OBITUARY

Edmund Leo Fewer

15 January , 193128 March , 2018
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Fewer, Edmund Leo – Passed peacefully on March 28, 2018 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre. Beloved husband of the late Verna Alice Fewer (nee Campbell). Dear father of Deborah Lucas and her husband Tim, Kathy Dalton and her late husband Wayne and Rhonda Dalton and her late husband Sean. Poppy of April (Jennifer), Melissa (Charles), Emily, Benjamin, Jacob, Olivia, and great grandchildren William and Abigail. Brother of Ron, Hubert and Lawrence. Predeceased by sisters Ann, Mary, Dorothy, Alice, Genevieve and brothers Junior and Jim. Sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, family and friends. Visitation will be held at the Comstock-Kaye Life Celebration Centre, 356 Rubidge Street on Friday, April 6, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 & 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 1:00 pm., with visiting from 11:45 am – 12:45 pm. Reception to follow in the Heritage Room of the Comstock-Kaye Life Celebration Centre. If so desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at www.comstockkaye.com

Services

  • Visitation Friday, 6 April , 2018
  • Visitation Friday, 6 April , 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, 7 April , 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, 7 April , 2018
REMEMBERING

Edmund Leo Fewer

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Katelynn Bellows

2 April 2018

Poppy has been a part of mine and my family's life for the last 22 years.
He was always quick with a joke, a smile, a laugh, and a life lesson.
I am happy to know you are with Nanny now and that you two are dancing in Heaven. It's been a long time comin'.

With all our love and condolences,

Katelynn Bellows and Jason Kousmanidis
Eileen, Sheila, and Erin Bellows.

Margaret Porter

31 March 2018

My heartfelt and deepest condolences to Kathy, Rhonda, Debbie and family. Although I did not have the pleasure of knowing Edmund personally, in many ways I feel as though I do. Edmund so graciously was pallbearer at my mother's funeral, and through the years, Kathy communicated to me what a great loving man he was, including being an avid reader. My thoughts and prayers to the family in your time of grieving. May you too find comfort in the many beautiful memories you have with him. Rest in peace Edmund Fewer. Love, Margaret.

Jacqueline Manser

31 March 2018

Many childhood memories of this great man, a wonderful sense of humor, a man who build anything from almost nothing. He will be greatly missed. Our condolences to all the family from my husband John and I and my mother Fern Davidson. My father ,Jim and Ed had many things in common especially the fantastic boats they both built. Many fun memories of boating summers.

Donna & Dan McDonald

30 March 2018

Uncle Ed loved life, but most of all he loved all his family.

We are so glad that we were able to visit with you.

He will be deeply missed.

Love and heartfelt condolences to all of you. Dan and Donna

April Dalton

30 March 2018

With all my love- RIP Poppy xoxo

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Biography

Edmund Leo Fewer was known as many things to many people. He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew him best, Edmund will be remembered as a very exceptional loving and family-oriented person.

Edmund was born on January 15, 1931 at his home in Harbour Main, Conception Bay, Newfoundland. He was the son of Richard and Helena Fewer.

Edmund was raised with 10 siblings. He had four older sisters, Ann, Mary, Alice and Gen; three older brothers, Ron, Jim and Hubert; one younger sister, Dorothy; and two younger brothers, Junior and Lawrence. Edmund was usually involved in all sorts of activities with his siblings. There were many chores to share with such a large family. His father was a blacksmith so he helped at the forge. Also tended to the gardens and helped out at the church where he was an altar boy.

As a young boy, Edmund had a number of interests. Like most children, he enjoyed playing and making up games. He was curious about the world around him and was often eager to explore it. He was known to get in trouble sometimes with his quirky sense of humour by playing pranks on his friends and siblings.

A typical teenager, Edmund had a fairly happy high school experience, making that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. He attended St. Joseph's school. He enjoyed some classes more than others, having favorite subjects and teachers.

Always considered a “good” friend to those he knew, Edmund enjoyed a broad group of acquaintances and several very close friends during his lifetime. He often told his family his escapades with his friends Paddy Kennedy and Larry Dalton while growing up. Later in life, he became friends with John McCarthy, Bruce Manning, Ron Murray, Jim Davidson, Bob MacMillan, Bill Courtney, Wayne Moore and many others.

As a young man one of his first official jobs was a cook at an American army base in Greenland. To get this job Edmund had to fake his age as being older than he was. He often told his family stories about how friendly the American soldiers were. Some of his siblings, Ron, Alice, and Jim served in World War II.

Edmund then came to Toronto as many young people did in those days for employment opportunities. He lived and hung out with his brother Hubert and they made many car trips to the States where they visited their relatives. In those days people often had house parties and this is where Edmund met his future wife Verna. It was love at first sight and within three months he convinced her to marry him.

On July 31, 1953 Edmund exchanged wedding vows with Verna Alice Campbell at City Hall in Toronto, Ontario. Important people in their lives were Delmer and Doreen Coull and George and Gertrude LeBlanc. As they all welcomed children into their lives, they shared many fun times together with their families and continued to have life long relationships with them.

Edmund worked hard to be a good father to his children and he did his best to fulfill their needs. Edmund was blessed with three daughters, Deborah (spouse Tim), Kathleen (late husband Wayne) and Rhonda (late husband Sean). Another blessing for Edmund was the gift of 6 grandchildren, April (spouse Jennifer), Melissa (spouse Charles), Emily, Benjamin, Jacob and Olivia; and 2 great grandchildren, William and Abigail.

One of his greatest pleasures was spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He enjoyed taking them tobogganing, snowmobiling, swimming, boating, fishing, playing cards, chess, darts, puzzles, teaching them target practice, woodworking, dancing and many more.

Showing a strong work ethic, at times working three jobs, Edmund worked diligently and did his best to succeed in his career. Over the years Edmund enjoyed what he did for a living. His primary occupation was Plant Manager. He was employed for 31 years at Lily Cups. He obtained his General Machinist Trade on December 20, 1979 and as he developed his career he took various courses: Developing Supervisory Leadership Skills on September 4, 1979 through Centennial College, The Management Course - Practice of Supervision on March 29, 1980 and other Management Courses in 1992. Edmund always sought to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

Edmund enjoyed his leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. He was very gifted and talented and could do anything he put his hands to from building his cabin cruiser, camp trailer, doing body work and engines on cars, to building and completing his home. Some of his favorite pursuits were bowling, hunting, fishing, boating, camping, building model airplanes, boats, trains and making furniture. He was content to enjoy his favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.

Edmund found pleasure in dancing and loved music. He played the harmonica, jaw harp, accordion and even tried the guitar. Edmund was something of a sports fan and enjoyed watching boxing, hockey and baseball. He continued to enjoy the close relationships he had with the Fewer and Campbell families and enjoyed attending many family functions over the years.

Edmund’s faith was important to him. He was a member of St. Dunstan's for 32 years and St. Luke's for 25 years.

Edmund enjoyed traveling and time away on vacations. It was a chance for him to renew and relax, to visit new places and experience new things. Favorite vacations included travel across Canada, California, Florida, Las Vegas and Cuba.

Edmund was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. One of his favorites was Suzie, a toy poodle dog. They were best friends for 13 years. He had various budgies, the first Nicky was one of his favorites also.

When Edmund’s retirement finally arrived in 1993, he was well prepared. His new life involved relocating to Omemee, Ontario. In retirement, he found new pleasure in putting in gardens, making a model railway train set, going to concerts and visiting friends and family.

Edmund passed away on March 28, 2018 at Peterborough Regional Health Centre in Peterborough, Ontario from cancer. He is survived by his children Deborah (Tim), Kathleen and Rhonda; his grandchildren April (Jennifer), Melissa (Charles), Emily, Benjamin, Jacob and Olivia; great grandchildren William and Abigail and his brothers Ron, Hubert and Lawrence. Services were held at Comstock-Kaye Life Celebration Centre officiated by Father Andrew Broda of St. Luke's Church. Edmund was laid to rest in St. Luke's Cemetery in Downeyville, Ontario.

Simply stated, Edmund was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Edmund leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life he touched will always remember Edmund Leo Fewer.