JA Snow Funeral Home


Edward Gregory Bottomley

26 August, 195724 April, 2021

It is with absolute devastation, shock and heartbreak, that on Saturday April 24, 2021, Edward Gregory Bottomley, loving husband of 37 years, to Dianne Bottomley (Thompson) and father of two daughters, Terri Conrad (Jeff) and Kristi Kennedy (Doug), passed away at the age of 63 after a week long battle from a stroke, with his family by his side. Son to Barbara and Walter Bottomley; sibling to brothers Chucky (Marnie), Herb (Wilma), Kenneth (Sophie) and sister Charlotte (Terry).

Edward was born August 26, 1957 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He worked at the dockyard for 38 years before finally retiring in March 2018.

He loved music and playing his guitars and was a big animal lover. He loved the family dogs dearly and fed the deer, squirrels and birds in his backyard for as long as he lived there. Edward would look forward to spending his summer vacations at the cottage on the beach with his family.

He was devoted husband, father and grandfather to Jett, Jordan and Louie – they loved their grampie. You will be so missed and we will think and talk about you often. This summer we will all crack open some Alexander Keith’s and put on some Rod Stewart in your honour. We love you.

It’s not goodbye, its ‘until we meet again’ XO

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date once COVID restrictions are lifted.

If you would like to honour Ed’s memory, nothing would make him happier than a donation to Hope for Wildlife.


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Edward Gregory Bottomley

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Wanda Steele

10 May 2021

To Diane and Family.

Eddy's passing is devastating news. There are no words to console you, but may all your memories get you through these difficult days.
Please accept my deepest condolences.

Eddy and I shared both fun times and difficult days while working together, and I want you to know I will always have a great "Eddy" story to tell.

It has been said that we are only truly gone when we disappear from the memories of those who loved us. I don't think Eddy has any worries.


Gary Clattenburg

2 May 2021

My condolences to the family. I was an empolyee at the dockyard and remember Ed.

Derek Hull

1 May 2021

Dear Dianne & Family:
Thinking of you during this difficult time.
Derek and Melody

Mike Bonin

30 April 2021

I lived next door to the Bottomley's as a young boy and I remember one day some older kids were picking on me and Edward who was much older came along and stopped it and made sure I was ok and said something funny to make me laugh...I never forgot it . My deepest sympathies to the entire family .RIP Edward .

frank oconnell

29 April 2021

I never met a more devoted wife than Dianne. She loved Ed so much.
I did not meet Edward that often. Dianne loved his dedication to his training at home with the weights and his loyalty to his job and family.

Dianne, my heart is with you. I know how strong you are and you
will get through this.

All the best

Glen Shea

29 April 2021

I'm so sorry to hear of Eddie 's passing. He and I worked together for many years at the Dockyard, and the "Parkerizing Shop "at N.A.D. I'll never forget the road trip we had to CFB Trenton for work because Eddy refused to fly! Haha we had more fun than the guys that flew up there.
Eddy had a great work ethic that you don't see in a lot of people. I wish he was able to enjoy more of his retirement.
My condolences to his family.

Brian Crawford

29 April 2021

My condolenses to Eddie's family..
I remember Ed as a guy with a smile on his face,and a good sense of humour. I remember when Ed started to work at DND,he was in our shop in NAD, gun mtg..Every morning we had a laugh listening to Ed telling his stories about his younger life..some, I'll never forget..
Ed was a good co-worker,and a great guy, RIP Ed..

Shirley Williamson

29 April 2021

I will always think of Edward when I eat chocolate, see a Leafs hat or a beautiful male pheasant. I will remember his love of his family ,his smile and great sense of humor.

Judy Houlihan

29 April 2021

Having recently lost my husband, Dave, I feel deeply for you and your family. May all the wonderful memories help you through this difficult time. Talk often about him and share the good memories. I worked with you at the Grace Maternity Hospital. Judy Houlihan

Fred Dolliver

29 April 2021

We worked at FMF Capescott Antenna shop together for many years. I was learning to play the guitar Eddy would always try to help me giving me advice. He always was there if you needed a hand. Great guy!