Ed passed away peacefully at home with family by his side, on Sunday, July 11, 2021, at the age of 69. He joins his parents Michael (1993) and Wanda Laszutko (2020) in eternal peace.
Ed was a loving and devoted husband to Terry, a cherished father to Kaitlynn and Jonathan (Naomi), and stepfather to Sarah (Jeff) and James (Jen), and a supportive older brother to Henry (Josie) and Doris (Robert). We are all immensely grateful to God for blessing Ed with such a kind and loving soul, and for the time he was given on this earth, to share with us.
Ed will also be fondly remembered and missed by his aunt Irene; cousins Harry, Anne, Lucy, Rick, and Ed; step-grandchildren Jameson, Sam, and Noelle, and his many nieces and nephews including Tyler, Rebecca, Teddy, Andrew, Amanda, Mark, Ron, Mandy, Steve, Denice, David, Kim, Joe, Dan, and Davis.
Ed was the oldest son of three children of European immigrants, who came to Canada seeking a better life after WW2. His father was an INCO miner and his mother worked as a custodian at Sudbury Secondary School. Childhood in the ’50s and ’60s was full of outdoor fun and adventure; climbing the rocks and swimming in the many lakes that surrounded the city. He attended Sudbury High School from 1965 to 1970 and graduated from the DeVry Institute in Toronto in 1973. Ed spent the bulk of his working career with Bell Canada and took early retirement after 30 years of service. He was a kind and devoted father to both his children and helped them in so many ways when they were ready to set out on their own.
Ed found his true partner in life in Terry. They married in 2006 and the subsequent years were truly the happiest ones of his life. They bought a winter home in Florida with a welcome mat for any family member who wanted to escape the snow and ice for a week or two. Ed and Terry spent sixteen beautiful years together traveling and visiting with family and friends. Ed was truly a family man and loved the time spent with Terry’s family as much as the time spent with his own. Ed’s warmth and charm were infinite - his friends knew him as a fun-loving witty person who always brought a smile to their faces.
The family would like to express their gratitude and thanks to the staff at the London Regional Cancer Program and Saint Elizabeth’s Palliative care team in London, and to Dr. Vincent and Dr. Hamilton for the compassionate care, Ed received in his final weeks.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 16, 2021, at Northview Funeral Chapel and Cremation Centre, 1490 Highbury Avenue North, London from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. The family welcomes those unable to attend in person to view the funeral service via livestream. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ed are asked to consider a charity of their choice.
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