Ed, born Nov. 15, 1936, grew up in Portsmouth, England. His education led him to sail on the RMS Queen Elizabeth I as a steam engineer until he met and married the love of his life, Linda. In order to be closer to his growing family, he joined the Portsmouth City Police and served four years as constable.
Together, Ed and Lin immigrated to Canada with two young children in tow, a move Ed described as being one of his smartest decisions, second only to marrying Lin. They settled in Pincher Creek in 1969, where Ed worked for Shell Canada, and their family grew to include two more children. In “retirement,” Ed began his most favourite job, driving school bus.
Ed loved playing tennis, badminton and squash with anyone brave enough to stand on the other side of the net. Their love of hiking had Ed and Lin trekking the West Coast Trail, and summers were spent exploring and camping in Waterton. Their travels took them to far-off places, like the Cook Islands, Spain, Portugal, the Middle East and South America to name a few. Born to show off, Ed was also a famous actor with the Windy Hollow Players and his children were so proud to watch him perform on stage.
Ed is survived by his wife and best friend of 60 years, Linda. He will be missed by his four children: Andrew (Sandra) of Claresholm, Pippa (Brent) of Lethbridge, Catherine (Pat) of Lethbridge, Ian (Barb) of Coleman, as well as his grandchildren: Logan, Colton (Deanna), Mikayla (Alex), Austin; Jocelyn (Cody), Kyla (Brett); Kyra, Sydney, Michael; Alicia (Tony), Eddie; and six great-grandchildren. Ed was predeceased by his parents, his younger brother John, Logan’s wife Kayla and their unborn child Effie.
Instead of flowers, kindly support the Windy Slopes Health Foundation in Ed’s name (PO Box 2554, Pincher Creek, AB, T0K 1W0).
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Eden’s Funeral Home