothes. It was Eddy heading for a gig at the old Dominion Theatre western hour. RIP old friend, I'll miss you.
- Posted by: Owen Clark (Friend) on: Jul 7, 2012
- ED GAVE ME MY FIRST START IN MUSIC. CAME TO MY HOUSE WITH A FRIEND AND I GOT HOOKED INTO MUSIC WAY BACK IN 1950. HE HAD A DEEP VOICE AND ERNEST TUBB WERE HIS IDOLS AND SANG LIKE HIM. HE ALSO WORKED WITH WPG. PIANO AND SOLD ME MY GUITARS AND AMPS.HE WAS ONE OF A KIND AND SAD TO SEE HIM GO. I WILL ALWAYS BE GRATEFUL FOR GIVING ME MY START IN MUSIC WHICH I'M STILL DOING TODAY AT THE TENDER AGE OF 76
- Posted by: GERRY PELLAND (LONGTIME FRIEND) on: Jul 7, 2012
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