elevated 2JUu5 January 13, 1931 ~ October 3, 2020
elevated 2JUu5 Funeral Mass
Thursday, October 8, 2020 – By invitation only
elevated 2JUu5 Chapel of St. Joseph- Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
elevated 2JUu5 Interment
elevated 2JUu5 Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
elevated 2JUu5 Obituary
elevated 2JUu5 Edward was born January 13, 1931, on the island of Malta, the eldest child in a family of three. He met Lucy in Hamrun, when he was apprenticing at the naval dockyards in Valetta, and started a relationship that would last his lifetime. Lucy came to Canada in 1951 with her family, and continued to correspond with Edward until 1954 when he joined her in Toronto. They were married on August 27, 1955 at Holy Name Church on the Danforth. Together Edward and Lucy raised two daughters, Diane and Michelle, in their happy home in the Beach. Edward worked at Canada Post for 37 years before leaving to enjoy his well-earned retirement. In 2015, he celebrated his 60th wedding anniversary with Lucy. Lucy passed away in August of 2016 just shy of their 61st wedding anniversary, and Edward lost his soulmate. Edward nurtured his family throughout his long life. His devotion to Lucy and his children grounded his life.
elevated 2JUu5 Edward had many passions in his life but his greatest was the family. Edward centred his life on his home, his wife, his children and his grandchildren, Timmy, Danielle, Nichole, Julianne, Adam and Caitlin. He was their biggest fan. He cherished his relationships with his brother and sister and their families in England and Australia, and his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and their families in Canada and Malta. Every member of his large immediate and extended family held a special place in his heart.
elevated 2JUu5 Edward had a lifelong love for the performing arts, in particular for theatre and the opera. Every winter the family would don our formal wear and make the trek to the O’Keefe Centre (Meridian Hall) to see an opera, and every summer found us on the bus to Stratford to see a play at one of the Stratford theatres. From Madame Butterfly to The Beatles, the house was always filled with music of one sort or another.
elevated 2JUu5 Edward was a loving husband, respected father, adored Nannu and loyal uncle with a gentle disposition and a kind heart. We are so grateful that he has been able to share his life with us.
elevated 2JUu5 Many thanks to all the staff at Kingsway Place Retirement Residence in Aurora for supporting Edward and providing such compassionate care.
elevated 2JUu5 In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto or The Heart and Stroke Foundation. See below for the link to the service, 1:30pm, Thursday, October 8 – “Click here to view mass”.
elevated 2JUu5 Click Here to View the Mass