Edward James Laidlaw

In Memorial

Nov 9th 1943 โ€“ April 16th 2012

Survived by children Jim, Teresa, Allen, David, Amy, Josh, Brother Rick (Noreen), several grandchildren, and the loves of his life, wife Jeannie and great grandson Landyn. Predeceased by Sister Janet Larson.
Born and raised in East Vancouver. He was a cowboy, a rodeo clown, a hockey player, a stock-car driver, a beekeeper, a thoroughbred trainer, a Knights football volunteer, a longshoreman for 43 years, and above all a great husband, father, and grandpa.

Special thanks to the Home Hemodialysis teams at Tri Cities and RCH.
Celebration of life will be held at Garden Hill Funeral Chapel 11765 224th Street Maple Ridge, on Saturday, April 21st, 2012 at 11:00am.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the BC Transplant Society http://www.transplant.bc.ca or the Kidney Foundation http://www.kidney.ca/page.aspx?pid=1228.

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  1. Lance Milligan :

    Dear Jeannie and family,

    We got the news here today that Ed had passed away, and I’ve been just devastated for you ever since. I know how much Ed meant to you, and I’m sure your world must feel like it’s upside down right now.

    Please know that I and other members of our football family are here for you if you need anything at all.

    If there is anything else you can think of that you might need, please do not hesitate to call.

    Sincerely
    Lance + VCFL family

  2. Keith Cawthra :

    Jeannie, Our hearts go out to you and your family at this time. We are thinking of you and if you need anything please call, we are here for you.

    Keith and Avril

  3. Valmai and Glen MacIntyre :

    Jeannie and family~ Our deepest sympathy with heartfelt sincerity go to you. We loved him and will dearly miss his wonderful sense of humor and stories. We cannot imagine what you are feeling at this time, but please remember that we are here for you and are thinking of you always.

    Glen, Valmai and Family

  4. Jeannie and Family
    Sorry to hear of this today. I hope your family can take comfort in knowing the difference he made, with the time he gave for so many children. While some people look up to entertainers, politicians, Artists, or sports stars, for the time and energy he gave, people like your Husband-Father-Grandfather is a hero in my eyes.

    Thank you Ed.

    My thoughts are with you
    Gord

  5. Paula & Randy Baust & Family :

    Dear Jeannie and family, so sorry to hear of your loss.Ed was a wonderful warm person. His smile is what I remember most. He could never be thanked enough for the work he did on the football field.He was always there, and ready to listen and help in anyway he could. We were fortunate to have known him, and it was a privilage to call him a friend.
    If you need anything, please let us know.
    We send our love and hugs to you.

  6. George & Viviane Clarke :

    Dear Jeannie and family;
    We are without words to express our feelings for your loss. Knowing Ed was an honor. He would stop by often at our shop for a cup of coffee and a story or two to tell. Those are our fond memories of him and greatly missed. Please know that we are here for you in whatever you need.

    George, Viviane, Todd and Leo Clarke

  7. Dear Jeannie,

    Very sorry to hear of the loss of Ed. He was such a great part of the football family over the years.

    Best Wishes,
    Gerry

  8. Bruce Rodgers :

    Dear Jeannie and Family,

    Our hearts go out to you and your family in this time of grieving. Ed was a wonderful person who did so much for our football community and the children within. He will leave behind a lasting memory of hard work and great inspiration to all of those lucky enough to have been a part of his life. I am truly honored that me, and my children, had the opportunity to know and learn from you and Ed over the past several years. He will always be remembered for everything he gave us and the community.

    Sincerely,
    Bruce, Devon, Chelsea, Joshua, Brianna and Jacob Rodgers

  9. debbie and aime st pierre and dustin fletcher :

    dear jeannie and family we met u and ed at football over ten yrs ago always so helpful u and ed back in those days u helped us out your kind heart u both have i will always remember u and ed such kind people the work u both did on that football field we will always remember ed and u our prayers and thoughts are with u at this time debbie aime dustin nicole

  10. Dear Jeannie and Family, Your family in Birch Bay have you in our prayers and our hearts. Now Eddie can rest with Jimmy, Molly and Janet. I have many memories of my Dear Cousin all of them fond memories. RIP Eddie

    Love Cousin Carol and Family

  11. Candice, Brandon, Gillian and Allison :

    Jeannie and family, I am sorry for your loss. Ed was a wonderful man and will always be remembered. I love how he took me and my kids under his wing when we first joined football. I enjoyed my chats with him. We are here if you need anything. My thoughts are with you today and I am sending much love and big hugs.

  12. Leah and Brent :

    Jeannie , Amy and family …

    How we will miss Ed’s laughter , stories , and gigantic smile . He always had time for anyone that sat beside him and shared a conversation . His values were high and he stood for all that is good and right for children . We will miss sharing our ‘dinner parties’ with him . I smile everytime I think of you .
    Ed you were one of the good ones !

    Our love and hugs to you Jeannie and your wonderful family .

    Love Leah and Brent

  13. Frank Paulicelli :

    Jeannie & Family: So sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. He leaves such a terrific family as a legacy to what a kind and sharing person he was. He was always the calm voice of reason as Valley Football went through its tumultuous beginnings. We have so many fond memories. God bless and give you strength and understanding at this time.

    Friends,Always

    Frank & Caroline

  14. Terry & Darlene McIntyre :

    Rest in Peace Kind Soul, you have earned your place in Heaven. Our condolences to the Laidlaw extended family.
    Love Terry & Darlene

  15. Karen Peters :

    Just heard today when back to work. So sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. Thinking of you, Jeannie, and your family. Will remember Ed’s big smile and huge heart of giving.
    Our prayers are with you.
    Karen
    TCDU

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