Ed was born in Opasatika, Ontario on January 21, 1931. His parents were William & Eva Boudreau (Ayotte). They moved to B.C. when Ed was 2 years old.
Ed was predeceased by his parents, brothers Aldemus (Valerie), Henry, Norman (Katherine), Sister Carmen (Roy). Great grandson Oliver and nephew Denis. He is survived by his wife Helene, sons Jim and William (Nichole), stepdaughters Rachel (James), Carmen, and Lynn (Dan), 13 grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren, 15 great-grand children and 1 great great grandson.
After quitting school, he worked in a fish canning factory. He spent some time in mining, truck driving, B.C. tel. He then started driving fork lift at a couple different mills. He ended at Weldwood Planer where he retired after 42 years in the lumber industry.
Ed loved spending time with family and friends. Going to the Meat Draw, dancing, & traveling were some of his favorite things. He spent many hours puttering in the garage, upkeeping the house and yard. In 2020 we decided it was time to move to town and down size the living quarters. He was getting weaker and the garage didn’t have much interest anymore.
We will have a service for him at a later date when the roads are better.