With great sadness we announce that Ed Weymouth passed away in the arms of his beloved wife, Carolyn on May 27, 2020 at their home in Coleman, AB after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. He was 85 years of age.
Ed was born in Athabasca, AB on July 20, 1934 to parents Donly and Marie Weymouth. Following twenty-six years in the Canadian Forces, he had a career as a correctional officer and was devoted to Jehovah.
Ed was an active individual who enjoyed fishing, playing horseshoes, bowling and constructing large 3-D puzzles – one of the largest being 4 feet high. He was also very involved with horses; breeding and training them, as well as pleasure riding. As an expert golfer, Ed received many awards over the years: gold in 1976 & 1977 at the Prairie Region Games, silver in 1990 at the International Law Enforcement Games, and gold in 1999 at the Alberta Seniors Games. His skill as a baseball player was recognized in 2012 when he was inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame along with his teammates from the 1964-1969 Rivers Comets. In addition to these honours, he collected many military and law enforcement trophies and accolades. To further add to his vast portfolio of talents, Ed was renowned for his wine making and was a celebrity at Crowsnest Pass area farmers market where he was known as “The Jam Man” as result of his delicious homemade jams and jellies. He was also a self-taught fiddler and provided his family with much entertainment. While Ed awaits the resurrection, he will be remembered with love and respect for a life well lived.
He leaves behind his wife, Carolyn; his daughter, Sharon Weymouth of Edmonton, AB; his sons, Edwin (Barbara) Weymouth of Edmonton, AB and Don (Pat) Weymouth of Gunn, AB; his step-sons, Jon (Kim) Thorsteinsson of Winnipeg, MB and David (Dianna) Potter of Onoway, AB; his grandchildren, Sara, Lisa, Cris and Hannah; his step-grandchildren, Calder, Blair and Rhianna; his great grandchildren, India and Arlo; his sister, Betty Brewster of Spruce Grove, AB; his brother, Don Weymouth of Edmonton, AB; his step-sister, Carole Hawryluk of Chilliwack, BC; his step-brothers, Bill (Rita) Grove of Athabasca, AB and Ron Weymouth of Edmonton, AB; as well as his extended family and many friends.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Denise Tougas; his mother, Marie; his father, Donly; his infant twin sons; his brothers, Gorden, Harry, Abe and Rob; his sister, Lorraine Kolasa; and his step-sisters, Lilyann Leschuk and Glory Ballam.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses (14929 – 20 Ave., Frank, AB) at a later date. Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Frank Congregation (PO Box 1015, Coleman, AB T0K 0M0), or by the MS Society of Canada (www.mssociety.ca). Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 562-8555
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