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Born: Mar 13, 1947

Date of Passing: Mar 20, 2020

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March 13, 1947 - March 20, 2020

Edward Ledson Hintze passed away peacefully in Mexico on March 20, 2020, with his husband by his side.
He is lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his husband John Erskine; cousin Janice Burdon; the Erskine, Burdon and Hintze families, and many cherished friends in Canada and Mexico.
Edward grew up in Saskatchewan and spent summers at the family farm near Hughton. He attended school in Dinsmore, Rosetown and Saskatoon. After a year at the University of Saskatchewan, he moved to Toronto to study voice and pursue his talents for design, fashion and musical theatre. He also performed on tour with his show bands before settling in Winnipeg.
Edward shared his passion and gifts for singing, acting, costuming, design, and directing in a wide variety of local and national productions, events, and performances. Edward loved projects and creative challenges. Whether creating costumes, couture or curtains; putting together shows; or renovating and building, he exemplified the expression "where there's a will, there's a way" and it had to be a stylish way.
Edward met John performing in shows at the Hollow Mug. In their 30 years together, they enjoyed collaborating on construction, renovation and music making projects. In recent years, they spent happy days at their homes in Winnipeg, Mexico, and the farm where Edward grew up, blessed with the love and support of friends and family.
Edward's love for family and friends and his concern for the wellbeing of people in his professional and personal circles will be greatly missed.
A celebration of Edward's life will take place at a later date.
Donations in Edward's memory may be made to or a charity of your choice.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 19, 2020

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • John, I'm so sorry. I wanted to get in touch with him and phoned the ACTRA office only to be told he had passed. He was part of the committee that hired me at ACTRA and taught me so much (boning a bodice, creating costumes with a $300 budget). He was always supportive and a sweetheart. We've lost a wonderful guy. - Posted by: Susan Robinson (friend) on: Feb 20, 2021

  • Edward`s light has moved from stage to the stars now. We only worked together at Aden Bowman Collegiate, and it was a challenge to keep up and a delight to share. Rest on your laurels Ed - you made a difference in so many lives! - Posted by: Peter Roberts (High School colleague) on: Oct 01, 2020

  • I am reeling with the news that Ed will not grace our lives with his fabulous smile and rapier wit. I had the distinct pleasure of knowing Ed and working with him in the fashion industry many years ago. He shared with me how much he adored his home in Mexico. In that way we will remain kindred spirits as I too have an affinity for Mexico and her gracious people. Rest gently, Ed, in the arms of angels. - Posted by: Adriana O’Neil (Friend) on: Sep 24, 2020

  • Very sad to hear of Ed's passing. I am fortunate to have collaborated with Ed on the design of my wedding gown (I left the sewing of it up to him!) 33 years ago..I was also fortunate that he graciously agreed to sing at my wedding. I watched him perform with my mother at the Hollow Mug many times . He was so full of life and smiles and joy whenever I saw him. From a distance I see that he led a very accomplished life and was well respected and loved by friends and colleagues. My family and I would like to extend our deepest condolences to John and family and all his friends who knew and loved him best. - Posted by: Martine (West) Dahlke (friend through my mother) on: Sep 23, 2020

  • We will miss Ed's incredible warm smile and of course his many talents. I did my first professional show with Ed - 'Pippin' for Sundog Productions back in 1979. He was a true mentor to a lot of us. Condolences to John and the family. May his memory be a blessing to you always. - Posted by: Kayla Gordon (Friend and Colleague) on: Sep 20, 2020

  • Edward, your creative spirit, sense of style, your very presence on stage or behind the scenes will be sorely missed. You were one of a kind!! Rest easy & know you left your legacy on the Wpg Entertainment scene. - Posted by: Donna Boyle (Sweet Adelines) on: Sep 19, 2020

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