Ed is survived by his wife Agnes and her children, Nancy (Randy), Carol, Kathy (Eldon), Jake (Debbie), Ed (Connie), Mart (Tom). He was predeceased by his parents James & Emily and by his sister and workmate Edith, whom he farmed with through thick and thin.
Ed was an avid hunter, fisherman and trapper. Along with his father and grandfather, they managed a shooting club in the Oak Lake area. He was a ham radio operator for many years and was also a keen collector of antiques, travelling to every auction sale within driving distance. Ed loved curling and even when the roads were so thick with snow that travel in a half ton was impossible, he would throw his curling rock onto the tractor and away he would go. His generosity was profound, and in his quiet and generous way, sponsored many foster children over the years, always delighting in their letters and pictures.
There is a quote from the Chinese philosopher Confucius.. “Choose a job you love and you will never work a day in your life”. This was Ed’s life. Ed lived and breathed the land and the animals he worked with everyday. He was a true outdoorsman, and his connection with nature was strong and pure.
Ed and Agnes enjoyed many happy years on the farm and travelling all over the country roads of Manitoba. They would often spend an evening watching the deer wander through the yard, and marvel at their beauty. When they retired to Carman, he left the farm in the protected hands of The Nature Conservancy of Canada.
We take comfort in knowing that Ed will continue his journey with his faithful companion (his dog) Nikki, in the great outdoors he loved so much.
Our family would like to thank the staff at Boyne Lodge for the compassionate care they gave to Ed.
A private service will be held on Sat. April 10th. Donations in Ed’s memory can be made to The Nature Conservancy of Canada