Edwin Joseph Gourlay
December 27, 1948 – May 31, 2021
Edwin Joseph Gourlay, Sr. passed away May 31, 2021 at his residence in El Reno, Oklahoma. Eddie was born December 27, 1948 in Fontana, California, one of four sons born to George and Aletha Mary (Totten) Gourlay.
Eddie was a journeyman meat cutter by trade but once he retired, he really began to enjoy the fruits of his labor. He was able to spend many years at Broken Bow Lake where he loved to fish and just be outdoors with his wife, Mamie.
He was most proud of being close to his kids and reconnecting with them—they were his pride and joy! Eddie was loud and loved to make people laugh. His death has left a huge hole in the heart of his family and those who were blessed to have known him.
Eddie was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mamie, brothers Robert and Gary Gourlay. He leaves to cherish his memory his children Edwin Joseph Gourlay, Jr. and wife Bobbi Jo Gourlay of Yukon, OK Kerry Renee Benigni and husband Robert William Benigni of Mustang, OK, brother William Gourlay of California; grandchildren Shaylene Rush, Cody Benigni, Rikki Gourlay, Kassidi Gourlay and great grandchildren Avery Rush, Sawyer Rush and Journey McElroy.