Edward Laurence Deptford

December 6, 1942 – January 11, 2020
It is with deep sorrow and tears in our hearts that we said goodbye to a husband, best friend, confident advisor Charlotte, a father Cheryl/Seth, a Poppa Taylor, Nevine, Samantha, a great grandfather (Lucas), a brother Laurene/David, Ladonna/Graham as well as an Uncle, Laurie-Ann/Anita/Brenda and Wade). Edward is predeceased by his parents, his first wife Viola, brother Gordon and son Brian.
Ed lived in Campbell River for 72 years, making wonderful friends along the way. His love of people, community and nature made it easy. He began working at the Mill, has is own business, worked in the Arctic, eventually retiring from the Hospital.
For those who enjoy outdoor events at the Sportsplex, it was Ed and his partner who installed the outdoor lights that are still going strong today. His accomplishments were many.
After a prolonged illness Ed choose the MAID program. It was the most peaceful, kind, and joyful experience he could have asked for. Ed’s last day was at his home, surrounded by his family and friends, who I am very grateful because even though many were apprehensive about the procedure they came to say their goodbyes and came away with a different perspective of the process. A special thank you to all who helped make that day so special and were so supportive.
We are so grateful for the wonderful care Ed received. A special thank you to the kind and compassionate team from the Cancer Care Ward, Dr. Bedecker and Dr. Ferrion. In addition, thank you to Dr. Campbell and Dr. Wood for their initial care on the onset of Ed’s illness. The Palliative Nurses and Home Care team who were marvellous, as were the Hospice workers at Yuculta.
Ed wanted to have his special day at home, not wanting a public service. Even though he went to many, he did not want that for himself, it is a decision that we honour.

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