CLEVELAND, Edward (Ed)
October 21, 1932 – June 26, 2013
Ed was Born in Rosetown, Saskatchewan. The family are sad to announce his passing after a very long but courageous battle with prostate cancer.
Ed is survived by his loving wife, Gloria; children, Allen (Tammy), Rose (Darcy); grandchildren: Edward, Jared, Marina, Johnny; sister, Loraine Hawley of Parksville; and nephew, Boyd (Shirley), thank you for always making time to visit; in-laws: Shirley and Vern Flesh, Bob Temple, and Pearl Pauling. Ed had a very big and caring extended family: Donna & Ron Ateah, Kerry and Glen Fawdrey, Shannon and Don Haughain; grandsons, Gray Roberts and Les Roberts who phoned him every day and kept things running at the home.
Ed moved to Vancouver at the age of 16, graduated from Kitsilano School in 1950 then went on to Port Alberni, where he got a job in the Somass Mill, retiring in 1992.
Ed and Gloria enjoyed winter trips to exotic places and summer touring on the island, in their 5th wheel. Ed was an avid sportsman excelling in Softball and Bowling.
So many people to thank for helping with Ed’s care and comfort including the VIHA nurses, Red Cross and Palliative Care.
There will be a Family gathering at a later date.
“Praise him for all he did, or tried to do.
Forgive him for all the things he did not do,
or could not do.”