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Edward Bross

Edward Anthony Bross

Wednesday, September 1st, 1937 - Sunday, November 10th, 2019
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Bross, Edward Anthony

Edward Anthony Bross (born September 1, 1937) passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at the age of 82 years. Ed was born to Peter and Dora Bross in Jansen, Saskatchewan, where he attended and graduated from Jansen High School. After school, Ed entered the Royal Canadian Air Force and remained in contact with friends he made there right up until his death. The Air Force took him from skydiving exercises in BC to being stationed at a base in Ontario. After more training in Biloxi, Mississippi, he moved to the Airbase in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he finished his military career, using his gifts with mechanical understanding to repair aircraft radios. In 1959, he began studies at Lakeland Agricultural College in Vermilion, Alberta. Ed moved to Calgary, Alberta in 1963 and worked for Geospace Canada, making equipment for seismic oil exploration before moving to Whissel Engineering, where he would eventually retire from his job as a parts manager.

In June of 1966, Ed married the love of his life, Luciel. Together with her daughter Colleen, they formed a loving family in the community of Acadia, where he remained for the rest of his life surrounded by the good friends he made there. In 1978, they were blessed with a son, Darcy.

Ed was always helping neighbours with cleanups and other miscellaneous yard work and was a true friend you would always want in your corner. Not even a diagnosis of lymphoma in late 2016 could keep him from being the dependable neighbour, friend and family member people always knew.

Ed loved spending time with family and entertaining the kids, especially his five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He also enjoyed fishing, golfing, camping and trips to visit relatives in Saskatchewan and BC and was often the unofficial photographer at family gatherings.

Ed is survived by and will be lovingly remembered by his daughter and son-in-law, Colleen and Don McCreadie; son and daughter-in-law, Darcy and Nicole Bross; grandchildren, Meagan, Travis (Hope), and Kyley McCreadie, Mairead and Finley Bross; great-grandchildren, Parker, Cadence and Axton Gagnon, Killian and James McCreadie; brother, Ray; sister, Nell (Richard); niece, Rhonda (Tom); nephew, Stephen (Tyler) and great-nephews and nieces Jackson, Hayden and Rachel. He was predeceased by his wife, Luciel, and his brother, Bert.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 11:00 am at Choice Funeral Services (105, 4715-13 Street NE, Calgary, Alberta).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ed’s memory to Alberta Cancer Foundation

To view and share photos, condolences and stories of Ed, please visit www.choicememorial.com.
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    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Choice Memorial
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    105-4715 13th Street NE
    Calgary, Alberta T2E 6M3
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Thomas Kerr

Posted at 11:33am
It is funny how you get to know people. As a child I knew Ed Bross as a neighborhood father. Quiet and friendly, he raised his family at the corner house. In those early years, I really had no sense of him. Later, when my own father had retired and I had moved off to NYC, it is no small irony that I got to know Ed better. My dad was slow to make friends, but if you made the cut, you had a friend you could depend on, he truly liked Ed. It is easy to see why, he was considerate, always looking for ways to help and never asking for a thing in return. He’d run mail to neighbors, share a paper or clean their walk when it snowed. In certain quarters of NY they call that type of man a mensch, or a person of integrity and honor. On one of my returns to Calgary we were treated to a BBQ at his home. He and Luciel were gracious and welcomed us as if we were their own. I pray now that Ed is reunited with his adored wife, and with the fast friends he made over the years. I did say that Ed was modest, quiet and wouldn’t ask a thing in return for his good deeds. I would offer him this, a genuine thanks for being in our lives, demonstrating selflessness, generosity of spirit and kindness. To his children, Colleen and Darcy along with the extended family, I offer my sincere condolences, Ed will be missed.
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Thomas Kerr

Posted at 11:32am
It is funny how you get to know people. As a child I knew Ed Bross as a neighborhood father. Quiet and friendly, he raised his family at the corner house. In those early years, I really had no sense of him. Later, when my own father had retired and I had moved off to NYC, it is no small irony that I got to know Ed better. My dad was slow to make friends, but if you made the cut, you had a friend you could depend on, he truly liked Ed. It is easy to see why, he was considerate, always looking for ways to help and never asking for a thing in return. He’d run mail to neighbors, share a paper or clean their walk when it snowed. In certain quarters of NY they call that type of man a mensch, or a person of integrity and honor. On one of my returns to Calgary we were treated to a BBQ at his home. He and Luciel were gracious and welcomed us as if we were their own. I pray now that Ed is reunited with his adored wife, and with the fast friends he made over the years. I did say that Ed was modest, quiet and wouldn’t ask a thing in return for his good deeds. I would offer him this, a genuine thanks for being in our lives, demonstrating selflessness, generosity of spirit and kindness. To his children, Colleen and Darcy along with the extended family, I offer my sincere condolences, Ed will be missed.
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