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Date of Passing: Jun 15, 2021

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Ed passed peacefully at Riverview Healthcare Centre on Tuesday morning, June 15, 2021, at the age of 96.
Ed was born in Poplarfield, Manitoba, and farmed the land until moving to Winnipeg with the family in 1955.
Throughout the years, Ed was a man of many talents and occupations. He was a farmer, lumberjack, miner, and had a long career with CN Railway that he retired from, 31 years ago.
Ed is survived by his children, Ellen Jenkinson (Dave), Diana Brodowski (Rob), and David Brodowski (Lee), as well as grandchildren, Philip Jenkinson, (Krista), Nathan Jenkinson, (Pamela), Corbin Jenkinson (Kasia) and Dallen Brodowski. He has two great-grandchildren, Charlie and Ellie Jenkinson.
Ed was predeceased by his brother Victor, and sisters, Sadie, Ella and Pauline.
He was known to be a worthy opponent in a game of pool and his carpentry work had a skilled attention to detail that made many exceptional projects. Ed was able to fix most anything. Other pastimes included bowling. His high scores earned him the nickname of "Fast Eddie". Gardening was a passion of his, and garlic was his favourite. He loved spending all day on a bench in his backyard, enjoying his garden. Health and fitness were an important part of his life, and when he retired, he promptly set up a membership at the downtown Y to swim regularly, participated in a walking club at Kildonan Park, and danced most Saturdays with a social club. Listening to the Polka Party every Saturday night on CFRY was a highlight for Dad, right up to his last Saturday on this earth. He was a talented harmonica player and would play a medley of tunes upon request.
His travels included winter vacations in Barbados, which inspired him to wallpaper his living room wall with palm trees to get that "tropical" feel during our frigid Winnipeg winters. When his children were young, many summer trips were made by train to spend time at a cousin's cottage at Rice Lake, Ontario.
As a father and grandfather, Ed was someone to look up to, someone to admire, and someone to be proud of.
Cremation has taken place, as well as a private family gathering.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Salvation Army.

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Chapel Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 19, 2021

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • My condolences, Diana, on behalf of all of us here at LEVOLOR as well. From what I read, your father was full of life and character! I am sure he will be missed, but certainly not forgotten. - Posted by: Mike Muyal (Colleague) on: Jun 29, 2021

  • Ellen, Diana, and David. Sorry to hear about your Dad, Ed. My condolences to you all. Memories from the days at the farm. Dan Swedlo - Posted by: Daniel Swedlo (friend) on: Jun 21, 2021

  • How very sorry to hear of Edward’s passing. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are will you and the rest of the family. - Posted by: William Schwager (Friend) on: Jun 21, 2021

  • Ellen, Diana & David, Sorry to hear the passing of your father Ed. I remember the fun fun times with our families on Young St. Condolences, Perry W. Illchuk - Posted by: Perry Illchuk (Friend & neighbor) on: Jun 19, 2021

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