(Oct 7, 1946 – June 17, 2009)

Ed (Edwin) Larson of Chilliwack passed away June 17, 2009 at the Chilliwack General Hospital with his family at his side. Ed was born in Chilliwack October 7, 1946 and had lived in Chilliwack all his live.

He was predeceased by his eldest daughter Debbie Larson in 1986; parents: Frank and Bernice Larson; and brother Don Larson.

Ed will be sadly missed by his loving wife Helen; daughters: Donna (Dave) Young, Cindy (Dallas) McAllister; son Dale (Andrea) Larson; and grandchildren: Ashley, Tasha, Cody, Jordon, Kylie and Dallon; daughter-in-law: Samantha (Marty) Romeyn, Josh, Kyle and Jesse; sisters: LaVern (Bob Barnard) of Prince George, Dodi (Cliff) LaMarsh of Chilliwack, Velma Klaudt of Chilliwack, and Rose (Grant) Hanford Prince George; brothers: Walt (Marilyn) Larson, McKenzie, Ivan (Donna) Larson, Rosedale, Olie Larson of Vancouver and many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Ed worked at the East Chilliwack Co Op which later became Unifeed for 33 years and in his semi retirement drove for Kranhco Construction.

Ed loved his family, horses, people and the outdoors. He was a man with a great community spirit. He was an honorary member of the Chilliwack Riding Club having served as president for many years and had rode in the Chilliwack Drill Team. He also raced chariot and chuckwagons with the Fraser Valley Chariot and Chuckwagon Association later becoming a pack field judge and pick up man. Ed had served as a director on the Chilliwack and District Agricultural Society as well as a member of the Fraser Valley Team Roping Association. In the past few years he was President of the Chilliwack Rodeo Association which hosted the annual Rodeo at the Chilliwack Exihibition. Most of all he enjoyed the friendship after the events of the day. He enjoyed fishing on the Fraser River and hunting.

Ed had received the Governor General of Canada Volunteer Recognition Award for Outstanding Contributions.

A celebration of life will be held on Monday June 29, 2009 at 1:00 pm at the First Ave Christian Assembly Church.

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