Edmund John Fitzgerald
January 27, 1923 – April 11, 2019
Edmund J. Fitzgerald, our beloved patriarch, died in his sleep on April 11, 2019, after a short illness. He was in his 97th year, and married almost 72 years to Florence (nee Irving), his great love and constant companion right up to the end of his life.
Edmund grew up in West Saint John, New Brunswick and fought with the North Shore Regiment in WW II, taking part in the liberation of Holland. He returned to Holland a couple of times later in life for anniversaries of the liberation and always talked about the wonderful reception and gratitude the Canadian soldiers received.
After the war, Edmund studied at UNB and went on to have a distinguished career as a Microbiologist (Quality Control) at Ayerst Laboratories (later Wyeth, Pfizer) in Montreal, where he and Florence raised their family.
Upon retirement, Edmund and Florence moved to Brampton, Ontario and had many great years with family and friends.
In addition to Florence, Edmund is survived by daughters Faith Sealey (Robert), Mary Lou Iacono (Robert), and Jane (George Lockett), and by son Richard (Sharon). He also leaves behind grandchildren David (Catherine), Sean (Nicola), Alexa (Ben), Marisa (Clark), Erin, and great grandson Easton.
Despite having many physical challenges in his nineties, Edmund always had a very positive outlook and was always surrounded by love and care.
We are all heartbroken, but we know that he is at peace in heaven now, walking (without difficulty) with the angels, and perhaps sharing a Werther’s or two with them.