November 21, 1924 to April 7, 2008
Ed passed away suddenly at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Monday April 7, 2008. He resided in Listowel and was born 83 years ago in Widdifield Ontario. Ed was a retired Air Traffic Controller with the R.C.A.F., a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Listowel and the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 259 Listowel. He was an active member of the Listowel Golf Club and a volunteer with the North Perth Seniors. Ed was the beloved husband of Frances (Rocher) Rowland whom he married in 1944; the loving father of Michael and Gayle of Thunder Bay, Nancy and Jim Zidar of Stony Plain Alberta and the special grandpa of Bruce and Lesley and Douglas and Connie all of Alberta. He is also survived by his step-mother Hilda Beech of Strathroy. Ed was predeceased by his father George, his mother Rene, his sister Theresa and his brothers Roy and Orval. As per Ed's wishes, there will be no funeral home visitation. A memorial service to celebrate Ed's life will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Listowel on Thursday April 10, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ralph Dwarika officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to: St. Paul's Lutheran Church 505 Wallace Ave N. Listowel, ON N4W 1L8 would be appreciated and can be arranged by calling the funeral home or returning to the Current Funerals page and clicking on Make Donation button.