Williams, Earle

Obituary of Williams, Edward "Ed" Earle

Ed died at home in Summerside on Friday, February 25, 2022 with his wife Diane by his side. He was born in 1941 in Tyne Valley, P.E.I., to the late Earle and Alice (Maynard) Williams. Beloved husband of Diane (McIntosh) Williams and cherished father of Gordon (Nannette) Williams and their children, Isabelle and Ben of Riverview, N.B.; Grant (Sarah) Williams of Londonderry, N.S.; Saralyn (Paul) Cantlon of Hamilton, Ontario and her children, Alyson Petsche (and her husband Colin Parker) and Noah Petsche; Heather (Ken) Walker and their children Saphira and Elijah of Ellershouse, N.S. Ed was very proud of his children and grandchildren. He is survived by two sisters, Freda (the late Cody) Banks of Charlottetown and Ruth (the late Harry), Gillis, brother-in-law Gordon (Loretta) McIntosh of Naples, Florida, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and older brother Charles, brothers-in-law Cody Banks and Harry Gillis. Ed lived in many places. He moved to Toronto with his parents when he was 13. He then moved to London, England to work, Sackville, N.B. where he attended Mount Allison University, Winnipeg, Manitoba where he met and married Diane in 1966, Calgary, Alberta, and lived over 30 years in the Moncton/Riverview area of New Brunswick, where they raised their family. He worked for the Co-Operators Insurance Company for 37 years, starting in Winnipeg as an adjuster, and retiring in Moncton as Atlantic Claims Manager. His passions included flying, kayaking, and music. He was a member of the St. Paul's United Church Choir in Riverview and after retiring to P.E.I., the Kensington United Church Choir. Ed was also a member of St. Eleanor's Lions Club. Memorial donations in Ed's memory to the Tyne Valley Rink Fund by contacting: rallyforthevalley2020@gmail.com Or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. Ed's family would like to send a special word of thanks to Dr. Heather Austin, Dr. John Morash, and the Palliative Care nurses who took wonderful care of him these last few months. Resting at East Prince Funeral Home 245 Pope Road, Summerside. By personal request there will be no visiting hours or funeral service held. Internment will be in Tyne Valley Church Cemetery later this summer. Arrangements entrusted to the East Prince Funeral Home. Condolences may be made by visiting www.peifuneralcoops.com
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