EDWARD "ED" HENRY FEHR
Edward passed away on Friday, March 10, 2023, at the age of 71, facing his death the way he lived his life, with quiet acceptance and bravery, surrounded by the love of his family, Sherril, Sarah and Rob, Kyle and Erin, and Kevin and Tierney. He was thrilled to be a “PAPA” and loved his granddaughter Veronica very much. He also loved all the family fur-babies.
Ed lived what most would consider a “regular” life, achieving many things that had at one time seemed unattainable for him. He found a partner he loved who returned that love, owned a home, had a beautiful family, and was proud to work for the Birchwood Auto Group for 46 years. Ordinary things that added up to an extraordinary life for an extraordinary man.
Ed will be desperately missed by his family and friends and will be remembered for his quirky sense of humor, his insatiable interest for the world’s oddities, his love of nature, cooking, and music (the louder the better!). He enjoyed sharing his passions with his family and friends, even if the other person was not necessarily interested! His resilience through all the trials life threw at him serves as a reminder to never take anything for granted. Ed left this life with NO REGRETS, a message he repeated often in his last weeks; along with the message that family was the most important thing in life… well… family and Vitamin C!
Although we can’t launch you into space like you wanted, we hope you’re enjoying a Piña Colada in the sun, arguing with Warren.
Ed did not want a funeral in the traditional sense, so a celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 603 Wellington Crescent at Academy Road (Unitarian Facility). Ed would have wanted everyone to come as they are, without feeling like they needed to dress up or “wear black”. So please dress comfortably in honour of Ed.
In the meantime, Ed’s family kindly requests that his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by watching the photo-biography above (once added). Please, also consider sharing your own photos and/or sharing your own memories and stories using the comment section on this page.
The Dash Poem
by Linda Ellis
I read of a man who stood to speak
At the funeral of a friend
He referred to the dates on the tombstone
From the beginning...to the end
He noted that first came the date of birth
And spoke the following date with tears,
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years
For that dash represents all the time
That they spent alive on earth.
And now only those who loved them
Know what that little line is worth
For it matters not, how much we own,
The cars...the house...the cash.
What matters is how we live and love
And how we spend our dash.
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