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Born: Aug 05, 1945

Date of Passing: Mar 09, 2018

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EDWIN (ED) RICHARD NEWFIELD It is with profound heartbreak and sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, uncle and good friend. Ed lost his battle to cancer on March 9, 2018, at Health Sciences Centre, at the age of 72. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 35 years, Elaine. Ed is survived by sister-in-law Dorothy of Calgary, brothers-in-law, Cliff Kooistra (Lorraine) and Larry Kooistra (Julie) all of Swan River, and numerous nieces and nephews. Ed was predeceased by his parents, George and Katie Newfield; brothers, Walter and wife Dorothy (Kenora, ON), George and wife Peggy (Brandon) and Vern (Calgary, AB), also, nephews, Rick and David. Ed was born in Boissevain, MB August 5, 1945 and moved with his family to Winnipeg (Kings Park) in 1950. Later his family moved to Fort Garry and, by this time, he had formed many lasting friendships with boys from Kings Park and, remarkably, they are still close knit today and always there for him. In summer holidays at the young age of 11 or 12 Ed worked in the market gardens in Kings Park and when 15 the summer holidays had him working on road construction with his dad and he continued with after graduating until 1969 (including working on the Red River Floodway). In 1969 Ed started working at Ideal Filter & Supply in Sales and 'retired' in 2006. By this time he was actively farming at Swan River (suitcase farmer) and started a feed business at Assiniboia Downs which he ran until 2015 (some days handling as much as 7500 lbs - one or two bales at a time). Since 2002, Ed has also been distributing and exporting Milled Flax for horses into Western Canada and USA. Ed has been an avid hunter through the years and has enjoyed snowmobiling and boating. Another love of his is Peonan Point on Lake Manitoba, where he's been going to for over 47 years, especially the "camp" which he bought in 1985, then the land in 2000. A memorial service will take place Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Whyte Ridge Baptist Church, 201 Scurfield Blvd., Winnipeg. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made in Ed's memory to Health Sciences Centre Foundation - Thoracic Surgery, CancerCare Manitoba or a charity of your choosing.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 13, 2018

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Aunt Elaine, So sorry to hear about Uncle Ed’s passing. Please accept my condolences. As I sit here and reminisce about the numerous visits to Grandpa and Grandma’s Buxton Road house I can’t help but think of that cold storage room in the basement. It was normally full of canned goods and preserves, all carefully arranged on the shelves...until hunting season came around. Needless to say one peek into the cold storage room resulted in my eyes staring at one of Uncle Ed’s trophies! Also the family gatherings during Christmas at your Lee Blvd. house and the amount of food that was displayed on the table. Quite impressive. I will never forget the time I unwrapped a Christmas gift to find out I was the proud owner of an orange battery blanket for my car! A practical gift for those Winnipeg winters. Rest in peace Uncle Ed. Cowboy boots forever! - Posted by: Janis Newfield (Niece) on: Mar 14, 2018

  • Ed, As you look upon us from the heavens above, we would like to thank-you for the time that we were able to spend with you, the great stories and most importantly, Jeff and yourself gave Penny and I that wonderful little dog on Peonan Point those many years ago that we call Jet. We will miss you dearly friend as we venture back and forth across the lake from Steep Rock to the Point for those great little visits. Thank-you my friend! Elaine our deepest sympathies. - Posted by: Pat & Katie Olson, Larry Olson (Friends) on: Mar 13, 2018

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