Edward was born in Montreal on January 15, 1920.
He completed High School in Montreal. He was a technician with Canadian Westinghouse, a Film Laboratory technician (motion pictures).
He enlisted in the RCAF in the spring of 1942 at Montreal.
He first did two stints of tarmac duty at St. Hubert and Mountainview and then his training took place at #5 Manning Depot, Lachine; #6 ITS, Toronto;#12 EFTS Goderich; #2 SFTS Uplands, Ottawa where he received his
Pilot Wing on September 1, 1943.
He was posted to the UK and landed at Bournemouth in October, 1943. He was posted to #21 AFU at RAF Wheaton Asto; #2 FIS RAF Montrose, Scotland. Flying instructor at #21 (P) AFU, in day, night beam approach blind landings.
Memorable Experience . As the first training flight off basein the morning, and after waiting several minutes at that take-off to give visiting United States Dakota priority to take off on our short runway, the Mark II Oxford was sluggish in getting airborne. In a precautionary take-off procedure, the aircraft stalled at approximately 50 ft. altitude, dropped the starboard wing and went in. The aircraft was totally written off but pupil and Ed, sustained only a few nix and bruises. As the temperature at take-off was a moist 32 degrees Fahrenheit, it was proposed at the crash inquiry that in the wait, propellers built up with ice, causing the reduced trust . ED was flying and instructing again the same day without any break but it was about a week before they removed the wreck. Each take-off the short runway presented a grim reminder of the event.
Ed left the Air Force at Lachine Quebec on September 1945.
Ed returned to his former job as a laboratory film technician in Associated Screen News in Montreal. In 1947 he joined Kodak Canada at Toronto, as a color film lab technician. In 1952 he moved to Shelly Films, Toronto later becoming Laboratory Manager. In 1967, Ed joined CBC-TV in Toronto. Retiring from the position of Film Quality Control Officer in 1985. He is a life member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineer
Ed married Marion Ford of Montreal in 1948. Marion paseed away in 1966 and Ed raised their two sons. He has re-married to Jo in 1986 one year after both his son was married and is now grandfather of two.
Ed and Jo moved to Picton in 1990 try her life in a country town. They found that they liked it and have moved to another newer home in Picton. Activities, cycling, cross-country skiing, model railroading. Photography, automotive mechanics (converting a Maxivan to a motorhome). Choral work in Picton and on tours. March 21, 2001