PEACOCK, Edgar Morphy (Ed) 1928 – 2010
It is with great sadness that the family of Ed Peacock announces his death on September 9, 2010 in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Ed was predeceased by grand daughter Megan, in July 1999 and leaves behind his loving wife of 52 years, Doreen and children: Dale (Joanne), Donna (Barry), Garry (Patricia), Grant (Joyce), Scott (Jacqueline), Rodney (Stacey), Dennis; and his grandchildren: Cassidy, Zane, Collin (Nicole; Mackenzie, Logan), Melanie (Michael; Kaylee), Alexandra, Shelby, Chantelle, Colton, Jonathan, Brittany, Emily, Kira, Holly; brothers Gord (Maurine), Doug (Barb) and many relatives and friends. Ed was born in Perth, Ontario in 1928. He obtained his professional drivers license at 14 while working in the forestry industry.
A year later, Ed followed a harvest excursion to Saskatchewan working on farms in southeast Saskatchewan. Starting as a driver in the early1950’s, Ed enjoyed a long successful career with Maccam Transport (Trimac Transportation) managing fleets in Flin Flon, Kamloops and Saskatoon. During a five year sabbatical from Trimac in the 1970’s, Ed and Doreen owned and operated Lintlaw Service Centre maintaining farm equipment in Doreen’s home town of Lintlaw. Moving from Lintlaw to Saskatoon in 1979, Ed and Doreen provided support to the family restaurant. Ed’s battle with health issues started in 1985 and persisted until his death. Ed and Doreen moved to Vancouver Island in 1987 to enjoy retirement. Not one to let his health challenges set him back, Ed continued to enjoy hobbies including fishing, carpentry and floor curling.
Ed was particularly active in the organization of local and provincial floor curling competitions and was honoured to win four floor curling medals at the BC Senior Games. Community service was an important part of Ed’s life serving in many civic roles as well as baseball and hockey coaches. Ed was an active member of each Catholic parish he attended and served as a Knight of Columbus recently achieving an Honorary Life Membership. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. A prayer service will be held at Church of Ascension (877 Wembley Road, Parksville, BC) on Monday, September 13 at 4:00pm and the funeral will be held at the Church of Ascension on Tuesday, September 14 at 10:00am. A Memorial Mass and Interment will take place in Lintlaw, Saskatchewan on Monday, September 20 at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Ed may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, www.cancer.ca , or to the charity of your choice.