January 29, 1938 – February 16, 2023
at the age of 85 years:
A memorial service will be held on April 14, 2023 at Our Lady of the Lake Church Catholic Church in Blind Bay, BC at 1:00pm. Reception to be held following service at Sorrento Memorial Hall in Sorrento, BC.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ed on February 16, 2023 in Salmon Arm, BC at the age of 85 years. Ed was born in Winnipeg, MB on January 29, 1938.
He was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Lillian Gagnon, and his sister Joan.
He is survived by his wife Linda, daughter Suzanne (Murray), son Rob (Melissa), son Chris, stepdaughters Sandra (Glenn), Leslie and six grandchildren, Cecily (Ari), Katerina, Avery, Emily, Shannon and Shaina. Also surviving are his sister Shirley and brother Jim (Betty) and many nieces and nephews in Winnipeg.
Ed moved to BC in the 80’s and worked for the BC government as an elevator inspector until his retirement. He was also with the RCMP as an auxiliary member in Squamish and was involved in victim services.
HobbIes included working on his 1954 Ford pick up, building many doll houses, boats, wooden trucks and flying RC airplanes.
Thanks go to Dr. Breugem and Dr. Goldberg for Ed’s wonderful care along with the staff at Shuswap Lake Hospital.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or the SPCA.
Ed will never be forgotten. He had a special way to make you laugh. Everytime we gear Willie Nelson we will think of Ed. Rest well friend.
Unique in many ways, he will be missed by many. I would also suspect that , for a lot of us who knew him, he will be impossible to forget. Until we meet again Eddie.
So sorry to hear about Ed. Even though we didn’t see each other very often he was a very special cousin. We had many good memories of him when he would come to see us when we lived in Brandon, MB. He always was friendly and happy. We will miss him. R.I.P. cousin.
Darlene, Zoe and I will always remember Ed with fondness. He came into our family when Chris and Robbie were very young. I can still remember Ed and I taking Chris out for his first Halloween on a very snowy night long ago. Here was this friendly, generous, interesting, humorous guy with an easy demeanor, who looked at life with a glass half full approach. It didn’t take long before he was part of the family. Many happy times were shared at the family cottage and on many other occasions through the years. Ed was a wonderful father to the boys that he adopted with enthusiasm and joy … and he was always involved with them, doing hobbies or sharing other interesting activities as they grew to adulthood. He was always there for them. Ed was, and still is ‘Dad’. Rest well Ed.
Cam and I did not know Ed, many years ,only 6 but he will be remembered fondly by us both .Ed always seemed to have a smile on his face and loved to have a little chat ,when he was sitting on his chair outside the garage.he will be missed
My Friend Rest In Peace my
Amigo It was great to call you My Buddy.