It is with heavy hearts that we announce the loss of our dear dad, grandfather, great pappa, brother, uncle and friend. On November 14th, 2017, Edward (Ed) Flavell passed away peacefully at the TBRHSC, into the arms of his lord.
Ed was born on June 10, 1922 in Marieton, Saskatchewan to John and Martha Flavell. At the age of five the family moved to Kaministiqua. He received his education in a one room schoolhouse, walking miles to school in the summer and skiing in the winter with his siblings.
Ed had so many interests. He loved music, both strumming his guitar and singing his country and western songs and jamming with his friend. He loved disking, fishing, hunting ducks and geese in Saskatchewan with Garth Flavell and friends, wood carving, dancing, performing at the yearly Kam Community Centre Carnival talent show, playing cribbage and so much more.
Ed married the love of his life, Violet (nee Peterson) on March 24, 1948. Ed and Violet owned and operated Little Kam Grocery for several years. Ed then began his trucking business FLAVELL TRUCKING which he operated until his retirement.
Ed was one of the founding members of the Kam Community Centre (KCC) and both he and violet spent many years working and spending wonderful times with friends and neighbours making the KCC a great meeting place for the community.
Ed was predeceased by his wife, Violet in December of 1997, shortly before their 50th Anniversary. Ed was remarried for 7 years to Elna prior to their mutual separation.
Ed is survived by his daughters, Sharon Hedman (Bill) and Lorna Flavell, his granddaughters, Kelly Manahan (Dean) and great grandson, Oliver, Tammy Ewing (Jason). He is also survived by his brother, Bill Flavell, his brother-in-law, Gordon Peterson, nieces and nephews and other relatives. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Violet, his son Arthur, his brother Norman, his sisters Kathleen and Joyce and several extended family members.
The family at this time would like to thank the nurses who took care of Dad for the past four months on 2C at the TBRHSC, Dr. Daniel EK, the wonderful staff at the Walford and a very special thanks to Konstantine a PSW with Bayshore who Dad called “my special friend”.
Pursuant to Ed’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of his life will be held on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., in the Chapel of Harbourview Funeral Centre, with Pastor Garry Heintz presiding. Visitation for family and friends will take place one hour prior to the service.
If friends so desire, donation may be made in Ed’s name to The Northern Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay, Ducks Unlimited or the charity of your choice.