In memory of

Edward Craig O'Brien

July 17, 1934 -  May 15, 2020

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 ( 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.


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Jana (Granddaughter)

Entered May 16, 2020 from Fredericton NB

He was a kind and gentle soul. Lots of good memories of childhood visits at Grandma and Eddies over the years. He will be missed!!!! He always made me feel welcome. Always smiling.

Martha Brozovich (Sister)

Entered May 16, 2020 from Pickering, Ontario

I have very fond memories of Eddie and I growing up in Scotland.
He would often slip me a shilling or two for candy, when I was a kid.
Love Martha.

Bradley and Chris O’Brien (Nephew)

Entered May 16, 2020 from Toronto

Uncle Ed was such a kind and generous person. My Mom & Dad and I would often visit him and Aunt Rasma when I was a little kid from time to time. He would always surprise me with chocolates or dollar bills and always make me laugh and smile, and of course Aunt Rasma’s cooking was always so delicious.

We didn’t see each other as much as I grew older, but I was glad him and Aunt Rasma were able to attend our wedding. He told me that my Dad would be proud of the man I’ve become, and on my wedding day that really meant a lot to me. I am grateful and lucky to have known him.

Until we meet again, Uncle Ed!

Love Bradley

John Moroney (Friend)

Entered May 16, 2020

My condolences to you Jennifer and your family my thoughts and prayers are with you

Astrida Ezergailis (Community)

Entered May 16, 2020 from Toronto

Ed has been a reliable and friendly presence in the community over many years. Saulaine will miss you, Ed. <3
Condolences to Ken, Jenny, and Rasma.


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