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February 15, 2024

In Loving Memory ~

Passed peacefully on Thursday Feb 15th surrounded by his family and life partner in his home.

He was predeceased by his wife Barbara, parents, Evelyn and Anton; his brother Alton; and his step-son Todd.

He will be lovingly remembered by his sisters Joanne (Bob) and Elnora; partner Norma; sons Glyn (Salenn), Chad (Chantal) and Curtis; daughter Joleen (Bret); Daughter-in-law Lynn; grandchildren Amanda (Gord), Tyrell (Amalie) Alaynah, Sophia, Isabel, Emma, Ava, Abbey, Makenize, Bennet; along with great grandchildren and a very large community of friends.

Ed grew up in central Alberta farming, and had fond memories of that childhood. He was a farmer at heart, and had a love of the community and equipment. He knew a lot about combines and tractors!

He left the farm as a young man and started in the banking business and this resulted in many moves. This gave him the opportunity to live in some interesting places including YellowKnife, Banff, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and British Columbia, and meeting his wife along the way.

He finally settled in Red Deer, and this is where Barb and Ed raised their family, putting down roots that will remain for years to come. Ed continued to be involved in the banking industry in Alberta for most of his career and retired after helping many people with their personal retirement and estate planning.

Ed loved curling, golfing, camping and most of all spending time with his large family and circle of friends. He was a long time member of both the Kinsmen Club and Rotary Clubs of Red Deer, and received a "lifetime" membership designation from the Kinsmen Club. Ed was fortunate to travel extensively throughout Canada, United States, Mexico, Dominican Republic and various parts of Europe.

Over the last several years Ed suffered from Leukemia, but was able to remain very active until the end. Despite extensive time spent in the hospital, he never lost his sense of humour. Throughout this journey he continued to joke with the hospital staff and often brought light and joy to those around him.

Ed was fortunate to have his life partner Norma at his side throughout this journey. He had an amazing ability to make others smile throught his life, and this is one of the many parts of "Ed, Dad, Grandpa" that will be truly missed!

The family is grateful for the support of the Central Alberta Cancer Center for all of the care he was given in the last years of his life.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cancer Center or the Red Deer Hospice or a charity of one's choice.

A celebration of life will be hosted soon at the Red Deer Curling club. Details to be announced in the coming days.

Condolences may be left for the family at

 Eventide Funeral Chapels