On January 2, 2015 Ed passed away peacefully. He is survived by: his wife of 49 years Susan; children Ann-Marie (Duncan) and A.J. (Monica); his grandchildren Finn, Tabitha and Sophia; his brother Ron; numerous nieces and nephews; and many close friends.
Born in Trail on September 1, 1940, Ed was a very active member of the local business community. Ed, together with his father Fred, owned and operated the Speedway dealership for many years. Following his career in the automotive industry, Ed continued on as a consultant to many local entrepreneurs, as well as other initiatives in the Greater Trail and West Kootenay area.
Throughout his life, he enjoyed volunteering for multiple organisations and giving back to the community. Ed was a past President and long-standing member of the Trail Rotary Club, contributing to various committees, as well as spearheading and providing guidance to the Trail Elderly Citizens Housing Society, which oversees Jubilee Place.
As a great sports enthusiast, he was passionate about local hockey and energetically promoted and encouraged amateur sport throughout the community.
Ed was well-known for his sense of humour and willingness to help. His motto of ‘the glass is always half-full’, together with his smile and laughter were contagious and sum up his outlook on life – which many benefited from.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Upon his request, no service will be held.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made out to and mailed to Jubilee Place, 1651 Bay Avenue, Trail, BC, V1R 4R7.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca