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Date of Passing: Aug 03, 2020

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With loved ones by his side, Ed passed away peacefully on Monday, August 3, 2020 at the age of 74.
Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife Carol; children, Kim (Mark) and Matthew (Angel); his grandchildren, Easton, Channing and Connor; sister Norie; mother- in-law Irene; brother-in-laws, Ken (Debbie) and Tim; as well as his loving nieces and nephews, relatives and many very dear friends.
Ed was well known for his willingness to help anyone build almost anything and fix everything else. No matter the project, he showed much pride, art and skill in all his work. His loving and quirky habits, generosity for helping others, industrious nature and work ethic beyond what is imaginable are ways he will forever be remembered. Ed was never afraid to take on a challenge, in fact the greater the challenge, the more he thrived.
Ed's greatest pleasure was time spent at the cottage at Lake of the Woods. He loved to roam the property and enjoy a Rye and Coke on the dock watching the sunset over the bay, while dreaming about his next project and listening to the call of loons. He was especially fond of boating and exploring his favourite fishing spots and sharing his expertise with his grandsons. He passed on to us his love of nature and a deep appreciation for the outdoors. He had a passion for wildlife, hunting and scouting the open terrain with the guys. After his retirement, he spent many winters down in Florida golfing and spending hours walking the beaches with Carol.
Ed was a remarkable and adventurous soul who enjoyed sharing his life stories and displayed a great sense of humour even in his final days. He was determined to keep strong and to live his dreams and life fully. His infectious smile and strong character, along with his Eddy-isms will never be far from our thoughts.
Dad loved and was loved. He will forever remain in our hearts and we will continue to find him in all the traditions we are so grateful to have shared together.
In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family gathering will honour him.
If so desired, donations in Ed's memory may be made to CancerCare Manitoba.
Friends and relatives are invited to share in a photo-tribute, stories, and condolences for the family by visiting Ed's memorial page at

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 08, 2020

Condolences & Memories (16 entries)

  • So sorry to hear of Eddie's passing. We have great memories of many neighbourhood parties and get togethers. Loved his great hugs and his great personality. Deepest sympathy to Carol, Kim, Matt and families. RIP Ed. Thinking of you with sympathy and love. From Bryan and Barb - Posted by: Bryan and Barb Bale (Friends and neighbours from St. Andrews ) on: Aug 19, 2020

  • We were greatly saddened to read of Edo’s passing. Our sincere condolences to Carol and family. Thinking of you. Cousin Richard & Karen Howell. - Posted by: Richard & Karen Howell (Cousin) on: Aug 17, 2020

  • My deepest condolences Carol, Matt, Kim and family. My heart hurts for you all, sending my prayers and hugs during this difficult time. I have such great memories with you all but one that always comes to mind is when I was a kid and Ed would pull out his pretzel stash out of the back closet and share with us (the ones the size of a large cigar!) He was always laughing and always so kind. Take care during this difficult time, thinking of you all! - Posted by: Sheena Roscoe (Mainland) (Friend) on: Aug 17, 2020

  • Carol and family, we have you in our thoughts during this difficult time. We will miss Ed, his great smile, sense of humour and seeing him working in the yard. - Posted by: Geoff and Kristin Cusson (Friends) on: Aug 12, 2020

  • It is with deep sadness that we send condolences to Carol and family. We haven't seen each other for many,many years, but I remember Edo really well . So sorry to hear of his passing .mostly I remember such a wonderful boy, just looking into those sparking eyes, even when he sat still , you knew there was stuff brewing inside ,just waiting to get loose...Edo, may God Gide you to your family and friends that have gone before you, may you have good times again. ...Carol , our family's thoughts and prayers are with you all... Rest in peace," Edo" love aunty Dali.( Ed. Sr.'s sister) - Posted by: Dali Adeline kolas (nee Demarski) (Aunt) on: Aug 10, 2020

  • Carol, Kim and Matt know your Dad was always appreciated, only one Eddy--Thanks for the Memories.... - Posted by: Ross Watson (Friend and Neighbor St Andrews) on: Aug 10, 2020

  • My sister Christine, my Mom Eleanora (Ed's sister ) and myself, James sorely miss Uncle Ed and we give Carol, Kim, and Matt our deepest sympathies..... We have fond memories of Ed's (and Carol's) helping us from baby-sitting my sister and I, to the big family dinners we all had together at Gramps and Granma Demarski's house .... Good times that we shared together, and won't be forgotten .... Uncle Ed we love you and miss you ... You now have Eternal Life with our Family in God's Kingdom ........ God bless you........... - Posted by: james perch (nephew) on: Aug 09, 2020

  • So many memories & good times with both Ed & Carol. Will miss Ed, thinking of you Carol & family. - Posted by: Karen Guyot (Friends ) on: Aug 09, 2020

  • Eddie was my neighbor for a short time in St Andrews and continued to deepen our friendship out at Lake of the Woods. Eddie had a big heart who loved to have a good laugh!! I will always remember his laugh and the twinkle in his eye when he was teasing someone. He loved to be a prankster!! Eddie was an extremely hardworking man! He was always doing work on their beautiful cottage or helping someone else. Eddie certainly lived life to the fullest. Rest in peace Eddie. My condolences to Carol, Kim, Matt and family. Leanne, Dan and family - Posted by: Leanne Moneo (Friend) on: Aug 09, 2020

  • My sincerest condolences to Ed’s family and all that knew him. I had the pleasure of knowing Ed when I worked for AMC Foam. When he walked through the door, I knew I was in for a laugh in no time. Rest easy Ed. - Posted by: Geri Grzenda (acquaintance) on: Aug 09, 2020

  • Ed. Was the neighbour who always smiled his kindness always made me feel welcomed . He was a good kind soul . Toni - Posted by: Toni Jasper ( Smerchanski ) (Neighbour ) on: Aug 08, 2020

  • So many wonderful memories of Ed. From the days in St. Andrews to life at Lake of the Woods. Ed always had time to chat even if he was involved in some building project. He will be missed. Our sincere condolences to Carol and the family. - Posted by: Ludwik and Ruth Jarco (Friends) on: Aug 08, 2020

  • My condolences to Ed's family and friends. - Posted by: Roy Kunicky (A friend from the old north end days) on: Aug 08, 2020

  • We are very saddened to hear that our old friend Ed has passed away. Our deepest sympathy and sincerest condolences to Carol and family, Cherish the many pleasant memories you have made through the years. We have many memorable memories of hunting adventures we shared back in the 70's, 80's & 90's. Ed earned the name of "Polish Prince" from us for his charming smile and his pleasant personality. I remember well, the first time I met Ed in the late 60's and the last time we shared an adventure filled day together hunting in late November 2018. It was was nice to reminisce about the years gone by and to share them fondly in laughter. It was a day I will not soon forget. Even our last phone conversation in April was filled with many memorable recollections. We all share the pain of the family's loss and will remember Ed as a true friend with a zest for life. Rest in Peace Old Friend - Thanks for the memories...till we meet again... Keep moving forward...Your old hunting buddy - Jerry - Posted by: Jerry & Debbie Hayduk (Old Friends from Fraserwood) on: Aug 08, 2020

  • Carol, Kim,Matt and family ... our deepest sympathies. Ed will be dearly missed. Larry, Sandra and family. - Posted by: Larry and Sandra Loreth (Freinds) on: Aug 08, 2020

  • Ed was a neighbour and friend at Lake of the Woods. His enthusiasm for life matched his talents as a tradesman and his witty humour. He would always have time for a hug and a smile, we will miss him. A life well lived. - Posted by: Larry Buhler (Friend ) on: Aug 08, 2020

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