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Born: Nov 15, 1947

Date of Passing: Feb 19, 2021

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November 15, 1947 - February 19, 2021

With deep sadness and heavy hearts we are announcing that Eddie has gained his wings and has gone to be with his family. Eddie passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 19, 2021.
Eddie was predeceased by his parents and his sister Diane in 2013. He leaves to cherish his memory forever his loving sister and sidekick Irene (Jim), his brother-in-law John, his nieces Jamie (Bruce), his niece and loving goddaughter Leann (Ed), and Sherry, his nephews, Greg (Mavis) and Glenn (Kelly).
Prior to covid, for many years Eddie's morning ritual was meeting all of his buddies at McDonald's for coffee.
Eddie's antique car was his pride and joy. He spent his time following antique car shows all summer long. His working life was spent at Burns and Maple Leaf Foods and he lived his whole life in the north end.
We're going to miss his stories and his jokes and his presence. He was always good for the soul.
Cremation has taken place. Due to covid we will hold a celebration of his life at a later date.

Eddie you may be gone from our lives
but you will live on in our hearts forever.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 27, 2021

Condolences & Memories (11 entries)

  • Our condolences to the Family.We will miss Eddie’s jokes at McDonalds in the mornings.He always made us laugh and that made our day.RIP Eddie xoxo - Posted by: Vince and Joanne (Friend) on: Mar 02, 2021

  • Our deepest sympathy goes to Eddies family. He was a really nice person and liked to talk about almost anything. We used to have a good time at social functions with him and there were always lots of laughs. May you Rest In Peace Ed. Lori & Keith ( coworkers from Burns/Maple Leaf ) - Posted by: Lori & Keith (Friends and coworkers) on: Mar 01, 2021

  • We were great friends with Eddie when we all lived in the North End. and frequented the German Club. He will be sadly missed. May he rest in Peace. Frank and Agnes Feeney - Posted by: Frank and agnes feeney (good friends) on: Mar 01, 2021

  • Friends of Eddy from the pool room and then worked with him at Burns. One thing about Eddy he had a special way of telling a story, good friend and co-worker. He will be missed and remembered Ron and Sharon Terleski - Posted by: ron terleski ( friend and co-worker) on: Mar 01, 2021

  • Remember Eddie from the mid 60's at Eddie's (Al's Pool Room). A good guy !! R.I.P. !! - Posted by: Walter Rybczuk (acquaintance) on: Feb 28, 2021

  • I met Eddie back in the early 70’s when we were both hired on the same day at Burns Foods. I remember Eddie as a nice guy with a good sense of humour. He was always ready with an entertaining story about somebody or something that “happened” in the “north end.” As a summer student at Burns for 5 years, I always looked forward to coming back each summer just to hear more of his stories. He never ran out. (PS: Eddie..if you’re listening up there, tell the one about the golf clubs you borrowed and then made them disappear…lol.) My condolences to the Gawryluk family. RIP my friend. - Posted by: Doug (ex-Burns Foods co-worker ) on: Feb 28, 2021

  • Great guy - Posted by: Nestor (Acquaintance from years gone by) on: Feb 28, 2021

  • So sorry for your loss, I loved having a cold beer and some good laughs with Eddie at the Ukrainian national home. - Posted by: Randy lagimodiere (Friend ) on: Feb 27, 2021

  • Condolences to the family . Eddie and I go back about 60 years . Both young punkers from Selkirk Ave in the early 60's . Proud to say I was one of the rare people Eddie actually let use that beautiful old Pontiac when it was used for some of the photos at my daughters wedding . R.I.P. old buddy . - Posted by: Ray Bolton (friend) on: Feb 27, 2021

  • We will surely miss morning coffee with Eddie. A true North ender he was. His many stories about the olden days kept us laughing . Eddie knew everyone in the north end and he was an old soul at heart. Rest in peace my friend - Posted by: Fred and Barb (friend) on: Feb 27, 2021

  • Sorry to hear of Eddies passing. May the love of family & friends & precious memories give comfort to all during this sad time. Our sincere condolences to The Family. Don & janet - Posted by: don Kuhlman (Family) on: Feb 27, 2021

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