Edgar Willms passed away peacefully at home with his wife and five children around him on November 28, 2015. Edgar Willms died at the age of 87. Eddie was born in Winnipeg on Oct 11, 1928 to Jacob and Louise Willms (Nee Dick). Eddie was born fifth of eight children. Dad was raised in Blackdale and Stonewall Manitoba after his family moved to Leamington, Pelee Is and then to Kingsville, Ontario, where Dad met and married the love of his life Patricia Black in 1953. Dad and Mom moved to Winnipeg where Dad started his career with Fairbanks Morris as a heavy duty Mechanic.
A 1960 move to Grand Rapids Manitoba had Dad working on the hydro dam project. This was also where they started their family with 2 sons Mark and Keith.
In 1965 the family moved to Mica Creek, B.C. where Dad worked 7 years on the Mica Dam. Three more children joined the family, Scot, Candice and Paul. In 1973 the next move brought them to Terrace, BC where Dad worked at Eurocan until retirement in 1993.
Dad spent 30 years with the Thornhill Volunteer Fire Department. Terrace Road Runners Club took Dad and Mom on many motorcycle adventures. Dad and Mom were also members of the Alliance Church.
Dads largest source of joy was his family, and coffee with the old boys club at Tim Hortons.
Dad and Mom moved to Port McNeill in 2007 to be closer to family and after six years moved along with family to Black Creek. Dad enjoyed his new church, friends and coffee at the Black Creek Diner in the last few years.
Dad will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 62 years Patricia, children Mark (Audrey), Keith (Peggy), Scot (Caren), Candice (Ron), and Paul (Lana), two brothers Fred and Eric (Dorothy), as well as 20 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held in the spring.
For those wishing, in lieu of flowers, donations made to the MCC would be greatly appreciated.
“And 2 are 8”