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Date of Passing: May 09, 2020Offer Condolences or Memory
1930 - 2020
He was predeceased by Joan, his wife of nearly 70 years, in October, 2019. Left to forever cherish his memory are his children, Eva (Paul), Marian, Randy (Bowen), Dave (Irene), Susan, and Catherine (Doug); granddaughters, Lindsay, Alison, Lauren, and Vanessa; and great-granddaughters, Jessica, Mia and Ophelia.
Ed was born in La Salle, Manitoba and was a lifelong resident of Winnipeg. Shortly after high school, Ed joined the RCAF and married Joan while posted in London, Ontario. After returning to Winnipeg, he began a lengthy career in construction and real estate. Founding his own custom home building firm in 1960, he went on to serve as President of the Manitoba Home Builders' Association. His construction days were followed by many years in real estate where he was manager of a number of offices throughout Winnipeg.
Ed was an extraordinary man. He was a devoted and loving husband as well as a wonderful father and grandfather. To his children he was their superhero who told colourful stories of growing up during the Great Depression and the Second World War. He loved music of all kinds, especially the Big Band Era, and played the guitar as well as harmonica. He had a quick and inventive way with words and created songs that kept his friends and family laughing. He enjoyed playing bridge, bird watching and sports of all kinds. He introduced his children to a wide range of sports including hockey, football, swimming, cross-country skiing and golf. He loved taking family road trips across Canada as well as the U.S. and stopped at every historical attraction and viewpoint.
When their children left home, Ed and Joan became enthusiastic golfers with a particular love for the Hecla Island course. Ed was an extraordinarily generous man showering enormous amounts of time and energy on his children and grandchildren. Ed lived a full and vibrant life and he will be sorely missed.
Cremation has taken place. While we will be celebrating Ed's life at a later date, we ask you to raise a glass to a remarkable man who won't soon be forgotten.
THOMSON "IN THE PARK"
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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 23, 2020
Condolences & Memories (7 entries)
It's been many years since I worked in Real estate at MCkague Sigmar with Ed as my manager, back in the early 70 s Moved to BC in 76, but I have fond memories of the years I worked with him, and yes I loved this guy! His obituary is a beautiful tribute to a great man! - Posted by: Fred Dieleman (ex Realtor living in BC) on: May 25, 2020
My condolences to the family of Ed Boldt. He was a great guy, a funny story teller and in many ways bigger than life..He will be very much missed.. - Posted by: Annamaria Palffy (Friend ) on: May 25, 2020
Working under Ed for many years was always a challenge and fun ... He was a generous person with time for others . Ed loved music and had a song for all , and I was fortunate enough to participate in this passion . Ed will remain in fond memories of many people MIKE SAMBORK - Posted by: mike sambork (friend) on: May 25, 2020
I knew Ed well. A good person and a friend. - Posted by: John Bryk (Friend) on: May 24, 2020
To the family of Ed Boldt... We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad and grandpa... Bill enjoyed working with Ed in Real Estate and says he was a great mentor and a great person... Take Care Bill and Karen Shanski - Posted by: Bill/Karen Shanski (Friend) on: May 23, 2020
I remember working with Ed at Sutton real estate which was about 20 years ago. Ed really was a great guy, friendly, knowledgeable, and always helpful. Although he wasn't managing then (I wish he bad been) Ed was always busy and I even got to golf with him a couple of times. A great man, he will be missed! - Posted by: Keith Tod (Realtor) on: May 23, 2020
Enjoyed visiting with Joan & Ed while going about the community, playing baseball with the Street Team & an occasional bridge game. We have missed our visits while walking by the house for the past while. - Posted by: Ron & Dorothy Mann (NEIGHBOURS down the street) on: May 23, 2020
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