Ed Scrapneck
1931 - 2021

It is with profound sadness that we share the news that our sweet and very beloved Edward David Scrapneck passed away Monday, January 25, 2021 at Grace Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Ed will lovingly and forever be remembered by his wife of almost 65 years, Vivian Lina (Froese) Scrapneck; his 3 sons Dan (Nancy), David (Lorie), and James (Cathy); and his Grandchildren, Jody (Shayne), Aaron (April), Chantel (Jason), Vanessa (Varick); and Great Grandchildren Alex & Ariel (Aaron & April) and Scarlett (Chantel & Jason). Ed is survived by many in-laws, nieces and nephews on both sides of the family.

Ed was predeceased by his parents Demetrius and Mary Scrapneck, his brother Walter (Janet), and his daughter-in-law Cathy (Dan) Scrapneck.

Ed was always generous and supported many noble causes and charities throughout his lifetime, both financially and with countless volunteer hours.

NOTABLE EVENTS IN ED’S LIFE

ED HAD A WONDERFUL LIFE AND LOVED HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS. ED WAS PASSIONATE ABOUT:

1) Travelling:
• Camping in a tent trailer with Vi and the boys, often for 4 weeks at a time
• Loved to take us out fishing, Grand Rapids was a favourite spot
• Flying around the world with Vi and enjoying beautiful locations especially New Zealand and England
• Timeshares in the Ozarks, Florida and accompanying his family down south or camping in the Black Hills, or Clear Lake

2) Bowling – Ed was a Champion 5-Pin bowler and made sure his boys were all well coached in bowling by himself and others in the YBC

3) Kiwanis – Ed was almost a permanent President of the Kiwanis Club in East/North Kildonan. He loved being a big part of a Service Club and helping others

4) Kildonan Tennis Club – Ed was always looking for ways to entertain his family. In 1971 we joined KTC as a family, and Ed, Vi, and David’s family have been members ever since. Ed was President for a couple of years and a Board Member for many. He was instrumental in fighting unfair property taxation, led fundraising, organized special anniversary celebrations etc.

5) Zoological Society – Ed was President for many years and led projects such as the Beastly Big Building and sponsored the red pandas

6) Family – Ed loved and cherished his family. From his loving wife Vi to his Grand Children, he loved spending time with family. Even towards the end, he loved when we visited (from afar due to Covid restrictions), he knew and remembered everyone. One memorable statement during a recent visit had him call out “Bow Wow” when Vanessa brought her newest puppy Nora (before he knew the puppy’s name)

7) Games – Ed loved his card and Board games. From Cribbage to Bridge, Scrabble to Probe, he loved them all

8) Pets – Ed and Vi had several cats while we were growing up, Misty Grey, Tipsy, Sheetah, and Virgil (Dan), along with several other pets (Lupus again Dan). However, Ed’s favourite was his sweet Cockatiel “Sinbad”

9) Winnipeg Blue Bombers – Ed and Vivian were avid Football and Blue Bomber fan and had Seasons tickets for 52 years, always bringing along his family to enjoy

10) Sales – The Sales bug started early when Ed was only 8-yrs old, when he became the number “1” salesman for “Liberty Papers”, and continued into his latter years, when he was constantly selling tickets, etc. to support various charities. Ed has a tremendously successful 36-year career in Pharmaceutical Sales with Burroughs Wellcome Inc.

In accordance with Ed’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  Due to current restrictions, no formal services will be held at this time,  a celebration of life will take place at a later date when it becomes possible.

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