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Born: May 27, 1940

Date of Passing: Dec 11, 2019

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May 27, 1940 - December 11, 2019

"Lead, follow, or get out of the way." One of Ed's many one-liners.
Born prematurely at home on the farm in the Swan River Valley, Ed was a fighter from the very beginning, which continued to his last few days. He grew into the kind of person who knew how to do just about anything. After graduating from the University of
Manitoba (Aggie class of '62), he spent his working life in finance, first with MACC and then with the TD Bank. Ed loved organizing events and bringing people together.
Generous with his time, he enjoyed his
involvement with Kinsmen, 4-H, Boy Scouts, politics, coaching and convening baseball, and more recently as treasurer of his church.
Family was extremely important to Ed. He would instigate and host large gatherings, making sure people knew who their cousins and great-aunts were. Ed's hobbies included woodworking, curling, fishing and gardening (which gained him the title of Onion King by his family).
Unconventional, intimidating and good at letting things go, Ed was ultimately a softy who loved his family and adored his
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his wife Marilyn and their children, Jacqueline (Robert),
Barbara (Philip), Eldon (Rena),
grandchildren, Arlo (Wilson), Zorya, Annachie, Ada and Sonny, and great-grandchildren, Eduardo and Carolina, his
sisters, Roberta, Ollie (Bryan) and Marilyn (Lloyd) and his sister-in-law Jean, as well as many nieces and nephews and extended
Ed was predeceased by his parents and his younger brother Ken.
Ed's family would like to thank the staff with Palliative Care and the Riverview Health Centre for their excellent care, and a special thank you to Jeremy.
A celebration of Ed's life will be held at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street on Monday, December 30, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to a charity of your choice.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 14, 2019

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • So sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. The last time we talked he was about to have a very risky surgery. Might have been three years ago. I was looking forward to talking about family history, etc. Please accept my sincere condolences. - Posted by: Debbie Innes (WIlliam F. Burnett’s Daughter from Dand originally ) on: Jan 12, 2020

  • Marilyn, I was sorry to hear of Ed’s death. He was my boss in Toronto as you may recall and I remember my time working with him fondly. He always was good to offer input and suggestions. Ed was always there with an encouraging word. He was a good boss and a better man. Good wishes to you and your family at this difficult time. Chris and Karen Dyrda - Posted by: Chris Dyrda (Friend/Co Worker) on: Dec 15, 2019

  • Oh Marilyn, I am so sorry to hear of Ed's passing. I do remember so many good times we all spent together and will cherish our friendship forever. Even though you were not able to come out to visit the last few years, we would talk on the phone or when I went in to Winnipeg to visit you, I always had a good time. We discussed many things and it was always uplifting to have spent an afternoon with you both. I pray that you will feel the support of family and friends and that the care and concern of many will carry you through the coming days. My sympathies to you and your family. Take care. Corene - Posted by: Corene Antle (friend) on: Dec 14, 2019

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