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EDWARD SWART (ED)
Date of Passing: Nov 24, 2021Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
He will be greatly missed and forever remembered by his wife Denise, son Matthew and daughter Hollie Bieber (Allan).
Ed was born and raised in Winnipeg. He had many career hats but his final one as a handyman gave him the most satisfaction and pleasure.
A private Celebration Mass will be held on December 4, 2021.
Should anyone wish, donations in Ed's memory may be made to CancerCare Manitoba.
As Eddy would say,
"LOVE LIFE - BE SCREENED"
"MAY YOUR FRISBEE FLY
LONG AND HIGH , EDDY!"
Arrangements entrusted to
Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 04, 2021
Condolences & Memories (8 entries)
Ed became my handyman after my friend referred him to me. Ed was johnny on the spot when I would text him to do a little job. He was friendly, kind, gentle, and always entertaining. Ed never seemed to like it quiet and would chat with me the entire time he was here or he would be doing his "humming/singing." He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. My deepest sympathy to his family. - Posted by: Susan Gustafson (Client) on: Dec 16, 2021
I knew Ed for well over 10+ years. He was my "go-to-guy" for all things fix-ups. My wife, my kids, my mom, my tenants, my clients came to know Ed as the happy handyman. He has worked on my home, my rentals, my mom's home and no matter how hard the task, he would say "Hey bud, you know I like a good challenge" and then find a way to get things done. All my tenants knew Ed, so as soon as something went wrong, I'd get a text: "When can Ed make it out?" And he would take care everything. Ed was someone I could always count on. Very sad that he no longer with us. We will always remember his little tune (dah dah, da da da) while he worked, and his cheerful joking. Even through his rough times, he would say "I'm the luckiest guy". Positive attitude all the way through. You will definitely be missed Ed! In your own words... "Be Well. Be Blessed. Life is Grand!" - Posted by: Frank V (Client & Friend) on: Dec 08, 2021
I am very sad that I won't get a chance to work with Ed again. He helped me over numerous year as a handyman. Always smiling, always happy, always friendly, what a great guy. Very few people I've met had the energy, and easy going nature that Ed did. Somehow Ed made things that went wrong and were typically bad experiences fun. I worried little about things breaking, knowing I'd be calling Ed. My wife and kids will miss him, as will I. "We'll get you fixed up Ryan - don't you worry buddy!" RIP Ed. - Posted by: Ryan S. (Client and friend....) on: Dec 08, 2021
Denise Paul Ann and family. My deepest sympathies to the family I am so sorry to hear about Ed’s passing. He will be truly missed with all his craziness making people laugh especially on Lester Beach with his obsession playing Frisbee and not letting anyone quit playing until you were totally tried of playing. God bless you and your family. Friend of the Swart’s family - Posted by: Heather Guarino (Friend) on: Dec 06, 2021
I was so sad to hear that Ed was not well, told to me by another client of his. Ed was my friend and handyman, he helped with many projects in and outside my house. He worked so hard, he was always singing and always giving me great advise on things I could do or he could help me with around my home. I will miss him so much, he was a wonderful person, so kind and genuine. I first met him when I posted an on Kijiji for someone to install my dishwasher. He did such a great job, he was so friendly. I asked him if he could take out my old tub and shower unit and put a new fibreglass shower and tub unit in my bathroom. He said he would and took measurements. Little did we know the new shower and tub unit was too big for my bathroom. He was so creative, he could do anything. He cut into the wall on both sides to make some room for it and he did a beautiful job installing it. Then he put in a new toilet and flooring. I asked he to help me convert an old antique buffet into a bathroom vanity, he cut the whole on top for the sink, laid the sink into and did a beautiful job. And then put in a new toilet, a mirror cabinet and flooring. He built 2 rooms from scratch in my basement and so many other home improvements, the list goes on and on. My condolences to his family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. It is a great loss for this world, Ed will be missed. Ed was one of best people I knew, always so friendly, positive and happy. I will miss his happy face and his singing. - Posted by: Teresa Glesby (Friend and Client) on: Dec 04, 2021
Ed was such a hard worker! I know what health challenges he struggled with and how hard everyday must have been. Thinking of you Denise and your kids. Tough time of year for this kind of loss. Keep well. - Posted by: Sandra McCrea (School mate) on: Dec 04, 2021
We have lots of fun memories of you, Eddy. Will miss that smile and awesome laugh. Love Moony and Bryce - Posted by: Sandy Manske (Friend) on: Dec 04, 2021
We will truly miss the times we shared at Lester beach... the laughter, stories from our youth, the conversations about life and of course the throwing of the frisbee. I'm sure there will be plenty of people willing to throw the frisbee until their arm falls off (lol) it's been a great ride now rest until we meet again... Greg, Laurie and all the gang at Lester beach - Posted by: greg johnson (friend) on: Dec 04, 2021
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