Edward (Ed) Joseph COLMAN

(Aug. 7, 1946 – Feb. 5, 2008)

It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Edward (Ed) Colman of Chilliwack, BC, at St. Paul’s Hospital on February 5, 2008.

He was predeceased by his parents Martin and Dorothy Colman, a nephew Donald Tracy, his sister Diane (Colman) Wilson.

He is dearly loved, remembered and survived by Penny (Marchildon) his wife; and his two stepsons: Christopher Marchildon of Saskatoon, SK, Kurtyss Marchildon of Chilli- wack, BC; a grandson Elijah of Chilliwack, BC, and Ronnie Colman, of Nova Scotia; sister Dorothy (Clarence) Tracy of Vancouver, BC; brother, Jim (Linda) Colman of Winnipeg, MB; brother-in-law Garry Wilson, of Chilliwack, BC; brother Bill (Anna Maria) Colman, of Winnipeg, MB.

Ed had numerous nieces and nephews in BC, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Ed was born at Grace Hospital, Winnipeg MB and attended elementary and high school there.

Ed enlisted into the Royal Canadian Navy in 1966, as a Supply Tech. Ed’s military service took him across Canada and around the world. Ed sailed on the HMSC’s Fraser, Ottawa, Saskatchewan.

Ed retired as a Petty Officer 2nd Class from the Canadian Forces in 1992. On his retirement from the military he started his civilian job with G.N. Johnson Equipment in September 1992 until late 1996 when he retired due to illness

Ed enjoyed curling, darts, bowling, cards, model building, collecting die cast 1/18 cars and Hot Wheels, and working on his antique 1926 Touring.

Ed, Penny, and Kurtyss had moved from Saskatoon and made Chilliwack their new home in June of 1997. They also brought with them a little dog-named Hide Hidie. Ed enjoyed taking her for walks.

Ed participated in the Healthy Heart Program at the YMCA downtown until his death. Ed also volunteered with the Heart and Stroke Program, Community Policing.

Ed was a member of the Chilliwack Antique Auto Club and was also on the Strata council for a time where they had a townhouse.

Ed has asked that there be no formal funeral service and that his ashes be sent to the wind.

There will be a celebration of Ed’s life instead that will take place on Sunday, February 17, 2008 starting at 12:00 noon till 2:00 p.m. at the Best Western Hotel located on Lickman Road.

Memorial donations may be made to the YMCA downtown or to the Heart and Stroke Fund. The family would like to express their heart felt thanks to Ed’s Dr. Dr. Philip Weatherston and to all the Dr’s, nurses, to the staff in ICU at St. Paul’s Hospital for the fine care, attention, and support that was given to Ed in his time of need.

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