June 20, 1930 – September 27, 2019
Ed went to be with his Lord, passing peacefully with family by his side on Friday September 27th, 2019 at the age of 89. Earlier this year he was predeceased by his wife Liwia to which God had granted them 67 years of marriage. He is survived by his son Seigfried (Hilda), and daughter Rosemarie (Ruben); and five grandchildren Janine, Corina (Dan), Arienne (Jeff), Ryan and Sophia.
Ed was born June 20th, 1930 in Wolhynien Poland. He was the only son of Maria and Gustav Fechner. Ed immigrated to Canada in 1953 with his wife Liwia and with his infant son Siegfried. In 1958 he had a daughter Rose. He leaves behind 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
In Chilliwack he was a bricklayer with a business he ran for many decades. He was well known and celebrated for his excellent craftsmanship, friendly personable character, and quality of his work. Ed was passionate about what he did, and always worked with honesty and integrity.
Ed spent his years joyously being a tour guide for Chilliwack to the many visitors that stayed at his home; Chilliwack a city he loved deeply. Through the years, him and his precious wife Liwia made countless friends wherever they went. Ed was a dedicated servant of the Lord, who he thanked generously for all he had in his life. To this day, many houses stand in Chilliwack with his craftsmanship built within their walls.
He will be dearly missed by friends and family for his gentle, kind and positive ways, always having a smile or something kind to say and an ear to listen.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 5th at 1 pm at Church of God, 45814 Lewis Ave, Chilliwack to celebrate Edmund’s life, graveside service to follow. There will be a viewing to pay respects on Friday Oct 4th, 2019 from 7pm – 9 pm at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home in Chilliwack. All are welcome to attend.
The Fechner/Bilan family would like to thank the Chilliwack Hospice Care team for their kindness, and support through Ed’s final two weeks with us here on earth. Your thoughtfulness and care in making him feel contented, happy and peaceful allowed him to feel at peace as he journeyed on home to heaven. We are thankful and appreciative for all you did. We would also like to say a heartful and grateful thanks to Dr. Markey and Dr. Wolff for their specialized care for Ed in the final few years of his life.
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