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Mr Edward Gordon Fitzmaurice, age 93, passed away peacefully on March 20/2023 with family by his side. He was born on February 14, 1930 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, and raised and educated Fort William, ON.

He was employed as a switchman with the CPR and retired in 1989 after a many years of service.

Some of his hobbies were stock car driver and back yard mechanic. His family always got dinner out at the Airlaine Hotel after he profited selling some old clunker he fixed .

Married for 34 years to wife, Margaret, they would wine, dine and dance on Saturday nites at venues like Club 17. He was a man who opened doors, pulled out her chair and helped her with her coat. Old school til the end.

His idea of family vacations were National Lampoon style. Travelling across Canada, 4 kids and wife in the old blue station wagon, tent trailer in tow. There was also camping, sledding, yearly trips to Duluth to shop for school clothes and Sunday rides to Kakabeka for ice cream.

Great memories.

He walked every day of his life until he couldn’t, always looking dapper in one of his many hats. According to him the hat must always be worn on a tilt. He loved to dress up.

Upon retirement and the passing of his wife Margaret, he took up playing the saxophone and ballroom dancing. When attending the yearly Symphony Ball, he always donned a tuxedo, spats,red silk lined cape, top hat and a big smile on his face and a bigger personality.

Edward was a character, dancing was his passion.

You will be missed Dad.

Edward is survived by his daughters: Michele Fonso, Joan Fitzmaurice, Maureen, and Jacqueline Fitzmaurice (Sean Meehan), grandchildren: Meghan, Ryan, Sascha, Jazmine, Cheyenne, Joel, Tyler, Alisa and 5 great grand children.

He is predeceased by his wife of 34 years, Margaret Anne (nee Cook), parents: Alan and Luella Fitzmaurice, brother: Ron and wife Doris, sister: Eileen Lacey, son-in-law: Dennis Fonso, mother-in-law: Violet Frowen and good friend: Bruna Zorzes.

Interment and celebration of life will be held at a later date.

If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of choice would be appreciated.

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