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ED BLACKMAN 1933 2011 Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 12, at St. Boniface Hospital. Shirlee, his wife of 57 years, was at his side. He leaves behind a legacy of his faith in Jesus Christ, love for his family and countless precious memories to be treasured forever in the hearts of all who knew him. Ed was born in Winnipeg and grew up in the Point Douglas area. He attended Immaculate Conception Church and School during his elementary school years and later St. Paul's College. His work life began as a railway worker for the Canadian National Railway. In 1961, he started work with the City of Winnipeg's streets and traffic department. Ed was later elected President of Local 500, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and served in this position for 17 years, until his retirement in 1993. He also served as General Vice-President on CUPE's National Executive Board. He was an avid jogger and passionate about physical fitness, winning a bronze medal in the1994 Maui Marathon, and placing first in his age group in the 1996 Manitoba Marathon. Family and friends celebrate Ed's many accomplishments and service to his Winnipeg community. Ed will be deeply missed by his wife Shirlee, his four children, Sherryl (Rob), Jay (Brenda), Karen (Marcel), Lisa (Tony), also 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, sisters-in-law Margaret, Joan, brother-in-law Ed Birnie, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The family wishes to thank Dr.Wei Li and the nurses and staff on 5E at St. Boniface Hospital, for their compassionate care. A celebration of Ed's life will be held Tuesday, July 19, 2:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn, 4000 Portage Avenue. Donations in memory of Ed Blackman may be made to the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation, 409 Tache Avenue, Rm D1003, R2H 2A6, 237-2067 or the Heart Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Suite 200, 6 Donald Street R3L 0K6, 949-2000. For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit our website. Chapel Lawn 885-9715

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 16, 2011

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • He was always a kind an friendly man to me . I still remember Ed and Shirlee from when I was a small child and it’s always warm thoughts . It’s always sad to lose people like this for everyone - Posted by: Bill tokarchuk (Friend) on: Sep 24, 2020

  • Sorry to hear of Mr. Blackman's passing. I remember talking to him as a youngster at the apartment complex where my family and his lived. I was also a friend and classmate with his daughter Lisa. He always had a kind word for me. R.I.P. sir. - Posted by: Darren De Visser (friend) on: Jan 30, 2013

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