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Ed Peters

21 August, 19503 June, 2020
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Ed “Eddy” Peters

Ed Peters passed away unexpectedly on June 3, 2020, while doing what he loved — helping his wife Bev and working outside in the sun.

Ed is survived by his loving wife Bev (nee Lamoureux) (married in 1972), daughter Jennifer (Mark), son Jeff (Jody), and granddaughter Sloane.

Ed was born on August 21, 1950, in the town of Sustern, Netherlands. He immigrated to Calgary, AB, Canada in 1960 with his parents Gerard and Christina Peters, as well as his brothers, Matt, Rick, Jack and Pim. Ed grew up in the West Hillhurst community, graduated from St. Francis High School and later graduated with a Horticultural Degree from The University of Guelph, Ontario.

Ed worked for City of Calgary Parks Department for 35 years leaving his footprints in the developing and designing of City Parks such as Ellison Birth Forest Park, Carburn Park and many more through his years of service for the City. Ed was more than willing to share his knowledge of trees and plants with whoever asked for his advice.

After Ed retired he spent 10 plus years volunteering in the Calgary Buffaloes Hockey Association as a dedicated non parent manager and was a caring mentor and made a big impression in the association with parents, players and board members alike.

You could always find Ed at Shanks Sports Bar enjoying himself while betting on horse races with his buddies and sharing in lots of fun and laughter. Golfing and watching any sport on TV was another of his favourite retirement pastimes. It wasn’t unusual to find Ed walking his dog Abby and his grand dogs Tacoma, Molson & Kola around the neighbourhood as well.

Going to the cabin at Cocollala Lake, Idaho was his treasured place of pleasure. Ed also enjoyed vacationing with Bev and their many family members and friends to various hot and exotic places. His highlight vacations were visiting relatives in Holland and going to the Breeders Cup in Kentucky.

He loved his children and was always there for them. Ed was particularly supportive and proud of Jenn’s and Jeff’s accomplishments. His granddaughter Sloane was the apple of his eye and he cherished spending time watching her take part in all of her different sports and activities.

Always there for his family, friends, neighbours and even strangers to help in any way he could, Ed was known as the guy you could always count on. He was one of Calgary's Snow Angels, always on hand to pick up a shovel and help a neighbour clear their place in winter.

If you were to ask Ed on any given day how he was doing, he would respond with his favourite saying, “Living the Dream!” His outgoing and positive nature touched so many people in so many ways. Ed will never be forgotten.

In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to donate in Ed’s spirit and name to a local charity close to your heart. The family suggests the Heart and Stroke Foundation https://www.heartandstroke.ca/heart or the Animal Rescue Foundation https://arf.ab.ca/

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  • Celebration of Life

    Sunday, 30 August , 2020

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Larry Pointer

11 June 2021

Peters Family and Eddy,

Finishing up a week here at the lake, it's been a tough one again. Missing Jeff and Bev, and of course Ed. After a year, I still look at your cabin and shed a tear. I miss you all, I come to the lake to fish, enjoy a campfire and mostly to hang out with my lake friends. Luckily Jan, Ken and Cathy are here to set me straight. I hope to see you again at the end of June Bev and Jeff, and Eddy, I'm drinking some rye tonight in your honor, a special friend to many including myself and my family. Shalom.

Jeff Peters

4 June 2021


Hey Dad – Well its been a year to the day my life was changed forever. I couldn’t imagine the morning of June 2 at Jed’s Equipment was the last time I would see you alive. I remember our last conversation in the back shop; you greeted me with the greeting I got from you as long as I can remember, “ Hi Bud!” and then you told me uncle Matt’s cancer was back and you got emotional. We chatted more about it and kept hope for a miracle. It was the last time I would hear the words “Hey Bud!”, the last time I would tell you I loved you, and the last time I would ever see you.

To say this last year has been hard would be an understatement. One of the many things I admire is how easy you made “life” look. Your ability to manage your selflessness, to give strength and comfort to friends and family, your thoughtfulness of everything and how you kept in touch with everyone by checking in. Your love for mom was second to none.

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Jeff Peters

4 June 2021

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You were apart of my life for almost 40 years and it is incredible to learn how many people’s lives you touched. It has been amazing to see everyone knew you like I knew you. The amount of support we received by letters, cards, phone calls or just kind words of the things you did, the time you took to chat or something you did to make them laugh was incredible. Every time I run into someone who knew you they have a story to tell me about you or they praise you on your genuineness, humbleness and sense of humor. These stories of how people remember you have helped ease the pain and get me through the days of my grief. I am so proud to have had you as a best friend and my dad.

I have been doing my best to take care of mom (your queen). Her grief for you is still so strong and the love you guys shared was so real. Jennifer is still finding her way through her emotions and taking some time to herself to heal. Sloane misses you daily and there isn’t a day that goes by when we are together that we don’t bring up a memory of you as there are so many she has.

We had a great day remembering you. I tried to make egg buns but they never seem to be as good as yours. Did some chores around the house and had some people over, we ordered Beef and Onion pizza from your favorite place. I managed to suck back a couple of Rye and Cokes with no ice in your honor.

I love you and miss you dad!

Jeff

Daphne & Bill Chalmers

3 June 2021

It’s been a year is the very sad loss of Eddy. We are thinking of all the Peters family today & remembering Eddy as a fine, caring, good friend. We hope the good memories of all the love & laughs will guide you through the next year & going forward.

Jan Neil

19 May 2021

I’ve been thinking of Ed so much lately as I plant the garden, pull weeds and grass out of the flower beds and weed whack around the house. Weed whacking is what Ed used to do, he’d weed whack his ditches, our ditches, around the houses, the flower beds. It was something he loved to do.
God I miss him, his talking , his smile, his helping everyone. I miss having Bev here to talk to, and Jeff and Sloane.
Covid has all but silenced our little area of the lake . And I’m so over that. We miss our Canadian friends.
Well Ed, as you listen to me drone on and on, just know that Kenny and I miss you.
Love you in our thoughts daily.
ps.. Hope God appreciates your beautiful cloudscaping! 🥰❤️

Stacey Tennant-Schoneck

26 December 2020

Bev, Jeff and Family,
I came across a Facebook post tonight and was so sad to see Ed had passed. When I think of Ed, I see his incredible smile, impish smirk and sparkling eyes in my mind. What a larger than life personality he had and passion for the things and people he cared about. I loved seeing you both at the rink as I watched Jeff and the boys play and Scott coach. Ed was the kind of guy you looked for in a crowd because he made you laugh and he made you feel good about being around him. You guys were some of my parents to sit with - even when Ed was fired up about the game. I enjoyed seeing Ed at the Buffs banquet for years and reminiscing about years gone by. Heaven has some good ones and tonight, maybe Scott, Ed and John McNabb are up there watching the Juniors and cursing at the refs. Thinking of you all ❤️

Donna Van Tornhout

29 August 2020

We first met Ed at their marriage social. Donna had been friends with Bev since grade 3 so we gladly accepted the invitation to the evening. Ed announced early in the evening to me to tone it done because he was the funny guy in the group. That started a friendship that lasted close to 50 years and the beginning of “Eddyisms”
Useless as a one armed paper hanger!
Pot licker!
It is what it is!
And the famous, living the dream!
There is not enough room to express the many wonderful memories we shared as couples. Our deepest condolences to Bev and the family. We miss you Eddy.
Much Love!
Chris & Donna

Russell and Joanne Hope

26 August 2020

Dear Bev, Jeff and family

We are so heart broken to read the news of Ed's passing. Russ and I both have such great memories when Jeff was playing with our son for the Buffalo hockey team. Ed himself was a highlight just to listen to him talkand be around. We had wonderful memories from back then to more recent. Our deepest condolences to all of you at this time.

Russell and Joanne Hope

Adrian Foster

24 August 2020

Extremely sad to hear about Ed. Ed was a charismatic, enthusiastic and smiling fixture at a lot of the hockey rinks that I was at growing up, doing what he did best......supporting the family he loved!

My condolences to Bev and the Peters family, Ed will be missed!

Gayle DeBoni

21 August 2020

I was very sad to hear of Ed's passing and wish you, Bev, and your family sincere condolences. I have fond memories of our visits at the hockey rink when my son, Tyler Sloan, and Jeff played together on the same team. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.
Gayle DeBoni (formerly Sloan)