Edwin passed away in Port Alberni on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at the age of 86.
Predeceased by sister Bertha; Ed is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Cecilia; children Helmut (Elaine) and Sonia (Wesley); step grandchildren Ashley (Katherine) and Drew (Vicki); grandchildren Mark (Rebecca) and Morgan (Jarrod);
Born in Germany, Ed trained for 3 years as a Forest Technician and worked as a forestry surveyor. He immigrated to Canada in 1951, spending his first year in an Ontario bush camp. He then drove across Canada to Port Alberni looking for work. Even though he was in Canada he wrote back to Cecilia for 2 years. Cecilia arrived in 1953 at which time the two were married. Ed started work at the Somass Mill in 1953 and was the lumber inspector working under the PLIB (Pacific Lumber Inspection Bureau) until his retirement in 1992.
Ed loved the outdoors. If he was not hunting deer, he was hunting for firewood. He even made several trips to northern BC moose hunting. Ed was also a season ticket holder for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs and really enjoyed going to watch the games. Ed was also a member of the Sunshine Club for over 20 years and was an avid crib player, spending every Monday at Echo Centre.
Viewing will take place at 7:00pm – 8:30pm Friday, March 17, 2017 from the Chapel of Memories Funeral Home with a Funeral Service to be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Chapel of Memories Funeral Home, 4005 6th Avenue, Port Alberni, BC.