OBITUARY

Edward Flagg

April 2, 1938March 3, 2012

FLAGG, Edward William (April 2nd, 1938 – March 3rd, 2012) After a 3 year battle with colon cancer Ed passed away at home peacefully with his loving wife Margaret of 51 years by his side. Beloved father of Robert Flagg, Corinna Upshaw, Todd Flagg (Trina Torrance). Predeceased by son Randy Flagg 1993. Adoring Papa to Dustin Flagg, Braden Wright, Justin Flagg, Janaye Upshaw, Britain, Allias, Chaize, Declan and Jorja-Raine Flagg. Loving great papa to five, Austin Flagg, Emily Flagg, Kaelyn Hugginson, Colton Flagg and Jase Upshaw. Survived by sisters Marie Lord of St. Andrews N.B, Hilda Mott of Saint John, N.B, Juanita Fitzsimmons (Gene) of Grand Manan, N.B., Rose Flagg of Lachine, Quebec. Predeceased by parents Ernest and Flora Flagg, brothers Doug Flagg, Calvin and Raymond Laskey, sisters Gertrude Teakles and Eunice Flagg. Also survived by brothers and sister-in-laws Larry Fiander (Diane) of Utopia, N.B, Carl Fiander (Barbara) of Hartland N.B., Marilyn Livingston (Wayne) of St. Stephen, N.B. He will be sadly missed by his faithful canine companion Holly, his nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. Ed was proud of his birthplace, Grand Manan, New Brunswick, telling many stories of his life as a young boy. He even made the newspaper on one occasion after falling off the smoke house. At the age of 15, after his mother’s death he went to St. Andrews, N.B., to live with sisters. This is where he met and married his childhood sweetheart in 1960. In 1964 Ed ventured off to Oshawa, Ontario where Marg, Rob and Corinna joined him shortly after. Eventually blessed with two more sons Randy and Todd. After working 6 months for the Fittings he became employed by his lifelong employer General Printers. He worked hard and enjoyed driving the truck (up and down the road) always smiling and never complaining. He had a great relationship with co-workers and customers alike. Well respected and loved by all. Edward was an avid bowler for 45 years, played on several leagues. Loving the game, always trying his hardest and enjoying the friendship of all his bowling buddies. He made many lifelong friends and became famous and recognized as Fast Eddie Flaggstone with his shout of yabadabadoo. The family wishes to thank the kind and compassionate care Edward received from the wonderful people who touched his life at the cancer centre, especially Shelley, the Palliative care team, CCAC staff, Partners in Community nurses especially Joan, Jane and Pat, and Pro Home team. Ed’s final days were made more comfortable by TLC rendered by special friend and Nurse Cheryl Waller. Kudos to Mike for the many hours spent holding Ed’s hand you always had his back, Mike. Appreciation and gratitude goes out to other many wonderful friends who supported us over the last three years with visits, regular phone calls, taxi service and meals-on-wheels. Visitation will be held at the OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Thursday, March 8th, from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. and on Friday, March 9th from 12:00 p.m. until time of service in the Chapel at 1:00 p.m. Cremation. Donations to the Durham Humane Society would be appreciated.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 8, 2012
  • Visitation Thursday, March 8, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 9, 2012
REMEMBERING

Edward Flagg

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March 20, 2012

Dear Margaret.I am so sorry to hear about Eddy. He was just a great man. I never saw him without a smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. with deepest sympathy. Al. Zwicker

March 14, 2012

Dear Margaret,
Just wanted to let you know we're thinking of you. Even though I don't know you well, I can truly say, Ed was one of those special people you never forget!!! His smile brightened everyones day!
Love
Sherry
Cockburn's

David/Laura Wood

March 9, 2012

It was an honor to have met you, we will never forget you sitting at the bonfire and having a drink of brandy! Until we see each other at the bonfire again xox
All our love to the Flagg Family, may the peace of God be in your hearts knowing where Mr. Flagg is today. xoxo
David & Laura Wood

March 9, 2012

Thinking of you and your family at this time. My deepest sympathy goes out to you all. Patricia Coles (Lajoie)

March 9, 2012

Dearest Marg and family.. you know our best wishes are with you at this time. It has been a very long up and down struggle for you both.. He fought so hard.. he is now pain free... and your suffering is over too..
Love always and thinking of you
Linda, John and Derek( Chantal) Kift

Jeremie White

March 8, 2012

I also wanted to say to the entire Flagg family (Robbie, Corina, and Todd - and grandchildren, and great grandchildren-and extended family) that the White family is with you in this hard time. Please know that we are here for all of you in your grieving and we are grieving with you all. Our thoughts are with you all and we want you to remember that you are all like our family, we have lost someone dear to our hearts who will be forever missed.
With love,
The White family

March 8, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Marg and her family. Eddie will be sadly missed.
Emile and Edith LeBlanc
Oshawa

March 8, 2012

Marg,Robert,Corinna and Todd and families My deepest sympathies on the news of Ed.Thinking of you at this time. Love Carolyn Welsh

Marlene Drolet

March 8, 2012

We are so sorry for your loss and wish to express our most sincere condolences.Wish we were there with you but we are in thought and prayer. May God give you strength to get through this terrible time and ,that we love you.Marlene,Johnny,Lori and family

Jeremie White

March 8, 2012

Marg I wanted to take the time to write you something on here on behalf of myself ( Jeremie White)and Amanda (My Girlfriend) and all of my family: Shirley White (mom),George White(dad), Steven,Andrew,Jayson, and Derek WHITE. All of us are grieving with you. The bond you had with Eddie was undeniable and I will say that the bond we had with him was great like a second father. He always had a smile and never judged any of us, he opened his heart and so have you and I want to thank you for showing us all that there are still good hearted loving people in this world. Eddie passing has made me terribly sad, but in my tears are also glimmers of light given to me by Eddie and the memories he gave us all with his sense of humour, he always brightened our days.There is no words I could say that would be enough to show the immense pain this has caused me and my family. We want you to know that we all love you, and we will see you at the funeral. I am sorry I haven't come to see you sooner I have just been devastated. I am blessed to have known Eddie and you and I am forever thankful for having you in my life. My family feels the same and we are all here for you in your time of need, you have helped people your entire life please dont hesitate to ask for help with anything you may need. You deserve to live your life in happiness and laughter as Eddie and you did prior to this and as he would want you to be now and each day to follow.

HUGS AND KISSES FROM THE ENTIRE WHITE FAMILY XO STAY STRONG

Jeremie