Edward’s family moved to Kitchener in 1934 during the Depression. He earned a BA and MA from Waterloo College, and a teaching certificate from Ontario College of Education. His teaching career in history took him to Welland, Cambridge (Galt), and Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate, where he spent the last 17 years as head of history. He organized conferences throughout the Waterloo Region and travelled with his wife to teach English in universities in China (1989) and Russia (1992). Edward was deeply committed to the faith as exercised in the Mennonite Brethren church. Ed sang in Kitchener MB’s choir for 53 years, in the Sacred Song Quartet (which toured North America and Europe) for 41, and in the Jubilation Male Choir since its inception in 1992. For the Ontario MB Conference, Edward volunteered for the Eden Christian College board, the Home Mission/Church Extension board, the constitution committee, as parliamentarian, and on the Board of Faith and Life. Edward was a mission advocate in Eastern Canada for MB Mission, 1997–2000. He served on CCMBC’s Christian education and resource ministries boards, and as parliamentarian.