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Edward McOrmond

MCORMOND, Edward Roy - The death occurred peacefully and surrounded by his loving family at Beach Grove Home, Charlottetown, on Dec. 20, 2012, of Edward Roy McOrmond of Summerside, PEI, aged 90 years. Beloved husband of Mina Manson McOrmond (nee Dye) (1926-2009), and loving father of Gary (Kathy) of Bridgetown, NS, Brian (Jeannette) of Moncton, NB, Bruce (Heather) of Halifax, NS, Bonnie of Charlottetown, Dale (Dawn) of Edmonton, AB, and Steven (Janet) of Toronto, ON. Also lovingly remembered by his eight grandchildren, Dominique, Heather, Chelsea, Gregory, Laura, Alex, Cailee and Riley, and several nieces and nephews. Brother of Ken (June) both predeceased, Walter (Marion), Mildred (predeceased) (Bill), Leonard, Muriel, Charles, Lillian (predeceased) (Neil) and Robert (predeceased) (Pat). Special thanks to the staff at Beach Grove’s Meadow Unit and the Palliative Care Team for their support, kindness and commitment to dignity at the end of life. Ed was born on Jan. 2, 1922, in Sturgeon Falls, ON, to parents Roy and Annie (nee Richards). A veteran of the Second World War, he initially joined the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps before transferring to the RCAF, where he served as a Flight Engineer and Instructor until 1964. He often attributed his decision to join the RCAF to World War One flying ace Billy Bishop, to whom he was assigned as a driver for three weeks while Bishop served as an advisor on the making of the 1942 James Cagney film Captains of the Clouds. Ed taught Sunday School in Winnipeg, MB, was a Cub and Scout Master in Paradise, NS, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was also a life member of the RCAF Association 200 Summerside Wing. He was P.E.I. Provincial Service Officer for the Royal Canadian Legion until his retirement in 1988. He will be remembered for his love of woodworking, gardening (especially his spectacular roses) and travel: “Mina and I just love to get in the car and go.” Cremation has taken place, and a family and Legion service will be held at a later date. Donations in Edward’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences can be sent to epfuneral@eastlink.ca entrusted to East Prince Funeral Home.

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