Ed was born in Rosenfeld in 1927 to Henry and Anna Funk. Ed grew up on the farm and loved spending time on the land. In 1947 Ed met the love of his life, Hilda and they were married in 1950. Ed and Hilda farmed near Rosenfeld for thirty years until retiring. In their retirement they travelled to thirty countries, spent a significant amount of time with their children and grandchildren, were active in the community and were committed members of a local church. Ed was fun loving and spontaneous. He always had a ready smile and a great sense of humour. Ed and Hilda enjoyed spending time with their friends. They spent a great deal of time birding, fishing, playing cards and driving the roads of southern Manitoba.
Ed spent the first 69 years of his life living within a mile of where he was born. In 1996 Ed and Hilda made the move to Winkler. This began a new chapter in their lives. They started attending Grace Mennonite Church and made many new friends. Church was always an important part of Ed’s faith and he struggled greatly when health prevented him from attending regularly, though he always maintained devotions in the home with Hilda. During this time Gerald and Bev Neufeld from Grace Mennonite visited Ed and Hilda regularly which they greatly appreciated.
Ed spent a short time in Boundary Trails Health Centre before his passing on Sunday, June 18th. He received excellent care and the family would like to extend their thanks to staff there.
Ed will greatly missed by all that knew him. A memorial service for Ed at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Grace Mennonite Church in Winkler with interment prior at Winkler Cemetery.