OBITUARY

Edward Fortune

April 5, 1929July 11, 2013

FORTUNE, Edward Arthur 84 years. Passed away on July 11, 2013 at Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital, surrounded by his cherished family. Loving husband of Florence (nee Anderson) for 60 years. Dear father of Patricia (Robert) Wales of Tecumseh, Dennis (Dr. Lucyna Lach) Fortune of Montreal, Brian (Heather) Fortune of Windsor, Garry Fortune of Amherstburg, Kathleen (Keith) Henry of Amherstburg and Michael (Debra LaMantia) of Windsor. Edward was also the proud grandfather of Shannon Wales, Patrick, Kelly, Claire, Liam, Trent Fortune, Elle and Eve LaMantia. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. Dear son of the late A. Edward and Mary Elizabeth Fortune. Dear brother of the late Lois (George) Warren of Windsor, Doris (James) McGraw of Burlington, Garry (Mary) Fortune of Huntington Woods and Murray Fortune of Commerce Twp. MI. Dear son-in-law of the late Jessie and John Zlochvske, brother-in-law of the late Arthur (Jeanette) Anderson and Katherine Suchiu. Edward is survived by his brother-in-law Leo Suchiu of Saskatchewan. Edward was born in Windsor. He attended Assumption College School, St. Michael College and graduated from one of the first classes at Humber College, Toronto, in the Funeral Service Education Program. He was a Funeral Director at Anderson Funeral Service for 40 years. He was the youngest Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus Council 1453; Past District Deputy of District 10; Honorary Member 4th Degree Dean Wagner Assembly Windsor. In 1965, Edward was elected to the Windsor Separate School Board and was a trustee for 30 years. He was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians of America. Visitation will be held at Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 895 Ouellette Ave (519-254-3223) on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A Knights of Columbus Prayer service will be held on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Colour Guard is requested to meet at 7:00 p.m. Edward will then rest at St. Alphonsus Church, 85 Park Street East on Monday, July 15, 21013 from 12:30 p.m. to the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 p.m. Interment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Memorial tributes to the Hospice of Windsor, Canadian Cancer Society or the Lung Association. Join us in remembering Edward by visiting his memorial at www.andersonfuneralhomewindsor.com

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, July 14, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, July 14, 2013
  • Knights of Columbus Prayers Sunday, July 14, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, July 15, 2013
REMEMBERING

Edward Fortune

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August 27, 2013

Pat, I was sorry to hear about your father. You have our deepest sympathies.
Virginia McRae

Neil McGillis

July 28, 2013

Florence, it is encouraging to know from all these tributes that the Eddy I knew from high school and early years remained constant in himself with a kindness to all.

Linda Hateley

July 20, 2013

Mike,Deb & Fortune Family: So sorry for your loss, my deepest sympathy is with you at this sorrowful time.My prayers are with you. Linda Hateley

Judy Lund

July 18, 2013

Brian and Family,

On behalf of the volunteers and staff of the Canadian Cancer Society - Essex County Community Office, please accept our sincerest condolences on the passing of your father, a man who leaves an incredible legacy for his descendants and the greater community. It is always difficult to lose a family member, please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,

Judy Lund

Judy Lund

July 18, 2013

Brian and family,
Please accept our condolences on the passing of your father. He truly was a leader in our community and will be missed by more than just your family. Apologies for not attending the funeral as I was out of town. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Sincerely,

Judy Lund on behalf of the volunteers and staff of the Canadian Cancer Society, Essex County Community Office.

Sm Kealey

July 18, 2013

Saddened by the passing of a caring family man who brought joy & laughter to all who knew him. Let's celebrate the life of dear Uncle Ed and cherish the many happy memories we share. Our thoughts & prayers are with Aunt Florence and the Fortune clan at this time. With love,
Sean, Brenda & Fiona

Ronald Matthewman

July 17, 2013

Fortune Family: I Greatly regret I was unable to attend visitation/Service. My wife Dorothy's Visitation/Service was just before Eddies and family and friends were still with us.
I had been with Eddie on many Funerals during the last 40 years, he was a good, compassionate, member of
the staff at Anderson's . God Bless you in your bereavement.
Archdeacon Ron Matthewman. Church of the Ascension.

Shannon Siwek

July 16, 2013

Great man and a beautiful caring family. My thoughts are with all of you.
Shannon Siwek

July 16, 2013

Mike, Kathy& the Fortune family,
Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of your Father. In these situations words may not be enough, but we hope during this difficult time you are able to hold onto your memories and let them guide you. Through your journey there will be hugs, tears, laughter and sadness but most of all there will be love, the kind that never ends..x0x0x Sincerely Nancy&Perry Holdsworth

Rob Lynch and Family

July 16, 2013

We are sad to hear or your loss, Our community loses a great worker and a caring man. God Bless.