Ed enjoyed farm chores, driving a tractor from age 9. He put his trust in Jesus as a teen at an evangelical crusade in Winnipeg. Ed studied at Plum Hollow country school; MB Collegiate Institute in Winnipeg, where he stayed with his sisters; and Winkler (Man.) Bible Institute, where he met Dorothy. After Ed completed an agriculture degree at University of Manitoba in 1971, he and Dorothy began their farming career in Lena, Man. In 1996, son Troy began farming with Ed. Ed’s favourite pastimes were snowmobiling, reading, computer accounting, travelling to California and Florida, working on the farm and spending time with family. He was a Sunday school teacher and treasurer. Every morning, Ed read the Bible, and he prayed with Dorothy both morning and evening. Ed died after a brief struggle with cancer.