It is with profound sadness that the family announces the quiet passing of Edward on Friday May 15th, 2020.
Loved and cherished by his spouse Rasma, along with his children Ken (Julie) and Jennifer (Michael). Proud Grandfather of Nicholas, Phillip, Justine and Shannon.
He will be greatly missed but remembered fondly by his sister Martha, his brother Jimmy and sister-in-law May as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Ed came to Canada in 1956 and went on to hold senior positions in banking with National Trust, Royal Bank and Scotiabank. He was a proud and devout Mason serving as past Worshipful Master with Ashlar / St. Clair Lodge No. 247 in Toronto.
Described by many as a true gentleman with a kind personality and quick sense of humour, he lived life to the fullest by travelling the world, had a passion for reading, art, opera, classical music, fishing, golf and spending time with all who were near and dear to him. He loved to pass on his wealth of knowledge on various subjects to all around him.
The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to everyone at Kristus Darzs Latvian Home for their outstanding care and support.
A private family Celebration of Life will be held at a date to be determined.
Donations can be made in Ed's memory to Camp Saulaine (www.saulaine.com) c/o St. John's Latvian Lutheran Church in Toronto - a place that was dear to Ed's heart and where his children and grandchildren spent many summers.