February 27, 1937 – May 8, 2019
Edward Heims, age 82 of Fort Lauderdale, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in Catholic Hospice at Holy Cross Hospital.
Edward is survived by his partner, Patricia; his son, Woody Heims; his daughters, Holly Pitti and Jamie Kowalski; his step-son, Kenneth Hicks; his grandchildren, Melissa, Justin, Tracy, Scott, Eric, Randy, Mitch, Bridget, Zach and Syd; his great grandchildren, Jerzii and Dylan; his sister, Jean Fitzgerald Griffith. He was predeceased by his son, Paul Heims.
Visitation will be held on Friday, May 10, 2019 from 5:00 - 7:00 at the Kraeer-Fairchild Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 4061 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale.
- Visitation Friday, May 10, 2019
May 10, 2019
A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. My deepest condolences to Pat and the family…Eddie will not be forgotten. During a very difficult illness, Ed was the one person in the building that made me feel I was home here and had a good friend in him. He will truly be missed.
May 8, 2019
Dad was a powerhouse of a man. Strong as an ox, with hands as big as bear claws. I felt completely safe when he was near, like he could protect me from any harm. He remained strong till the end. As his voice weakened with illness, he could still pull me close enough to hear what he had to say with an effortless tightening of his grip on my arm. There was no getting out of his grasp until he was ready to let go. The world feels a little less safe to me now.
May 8, 2019
Words cannot express how sad I am. Eddie was a constant in our family for as long as I can remember. Our "newspaper families" always shared a special bond. I have wonderful, fond memories of all the time spent together, ever since I was a little kid. I really hope we meet again one day.