Passed peacefully at home surrounded by family, April 1, 2022 at the age of 97. Predeceased by his loving wife Viola and his daughter Terri Pirrie. Loving Father to Karen and her husband John Guzowski, Brian and his wife Sherry and his son-in-law Peter Pirrie. Grandfather to Melissa (Adam), Heather (Tristan), Rebecca (Colin), Katie, Matthew, Ryan (Ashleigh). Great-Grandfather to Audrey and Nicholas. Loving brother to Molly Morris and brother-in-law to Sharon Thompson. Predeceased by several brothers and sisters.
At 16, he worked for the Lake of Bays Navigation Co. as a helper on the railroad and a fireman on the steamboat Iroquois. Ed was a WWII veteran, serving in England, Belgium and Holland. After the War, he started a boat repair business with his cousin Bill Murray. In 1948 he worked as a carpenter in Toronto. In 1951, he married Viola (Demaine from Etwell). In 1967, built the first building at Niagara College in Welland and stayed on as maintenance supervisor until retiring in 1990. He was an Elder and on the Board of Managers for First Presbyterian Church North Pelham, a member of Rockway Community Club and member of Fonthill Legion Branch 613.
Thank you to all the PSWs Stacey, Susan, and Rom, the palliative care team, Colleen (RN), Jocelyne (RN) and Dr. Dooler. Also, a big thank-you to his family doctor Dr. Lynett and his staff for all the care over the years.
A Memorial Service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church North Pelham on Friday April 8th 2022 at 11:00am. Committal of Ashes will follow at the North Pelham Cemetery. Donations made to the building fund of the First Presbyterian Church North Pelham would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Lampman Funeral Home. www.lampmanfuneralhome.com
Cheers! Happy hour is now in Heaven.