Beloved husband of Ellen Orr for 59 years, father to Mark, Laura (Mike) and Wayne (Trisha), grandfather to Andrew, Danielle, Katelyn, Coulton, Tyler and Lilah.
In passing Ed now joins his father, Charles, mother Anne and brother Alan.
Ed grew up in Blackpool and Manchester, England, before serving in the Royal Navy in 1949. After his service he immigrated to Canada where he found work at Avro Aircraft in Malton. It was there he met Ellen Orr Patterson and their life together began.
Ed went on to have a successful career in insurance sales, spending over 35 years as a sales agent with Allstate Insurance.
Shortly after coming to Canada, Ed joined Georgina Lodge #343, A.F. & A.M. where he embarked on a decorated Masonic career of over 63 years. Serving as Master of Georgina Lodge in 1973, District Deputy Grand Master of Toronto District Three in 1976, and in one of his proudest achievements, serving as the Grand Master of Canada, in the Province of Ontario from 1993 to 1995. Ed went on to serve as Custodian of the Work and leading several Lodges of Instruction.
Ed will be deeply missed by family, friends and brethren of the craft, his legacy will live on in our hearts, memories and especially in his children, grandchildren and great grandchild.