Passed on February 4, 2023
Peacefully, on Saturday, February 4th, 2023 at almost 92 years of age, Ed passed at home, in Stonewall, surrounded by family.
He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Jean, and was survived by his five generation family. Daughter Eadie McIntyre, grandchildren John McIntyre (Linda) and Kathy Drury (Sheldon). Four great-grandchildren Jessica Nunn (Blair), Kyle Drury, Donnie McIntyre, and Erik Drury. Three great-great-grandsons Blake, Cole and Jack Nunn, as well as many friends and countless others who called him Uncle Ed.
Ed was born in London, Ontario on St. Patricks’s Day, March 17th, 1931. He and Jean started their family in London before being transferred to Winnipeg in 1956 to open a printing plant for Somerville Belkin, where he printed everybody’s milk cartons for 30 years. He was honored as the most senior executive officer of the Canadian Union of Graphic and Allied Products for over 25 years.
Ed retired at 55 to enjoy his backyard pool, and his hobbies. He enjoyed golf, was an avid bowler, and followed his beloved Jets, Bombers, and Blue Jays. He kept meticulous, up-to-date stats for all. His large model railroad in his basement earned him the name “Grandpa Choo Choo”. He was assistant superintendent of the Winnipeg Modular Railway, displaying in Winnipeg’s malls, and delighting thousands of children for many years.
A celebration of Ed’s life will be held at a date to be determined. Ed’s family would like to extend their thanks to the many home care nurses and workers who helped him stay at home until his passing.
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