Dittloff, Edward Maxwell

October 11, 1926 – January 16, 2019
at the age of 92 years

Ed was born October 11, 1926 in Transcona, Manitoba and passed away January 16, 2019 on his farm in Grindrod, BC
Ed was the son of a CN watch repairman and in his younger years he was an office worker in the Powell River paper mill.  His main interests in life were horses, family and farming.  In 1955 he married his wife Gladys and in 1958 they bought a 320 acre farm in Grindrod and his dream of being a full time thoroughbred horse breeder and farmer came true.  They had three children:  Louise (Neville) Smith, Karen and Stanley (Candy).  Their farm raised crops, children and horses that he was proud of.  He was very proud of his three Horses of the Year:  Summer Lil, Fleet Reserve and Lord Rosberg.  He also had numerous divisional champions.  In 2018 Ed was inducted into the BC Horse Racing Hall of Fame for his accomplishments in the thoroughbred racing world.
Ed’s ashes will be spread on the farm that he loved in a private family service in the fall.
He lived his life well, with no regrets, he dreamed big and made his dreams come true.


  1. My sincere condolences to you Gladys, Karen, Stanley(Candy) & Louise(Neville) on the passing of your husband and father.

    Edy was a big man, with a big stride, big dreams and with a big laugh he lived a big, warm life.

    His presence will be sadly missed but he will always remain in all our hearts in a big way.

    With love, hope and peace, Carol Lane

  2. Gladys and family: My deepest condolences to you and your family.

    We go back a long ways and always enjoyed both of your company.

    Ed was good at what he did and loved it with all his heart.

    If Andy was here he would also have thought highly of Ed. May

    you always have good thoughts of our husbands. Regards Irene Burstyk

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