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Born: Jul 14, 1940

Date of Passing: Jan 28, 2000

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ED ULMER Ed was born on July 21, 1940 in Columbia, Mississippi and went to be with Jesus on January 28, 2000. He is survived by his wife, Patsey; children, John, Shelly and Vicky (Jarvas) Holmes; grandchildren, Keith, Jesse and James. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and close friends. Ed was a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bomber Football Hall of Fame and Alumni Association. He was employed at the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission. Ed was active in the community with various organizations, donating his time to help others. He belonged to the Rounders Club, Cambridge Hotel Dart League, and many other sporting events. Ed will be deeply missed by his family, friends and those hes touched. A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 4 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Mary Magdeline Anglican Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ALS Society of Manitoba or St. Mary Magdelene Anglican Church, 3 St. Vital Rd. THOMSON FUNERAL CHAPELS 783-7211

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 30, 2000

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Ed worked in the off season at the Winnipeg Downtown Eaton's sporting goods. I would go there as a young boy to marvel at this hero of the Bombers that I could watch walk among us. He was always friendly and gracious as he likely knew I typically wasn't there to buy anything. I used to find any excuse to go to the store. Weather it was a 25 cent set of football pins or a sale priced junior sized football, it didn't matter he was generous with his time and his conversation. I would ask about a product and he would walk me over to it. I was awe standing so close to someone I had followed so close as a player. He was real and he was talking to me. To a young Bomber fan he was every bit the hero I hoped he would be, on and off the field. As an adult and a long time supporter he has provided me fond memories that clearly endure still today. Thanks Mr.Ulmer. God speed. - Posted by: Brent Chapman (Fan) on: Apr 22, 2016

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