Ed de Laroque
Passed on November 25, 2022
It is with the most profound sadness that we announce the passing of our Dad, Husband and Legend, Ed de Laroque.
Ed was born September 28, 1970 to Charlie and Lynda de Laroque and was raised just outside of Argyle, Manitoba. Ed played hockey in his younger years into his 20’s and football in his teenage years. He married Kim Petrie in 1995 and together they built a life and raised 4 amazing kids.
Ed was the heart and soul of Warren Tire. He worked for his parents until 2006, when he and Kim bought the business and took the reins. There wasn’t anything Ed couldn’t do or figure out. Even in most recent times when staffing was short and times were getting tough, he did not quit, he did not give up. Ed was the hardest working man we will ever know.
Ed was a born coach, mentor and leader. Once his children started playing sports, he was all in. He coached hockey, football and baseball, and many of his teams won countless championships. He was his kid’s biggest fan, cheering them on in all their activities from motocross to Air Cadets, hockey, football, baseball and Irish Dance. Ed loved his kids so much, and was so proud of them.
When he wasn’t coaching, he was hunting or fishing. Ed gave his children the gift of his knowledge and love of the outdoors. Many July long weekends were spent hauling in pickerel at Grand Rapids or on the Red reeling in the cats. He taught all four of them how to hunt and fish, and was so proud when they were successful.
Ed loved to travel. Besides many hunting and fishing trips, Ed loved to travel to Mexico, Cuba, the Dominican, the West Coast, day trips throughout Manitoba, trips to US for football games or a simple trip on the side by side to Inwood for some lunch.
Ed loved his family and friends very deeply. Ed’s friends meant the world to him. While he might not have been a man of words, you always knew he loved you through his actions. Ed was very thoughtful, and had a soft side that he only showed to the people closest to him.
He will be terribly missed by his wife Kim, his children Dylan (Rachel), Austin, Ciarra and Brady, his parents Charlie and Lynda de Laroque, his brother and sister and their families, his nephews, Kim’s family and his nieces, and of course all the friends he loved.
Honourary Pallbearers are Scott Fisher, Mike Tataryn, Jamie Puffalt, Jamie Gray, Stan Grassinger, Donnie de Laroque, Ray Blowers and Corkie Allarie.
A service will be held Monday, December 5, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. in the Stonewall Legion, 459 Main Street, Stonewall Manitoba. A come and go reception until 4 p.m. will follow, for those who don’t make it in to the service.
We would like to thank Colleen and Tyson Langrell, the EMT’s, Headingly RCMP, and the nurses and doctor at Stonewall Hospital for everything they did for us that morning.
In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to the Manitoba Wildlife Federation, for a memorial youth hunt in Ed’s name.
Our promise to you Ed, we will fight, we will survive, we will live life in your honour, we won’t quit, we won’t give up, and you will always be with us.
“Hands of steel and a heart made of gold”
Our heartfelt condolences to you and extended family. Ed was a good man, taken too soon. Tina and Jim Fotheringham
So sorry for your loss Kim I had the opportunity of working with Carlie and Linda when they had their tire shop across the street. Ed was a young fella at that time and a great kid. He did well. May his soul rest in heaven.
Our deepest condolences to Kim and her family It was always a pleasure chatting with Ed Sorry for your loss
Lori & Ron John Dubinsky
My parents and I extend our deepest condolences to the de Laroque family. My dad has known Ed and his parents for about 30 years through Warren Tire. Ed was a dedicated businessman who never wavered from serving his customers to the best of his ability. There have been many times over the years where Ed would source difficult to find agricultural tires, often finding them somewhere across the country. We were always very appreciative of the extra time and effort Ed placed into sourcing the tires for us.
Nelson, Susan & Adam Boychuk
We are sorry for your loss, sending you and your family our deepest condolences.
Dan and Noreen Zacharias
So very sorry to hear of his passing. Way too sudden and way too early. I haven't seen him for many years but have many fond memories of him from so long ago. Hands of steel is pretty bang on. I would get a kick out of him trying to problem solve and make the square peg fit in the round hole and getting frustrated. And when he was done it fit like it was meant to be because he did whatever he had to to make it work and it was done right and done well. In high school he taught me how to fight in hockey. I didn't play hockey back then. :) Also played slopitch with us one year and he, Kim, and Shaker got into an accident on the way to our final in provincials. They didn't have to come but came to support us anyways even if they were too sore to play. So sorry for the immense hole his passing leaves and cherish the many memories you have and that other people will share with you.
Kim and Children, Charlie, Lynda & Family - No words can express the sympathy we feel for you on the passing of Ed, our thoughts are with you and your family.
Chris & Bev Wells
Thinking of all of your family in this difficult time. I’ll not forget the kindness and joy you and Ed always showed toward our school family Kim. And to Dylan, Austin, Ciarra and Brady, your dad instilled so many amazing and strong qualities in you, and I’m grateful to have been able to watch you become the young people your Dad was so proud of.
Kim & kids, Charlie and Linda and family. I am so very sorry to hear of Ed's passing. Always one of my favourite people to do business with, but even more, one of my favourite people to simply pass the time and chat with. Ed's laugh, smile and sense of humour were infectious and will stay with me forever. The world is now a little less colourful.
Kim and children, Charlie and Lynda, and family, Sometimes there are no words to ease the sadness one feels. Our hopes, thoughts, and prayers are with you all..
Cal, Cathy, and Brandon
Kim and children, Charlie and Lynda, and family, Sometimes there are no words to ease the sadness and loss one feels. Our hopes, thoughts, and prayers are with you all..
Cal, Cathy, Brandon
Sending condolences to all. Sorry for your loss.
Our deepest sympathies to Kim, Charlie, Lynda and the entire family. My heart warms and I smile when I think of you all. You are wonderful humans and I am so sorry for your loss of Ed. sending big hugs Beth & Clay, Mae and Barry Vermeulen
We still can’t believe Ed is gone so soon after just officially becoming family…the bros were already making plans to go fishing and on road tripping vacations. Sending much love, respect and hugs to everyone and know we are here for whatever you need or want. Rest easy Big Guy.
Mandy, Darren and Holly Kashton
Kim and kids, Charlie, Lynda, Donnie & Cathy and all those that knew and loved Eddie, so very sorry, my deepest condolences. Sending love to you all. Many memories of a great guy.
We are so sorry for your loss our deepest condolences to you and your family.
Deanna & Rick
Thinking of your family with the loss of Ed. Doug and Audrey Hogg
Condolences to the family. Loved doing business with Ed and our many hockey conversations.
Russ & Lynn Linklater & Family
Kim, our deepest condolences go out to you and family. May you all give each other strength at this time. Linda and Charlie, our heartfelt sympathy to you. Donnie and family , Cathy and family, keep your memories close. To extended family, and friends, our sincerest sympathy. He made time for so many. Very kind and thoughtful soul. Ed, you will be missed.
Guy and Cathy Dearman
So sorry for your loss! Deeply sad for all of you and thinking of you lots! He was a great man and he'll be sadly missed but never forgotten.
So sorry for your loss Kim and family, our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. Wayne, Julie and family
Our deepest condolences to Kim, Charlie and Lynda, the kids and the entire de Laroque family. Gone way too soon but left a legacy that will never be forgotten. A fair and honest business man that would always get you going if you were stuck, always loved doing business with the family. He will be missed terribly!! Bernie and Sharon
Bernie van Kemenade
Dear Kim and Family, we were sorry to hear of Ed's passing...our deepest condolences to you all, and may the memories of the times you're shared bring some comfort.
Our condolence to you Kim, your children and the de Laroque family. Ed was the best man I ever met in my life, he always made people happy when they were down and he was a man of his word. Rest In Piece Ed .
James B. De Lorme
Condolences to Kim and his Family. Ed was a great and busy man who will be missed by everyone.
Kelly Munro (Wakefield)
Our hearts are broken! So sorry for this devastating loss of a great man! Please let us know if you need anything.
Darrell and Natalie Kristjanson
We are so sorry for your loss Kim, Ed was a truly wonderful man who will be sadly missed. Our sincere condolences to the entire family. Phil & Kim Admiraal
Our condolences to Kim & the entire family. He will be missed by many.
Kim, Ciara, Dylan, Austin and Brady, we are so sorry for your loss. We will hold dearly to the great memories we have of Ed. His smile, his deep laugh and his genuine smile that just made you feel happy and smile right back at him. We are all so lucky to have had him as our dear friend. We will miss him and never forget him. We will hold all of you close, now and always. Much love, Trev, Michelle, Dawson and Lucas
Michelle and Trevor Procter
I am beyond words Kim. I am sending you big hugs. My condolences to you and your family
So sad to hear this news- sending the family and many friends our sympathy and strength to honour your promise to continue while he walks beside you. Much love to all,
Lana and Trevor Gabbs
My sincere condolences Kim and family. ED will be truly missed. He was always so good to all 3 of my children as well as you as a boss and a football coach. Your in my prayers Kim...
Kathy Tomalty Prystupa
Sincere condolences to Kim and family. As stated in the obituary Ed was a very determined person and he never gave up. Hands of steel and heart of gold perfectly describes Ed. Ed was a great friend and will be sadly missed by anyone who knew him. Rest in Peace Ed
Such a tragic loss. We are beyond words and so sorry for your loss Kim and family. Ed was a great soul and will be greatly missed. Shane and Gail
Shane and Gail Smith
I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. May your memories and the memories /stories shared by others of Ed offer you and your family some comfort during this difficult time.
We are so VERY Sorry to hear this SAD news - Truly a GREAT LOSS - Our deepest sympathy to the Entire de Larouque Family Sending Willis HuGs🥰 - George & Val
George & Val Willis
Our condolences to Kim and family.
Gwynne Hozempa (Manweiller)
The best always leave too soon. My condolences to all who knew Ed. He was a great man.
Our deepest condolences to Ed’s family, friends and the community. Gone far too soon. Prayers to Kim and the kids, cherish the memories
Jackie Hill and Dennis Ducharme
Our condolences to Kim and the family. Ed was one hell of a great man, friend and a blessing to our community.
Monica and Gord
My heart goes out to you all. I will never forget when our dad went missing, Ed was one of the people that dropped everything to come help with the search. Sending hugs to you all. Andras & Kevin Lee
Condolences to the family. Ed was a great football coach. Roberta Finnie Kirk Holyk John Montgomery
Sincere Sympathies to you all!! So heartbreaking!! May you find the strength to move forward!! Heather & Howard Boyd & Family ❤️
Our deepest sympathies to the entire DeLaroque family. May fond memories help you all through this difficult time ❤️
Karen and Jeff Slatcher
Sincere sympathy to Kim and family.
Glen and Margie Worth
Our hearts go out to you and your family. May God wrap his arms around you all and give you peace and hope. With deepest sympathy for your loss. Rick, Lisa and Hanna Millar
Our deepest sympathy, Kim and all of Ed’s family. He was a very special, hard working and lovable guy. Be thankful for all the years he was with you. He will be sadly missed. Miles says way to young….. , love and hugs from both of us
Miles Brenda Tarrant
My prayers are with you and the family. May God be with you
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