Ed was born March 4, 1943 in Victoria BC. He left home at the age of 11 and travelled the world on merchant ships. He married Wendy Shuman on February 27, 1970. He founded the family business, Walco Industries Ltd, in the early 80’s which still strives today, providing employment to up to 60 plus people.
Ed passed away in the early morning of Thursday, November 27, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. Ed is pre-deceased by his father Charles Walcot, he is succeeded by his wife Wendy, son Logan and daughter Madellynn, eldest son Charlie (wife Kristen and their children; son Owen; daughters Attia Raine, Olivia Lee and Aya Marie Walcot). He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.
The family thanks the dozens of people that have come to visit Ed in his final days, with special thanks to Art Vale who was a brother to Dad. Ed’s cremated remains will be buried next to his father, at the Walcot plot at The Anglican Parish of St. Peter in Duncan, BC.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Athletic Hall in Port Alberni, BC on Saturday, December 13, 2014. Ceremonies will start at 6pm, and doors are open at 5pm. All are welcome to attend to share stories and celebrate his life.
In lieu of flowers, and since we are so close to Christmas, we ask that everyone bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to local charities. The money raised from the bar will be donated to the Freemasons Cancer Car and matched by Walco Industries Ltd, Kingsley Trucking, Alberni Chrysler & Parksville Boat House to show thanks for helping Ed and people like him in their time of need.
Stories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.chapelofmemories.ca