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Born: Mar 25, 1946

Date of Passing: Dec 03, 2021

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March 25, 1946 - December 3, 2021

Suddenly on Friday, December 3, 2021, Ed passed away at his residence.
He is survived by his wife Gaye, brother David, sister Megan Gauthier, and nephews, Martial, Michel and Joel. Predeceased by parents, Allan and Elizabeth, and brother-in-law Joseph.
Ed was born in St. Asaph, Denbighshire, Wales and immigrated to Canada with his mother arriving in Winnipeg during July 1946. He spent the next five months on Melbourne Avenue, East Kildonan before moving with his parents to St. Vital where he resided for the rest of his life.
Ed spent his working life in the plumbing industry, being employed by Crane, Cronkhite, EMCO and then Western Supply his entire career.
Ed was a longtime member of the Manitoba Wildlife Federation and Fort Garry Legion where many friendships were made. A lifelong fisherman and waterfowl hunter, he especially enjoyed the camaraderie of his fellow lodge owners at Tin Town, Delta Marsh.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Heart &d Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 1379 Kenaston Blvd., Winnipeg, MB R3P 2T5 or a charity of your choice.
Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held in the spring of 2022 when Covid restrictions have been loosened.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 11, 2021

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Gaye, so sorry to hear of Ed's passing. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Hugs. - Posted by: Karen Yuskin ((Former co-worker EMCO)) on: Jan 16, 2022

  • Gaye I am so sorry to hear of Ed's passing. My condolences to you and your family. - Posted by: Michelle (Mickey) Van Ryssel (friend) on: Jan 08, 2022

  • Very sorry to hear of Ed's passing. My condolences to the family. My father worked at Emco with Ed for many years at 801 Century. I joined Emco as a teen working with Ed in Shipping and Receiving. I can tell you I learned quickly about work quality. Looking back, I was so terrified of him and really tried not to mess up the orders. I think my Dad knew Ed would set me straight and he did. I later joined Ed in my 20's at Western Supply working the counter as a rookie. They were great years with a great mentor and entertainer. He could really let you have it sometimes, we all had fun with it...especially the customers. He would not hesitate to call me aside and explain himself though. That was when his knowledge, experience and willingness to teach really stuck with me. He made you think. He provided the straight goods with no sugar coating...he did it well and was respected for it. You always knew where you stood with him. His methods were simple but they worked. Routine and Shear Repetition. Thanks for everything Ed, you'll be missed. Lonnie - Posted by: Lonnie Farr (Former Co-Worker) on: Dec 15, 2021

  • Deepest sympathy Gaye on Grizz’s passing. Olga (Les Buss) told me. Henri passed in 2016. I have great memories of you both at the Legion & at some of our music get togethers in Teulon. So very sorry. Shelagh - Posted by: Shelagh Morrow ( Henri Lafreniere) (Friend) on: Dec 15, 2021

  • My sincere condolences Gaye. I am sorry to read of Grizzs passing. We spent many hours together chasing ducks, fishing, and of course many a brew at the legion. I will miss him. R.I.P. - Posted by: bob sands (Friend) on: Dec 11, 2021

  • So sorry to read about Ed's passing. Memories of Cronkhite's fishing trips and pictures of Ed and Phil together came flooding back. They sure had some great times together. Thinking of you during this difficult time. - Posted by: Dolores Boyer (Friend) on: Dec 11, 2021

  • Gaye, we are so sorry for your loss. No words can express or provide comfort at this time, but just know our thoughts are with You during this trying time. - Posted by: Ken & Bonnie Flockton (long time friends of both Gaye & Ed) on: Dec 11, 2021

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