Ed passed away peacefully at MacIntosh Lodge in his 93rd year on Friday, June 6, 2003.
Ed was predeceased by his wife Margaret, after 65 years of marriage. His son-in-law Jim Murphy; and sister Doreen Tegart.
He is survived by his only daughter Claudia Murphy who will sadly miss her father. His two granddaughters, Charlene Notman (Andy), and Jeannine Boyd; and two great-grandchildren, Sarah and Scott.
Ed was born August 31, 1910 in Vancouver and was orphaned at age 10. He was raised by his grandmother and grandfather and seven uncles in Clinton. They lived on a ranch and once Ed’s grandfather realized that he could never make a rancher out of him, he moved him to Vancouver to apprentice as an electrician. This was a trade that he loved and was a member of the IBEW. Ed built all three homes that he and his wife lived in. He did absolutely everything from digging basements, doing the plumbing and of course installing an electrical outlet in every wall.
Ed was a member of the United Church and was a steward for years. At age 85, Ed returned to Fraser Valley College to study math and English and received honours. And the following year, he took computer lessons with Time Out Seniors Program.
A special thank you to the nurses and staff at McIntosh Lodge Care Centre and to Dr. Campbell.
A memorial service took place on Thursday, June 12, 2003 at 2:30 p.m. at Mount Shannon United Church, 46875 Yale Rd., Chilliwack. Rev. Art Henderson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.