Ed died a peaceful death December 11, 2017. He was born September 25, 1931. Predeceased by his first wife, one son and one son-in-law. Survived by his wife, eight children, 24 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Ed at the age of 39 decided to go back to university for his pharmacy degree. Ed and his family moved to Leader, Sask., and purchased the pharmacy, naming it Leader Pharmacy. He enjoyed raising his family in Leader. Ed was very devout in his Catholic faith, enjoyed participating in the mass, and loved to sing. Ed worked as a pharmacist for 25 years. He was a man of technology, writing a pharmacy program in the 1980s, for which he took great pride. Computer work was very easy for him. His spiritual GPS was always set on God. As a pilot Ed initiated the construction of the Leader Airport. As one of the founders Ed enjoyed witnessing its completion, and having it named after him, “Linfoot Field.” Ed was active in all community life, as a Knight of Columbus, on town council and the recreation board. Ed also coached many sporting events. Ed retired to Mexico, where he loved to play tennis, problem-solved for the elderly in the TV business, and loved to dance, making many real good friends in the time in Mexico. Ed moved back to Canada to the theme of the Eco-Village in the RM of Craik. In the Eco-Village he enjoyed building a new home and lived there for nine years. Ed lived with many blessings in his long-lived life and he was a true Roughriders fan. Football was his passion, and “Green is the Colour!”
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Craik on December 19, 2017.
For those so wishing, memorial donations in memory of Ed may be directed to the Midlakes Pro Life Association, St. Joseph’s Church or the Craik Lions Club.
Hanson’s Funeral Home of Davidson was in charge of arrangements.