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Edward (Eddie) Leonard TOMIAK



It is with shock and great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of our beloved husband, daddy, grandpa/papa, son, brother and brother-in-law, on Saturday, April 3rd, 2010.

Eddie was born April 21, 1948 in Farfal, Germany and came to Canada with his mother as a young boy. He was a true Current River boy who enjoyed playing baseball and hockey. He left home at an early age and began working as an Ironworker-Welder for Local 759. Later he became a Journeyman Welder for Local 628 Plumbers and Pipe Fitters, where he remained until his passing in his dream job of mentoring young welders whom he called "my boys".

In April, 1974 he met his wife Donna (nee Kowalchuk) whom he affectionately called "wifey Ethel" and they married in November of the same year. They would have celebrated their 36th anniversary this year. Then came the "other" joys of his life…Treena, Jolene and Kristina. He was blessed with seven grandchildren that were the center of his life – Michael and Logan Sicard, Evan, Kyle, Katie and Jack Dosen, and Milawna Tassone.

Left to mourn his loss is his devoted wife Donna, children Treena (Ronny) Sicard, Jolene (Joe) Dosen and Kristina (Raffaeli) Tassone, mother Eugenia (Jenny), his sister Anita (Tony) Bonazzo, and brother Rick (Colleen) Tomiak, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Leonard and his mother-in-law and father-in-law Olga and Joseph Kowalchuk.

Daddy enjoyed his summers at Pier 2, Dock G at the marina bending the ear of whoever would listen. He also enjoyed camping and fishing with his family. More recently having overcome his fear of flying, he was starting to enjoy travelling with his loving companion/wife and his sister and brother-in-law. His most memorable trip was his Richard Petty experience in Las Vegas. But, his biggest joy came from spending time laughing and playing with his grandchildren. Contrary to popular belief he was not "Grumpy".

Funeral Services for the late Edward Tomiak will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 9th, 2010 in the Chapel of Harbourview Funeral Centre, 499 North Cumberland Street. Visitation for family and friends will be held one hour prior to the time of service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honour of Ed to The Salvation Army, or to a charity of your choice.

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