It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Ed Waywood. Ed was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba May 9th, 1944. Ed had a positive spirit and was a generous hardworking man who loved spending time with family. His sense of humor brightened those around him.
Ed is survived by his wife, Annette (Precious)of 40 years; his 5 children Gloria (Peter), Arleen (Jerry), Rene, Suzette (Gord), Holly (Mukhtar); grandchildren Matthew (Natalie), Dustin, Tyson (Alison), Brittany (Mo), Jerret, Tasha, Nolin, Alyssa, Cara, Austin, Connor, Caliyah, and great-grandchildren Ari, Victoria, Benjamin and Natasha; his brother Adam (Debbie), sister-in-law Linda, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents August Zaluski and Frances and his brother Richard Waywood.
Ed was a proud member of the Carpenter’s Union for 50 years and worked on many of the dam projects across Canada. He then came to Castlegar where he met the love of his life and settled down to raise his family. He was an accomplished gardener supplying tomatoes to all that asked and was proud to share. In his retirement, what started off as a small community bottle drive idea grew into a lucrative, environmental project that helped support the Blueberry Creek Community School up until his passing. His dedication to the Blueberry Creek Community Hub earned him “Volunteer of the Year” recognition twice. He inspired his family and community to volunteer and step up to the plate.
A Celebration of his Life will be held on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at the Blueberry Creek Community Centre between 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Stories and memories will be shared as we remember and honor the heart of a great man. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
As an expression of sympathy, donations in Ed’s name may be made to the Blueberry Creek Community School at 200 Centre Avenue, Castlegar, BC, V1N 3B9.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca