March 22, 2021
Edmond ‘Ed’ Gretzky, passed away peacefully on March 22, 2021 with his wife, Eleanor, at his side and the love of his family surrounding him.
He battled Lewy Body Dementia for 13 years with strength and dignity. Ed was a teacher, a master carpenter, a sailor, a volunteer – it is truly difficult to describe the breadth and depth of his 91 years as his presence touched so many lives.
He was the much loved husband, and best friend, of Eleanor (nee Holder). Their love spanned over 70 years and was an inspiration to all who knew them. Father to David ‘Ted’ (Lorna), Nancy Jane (John Pus), Catherine (Reg Riopelle), Mary Lynn (Barry Zwueste); grandfather to Michael Pus (Becky Zettl), Laura Pus, Bryan Zwueste (Stephanie Wall), Dani Zwueste (Kevin Hunt) and Keri Lee Zwueste (Shawn Epp); great grandfather to Luka & Lily Pus and Connor Epp.
Dear brother to Sophie, Albert and the late Jenny, Walter and Ellen.
A special thank you to all those at Albright Manor, with particular appreciation for the personnel of the 2nd floor who showed so much care and compassion during his difficult journey. In accordance with Covid restrictions a private funeral service will be held.
The family would like to suggest that memorial donations may be made to the Smithville United Church, 116 West St., Smithville L0R 2A0; Wesley Urban Ministries, 52 Catharine St. N., Hamilton, L8R 1J1 or a charity of your choice
A life that touches others, goes on forever – Unknown
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