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Edward John Small

March 23, 1927 ~ November 23, 2021 (age 94)


Edward Small passed away peacefully on November 23, 2021 at Third Crossing Manor in Gladstone at the age of 94.

Ed or Eddie, commonly known by both was born March 23, 1927 in the Mekiwin District west of Gladstone. The family moved briefly to a farm in the Arden area and then back to another farm at Mekiwin. It was here that Eddie started school, after completing grade 9 in 1941 he began farming with his father.

Eddie met Doreen Miller of Binscarth when she came to teach at the local school. They were married in Russell July 12, 1951. They farmed at Mekiwin and raised their two sons. Eddie drove a school bus for a number of years and for a period of four years both Eddie and Doreen drove a bus. Their son Guy began farming with them in 1970.

In younger years he liked to dance, sing and play the guitar a bit. He enjoyed curling, first at Helston and then at Gladstone and for a few seasons at both places. He also liked to golf. He was a trustee of the local Ayr school board, a member of both Curling Clubs, Gladstone Golf Club and Gladstone Legion # 10. He was always interested in the grandchildren and their activities, attending high school and university graduations, hockey, football, soccer and curling games, music recitals and grandparents day at school.

Eddie and Doreen retired from the farm to Gladstone in 2009. He continued to golf and watched curling and golf on TV. He never lost his love of music and would listen to a music channel for hours at a time.

Eddie was predeceased by his wife Doreen, daughter in law Lee Ann, sister Mary Campbell, brother in law Alvin Miller and Vic Parr and nephew Lyle Campbell.

He is remembered by sons Guy of Gladstone and Brad of Winnipeg, grandchildren Leslie (Allan) of Winnipeg and Eric (Jess) of Lorette, sisters in law Thelma Parr and Hazel Miller and brother in law and sister in law Lorne and Louise Miller. All of Russell and nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Nurse Practioner Rebecca Krause and all the caregivers for all the wonderful care that he received.

Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba.

Private Family Service will be held. Interment will tahe place at Gladstone Cemetery with Wendy Denbow officiating.


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