Ed passed away peacefully, after a short illness, at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. He will be remembered fondly by Jack, Viki, Jeremy, India, Drew Bryck; Gary and Michael Bryck, and their families; his surviving brothers, Bill (Dot) Bryck of Dryden, Ontario, Joe (Elvira) Bryck of Hazelton, BC and their families, and many other nephews, nieces, and friends.
Ed was born in Whitemouth, Manitoba and had 5 brothers and 2 sisters. At an early age, Ed came west to British Columbia in 1950 starting an over forty year career in the BC Coast forest industry. He worked up and down the coast from Cowichan to the Queen Charlotte Islands until he retired at Port McNeill in 1989. He was a member of IWA local 1-71. During his working years, Ed lived the longest in Port McNeill, BC. He remembered his last years of work at the ‘Dry Land Sort’, where he could come in from the rain and enjoy coffee and companionship with his co-workers, as the best.
After retirement in 1989, Ed made his home in Vancouver. He loved his retirement years with his numerous friends. His feet roamed many miles of what he called the ‘best city in the world’. Ed was a ‘fixture’ at Second Beach on hot summer days, and marked his calendar with the number of days he swam each year. Those who knew him admired his happy and positive attitude, honesty and generosity.
We will all miss you ‘Uncle Ed’.