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Born: Jul 10, 1957

Date of Passing: Sep 10, 2021

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With broken hearts and broken dreams, we sadly announce the passing of Edward Lawrence Vandekerckhove, our husband, dad, and grandpa, on September 10, 2021.
Ed is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Dawn, his son Kevin, grandson Kylan; daughter Kristi (Ryan Desjarlais); brothers, Dennis (Kerry), and Jerry (Tammy); brother-in-law Jack Campbell (Rosalie); sisters-in-law, Dale (John Fox), Debbie (Gord Deprez), many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Leon and Evelyn; sister Bonnie and brother-in-law Jim Buckle, sister Judy Campbell; and in-laws, Emil and Lydia Grandmont.
Ed was born on July 10, 1957 in Winnipeg, MB and grew up in and remained in Stony Mountain his entire life. His first job was at the local quarry, and then on to the family tradition of selling cars, first at Wiley Mercury, then Landau Lincoln Mercury, then Mcphillips Lincoln Mercury, followed by successfully running his own business Ed Vande Auto Sales Inc. for the past 20 years. Through his company he also managed the exporting of vehicles for Jim Gauthier Cadillac.
Besides his love for selling cars, Ed loved curling with his family and friends in many bonspiels and at the Stony Mountain Curling Club, which he was an executive member for many years. He enjoyed camping trips with his family and coaching both his kids in baseball.
He enjoyed the numerous trips we went on to Las Vegas and Shooting Star Casino, and betting on the ponies at the racetrack.
Ed loved goose hunting and fishing, and established the Stony Mountain Curling Club Goose shoot, which helped the community in various areas.
Ed had the "gift of the gab" and acquired numerous friends and colleagues wherever he travelled.
As per Ed's wishes cremation has taken place and a private family interment and gathering will be held.
We would like to thank MacKenzie Funeral Home for their care and compassion for guiding us through such a difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire donations can be made to the Stony Mountain Community Association, Box 449, Stony Mountain, MB R0C 3A0.

We will love and miss you every day.

MacKenzie Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 18, 2021

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • Very sorry for your loss Dawn. Find strength and courage from your family and friends during this very difficult time. My condolences to you and your family. Cherish your memories, and may he Rest in Peace. - Posted by: Lana (Friend, RRC Co-worker Retiree) on: Nov 26, 2021

  • It was always a pleasure to deal with Ed. He was a wise man with lots advice. May he Rest in Peace - Posted by: Laurie Reykdal (Business) on: Nov 03, 2021

  • Condolences to the Vande Family….remembering Eddie as the kid across the street to working with and beside him at the Curling Club and the Goose Shoots…always took the time to hear and talk to everyone..RIP Eddie you surely will be missed! - Posted by: Jane Bell (Neighbour/Friend) on: Sep 22, 2021

  • I am so sorry to hear of your loss Dawn. My thoughts are with you. Lesia - Posted by: Lesia Zablockij (Co-worker) on: Sep 20, 2021

  • Condolences to all of the Vande family. I will miss Eddie's fall visits when he came calling looking for fields for the Stony Mountain Goose shoot. - Posted by: BRUCE ROCHE (Friend) on: Sep 20, 2021

  • My siblings and I are saddened to learn of the passing of our cousin Ed. Although we hadn’t spent much time together over the years, family ties hold us all together. Our parents had the special relationship of being twins! We extend our heartfelt sympathy to Dawn and the entire family. - Posted by: Kathy Girard (Cousin ) on: Sep 19, 2021

  • I truly will miss our round about coffees weekly, our shop talk of vehicles, the jokes we played at the dealership and on the phone always with laughter. However most of all his response and his humour to our many conversations and our amazing relationship just hanging out. To the family and friends we all truly will miss him and the amazing memories will always stay with me as with everyone whom knew Ed. Miss ya bud! - Posted by: Terry Vestur (Friend ) on: Sep 19, 2021

  • It is with great sadness & surprise to hear of the passing of Ed. I have fond memories of the times when Phil (deceased) and myself would come out to have a short visit with Ed & Dawn in Stoney Mountain many years ago. My prayers & warmest wishes go out to Dawn, Kevin, Kristi at this sad time, May Ed Rest In Peace. Wendy Elliott - Posted by: Wendy Elliott (Cousin thru marriage) on: Sep 18, 2021

  • My deepest condolences to the Vande Family. Ed was an awesome guy and he will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all Ed: Rest In Peace My Friend - Posted by: Guy Nowe (friend) on: Sep 18, 2021

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