It is with heavy hearts and wonderful memories that the family of Ed Burnip announce his death on October 29, 2014.
An avid hunter and fisherman, Ed will always be remembered as a generous, thoughtful and honourable man who had a dry sense of humour. He was a guiding force in his family and he leaves behind a legacy of a strong work ethic, integrity, the importance of family, unparalleled generosity and the traditions he kept alive and created after his wife, Jeanne, died.
Ed was born in Coleman, Alberta and moved with his family to Prince Rupert in1938 where he attended high school. After graduation he joined and served 2 years with the Air Force before entering the University of B.C. While finishing his degree in Mechanical Engineering he married his sweetheart, Jeanne Husoy, in 1951. After graduation he joined Alcan and moved to Arvida, Quebec where he and Jeanne started their family. They returned to BC in 1954 when Ed moved his family to Kitimat where he progressed through Alcan’s management ranks over the next 33 years until his retirement in 1985.
Ed will be sorely missed and lovingly remembered by his sons Arne (Patricia) & Denis (Gail), his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other extended family. He was respected by all and his absence will be keenly felt by those who knew him.
The family would like to extend their gratitude and a heartfelt thanks to his doctors and to all the staff at Terraceview Lodge who treated him with the compassion and respect he deserved
At Ed’s request there will be no funeral service. Instead the family will gather next spring to say a final goodbye at one of Ed’s favorite places, his cabin on Shuswap Lake.
We rejoice that he lived; We took delight in his friendship
We treasure that we shared in his life; We cherish our memories of him
So it is with love that we leave him in peace
And it is with the greatest of respect that we bid him farewell.