It is with a deep sense of loss that we share the passing of Albert Edward (Ed) Laidley, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. Ed passed away on July 25, 2015 in Abbotsford with daughter and step-daughter at his side. He was predeceased by his second wife Lynne (HB), parents Bert and Berta Laidley, sister Francis (Victor), and brother Ross (Carron). He is survived by his loving and large family; children Susan, Wendy (Gordon), and Murray (Val), first wife Edie, grand-children Stephanie (Duncan), Chris (Katie), and Kim, step-children Cheryl, Allisen (Ray), Teresa (John), and Michael (Lorraine), step-grandchildren Corinna (Larry), Tracey (Terry), Colden (Allison), Brittany (Kevin), Natasha (James), Krista, and Doug (Jasmine), as well as 15 great-grand- children, 2 great-great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Ed lived life to the fullest and was a kind and gracious man – always cheerful and full of fun, and tunes! Born and raised in Vancouver, he spent 34 years teaching at Abbotsford Senior Secondary. Teaching gave him great satisfaction and he cherished his talks with former students and colleagues. In the early years he served twice as Lions Club president and later was very involved in musical theatre. He was proud to sing as a ‘Chalk Spot’. Ed and Lynne enjoyed a quiet life in Abbotsford after their many travels. A Celebration of Life will be held in the Valley Room at The Ramada on Sunday, August 9th at 2:00 pm (RSVP to s.jgreen@telus.net). In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Abbotsford Community Foundation’s Chalk Spot Scholarship


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