Edward Farbiak

May 1, 1950 – May 2, 2019

EDWARD JOHN FARBIAK

 

Peacefully on May 2, 2019, Edward Farbiak, the beloved husband of Allison, (née Fliss) passed away at the Concordia Hospital at the age of 69.

 

Left to mourn him is his wife of 39 years, Allison and his dog buddy Bentley; sisters Diana Godfrey (Al); Carol Kitzul (Paul), and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents John and Katie and his sister Marion (Kotz).

 

After his father's death at age of nine, Ed moved with his mother and sisters to East Kildonan. He made many friends in his neighbourhood, with some of the fathers welcoming him to go on father/son fishing and camping trips. He always said he was lucky because he had many father figures.

 

One of Ed's best friends growing up was Russ Joyce who was with Ed at the time of his passing. Allison is so grateful for his friendship and caring along with his wife Denise. He was educated in East Kildonan and then going to the U of M for his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. He worked for the Law Society of Manitoba in the legal information program. He then moved on to Conviron where he was a Service Advisor for many years

 

Ed and Allison had no children, so their pets were their "furry kids". Ed loved them all so much that his wish was to have their ashes mixed with his.  He had a gift for gab and was especially interested in the elderly and the life stories they had to share. But that didn't stop him from talking to everyone else though, with many times Allison trying to go home and Ed still talking.

 

Ed also had a great sense of humor and sometimes being goofy to everyone’s enjoyment.

 

Ed enjoyed his trips to Mexico and bartering with the vendors. He especially liked buying wood carvings, with one being bought after a few Black Russians.

 

Ed and Allison enjoyed fishing and camping in various parts of Manitoba and Ontario with his two sisters Diana, Carol and their families. They all bought cottage lots together at Buffalo Point. Many weekends were spent at the cottage doing a bit of fishing and relaxing. Ed was very proud of the fact that he did all the plumbing and wiring himself astounding the electrical inspector with 3-way switches. Any work on the inside of the cottage was supervised by Allison's father Biff with Ed as the worker. They enjoyed working together, even with all the back and forth arguing.

 

Friends and relatives are encouraged to share in a photo-biography, eulogy, stories, and condolences for the family by using the comment section on this page.

 

A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 603 Wellington Crescent at Academy Road, (Unitarian Church).

 

Ed's family would like to thank the staff and nurses for their kind care at the following places; Concordia Hospital, Bethania PCH and Misericordia Cornish 2. He made friends with many and appreciated you all.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Humane Society of Winnipeg, 45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg, MB R3T 0R3

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