May 1939 – March 2004
Ed Filafilo passed away peacefully at Vancouver General Hospital, on Sunday March 14, 2004 at the age of 64, with his family by his side. Ed was predeceased by his mother Violet in October 2003, his father Dante in May 1984 and his infant son Kenneth in September 1966. Left to celebrate his life are his loving family; his wife Aileen, Parker Cove BC., Garry (Marilyn) Filafilo, Kelowna BC., Darrell (Claire) Filafilo, New Westminster, BC., Liane (Peter) Vastenhout, Airdrie AB., Charlaine (Jim Hopkins) Russell, Coleman AB. His grandchildren; Ryan, Aaron, Dante, Justin, Danielle and Joshua, his brother, Donald (Irene) Filafilo and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Ed was a very strong person who was able to elevate his positive outlook no matter what obstacles came his way. He loved to socialize and in recent years spent many evenings on the phone calling friends and sharing stories with them. His fondness of crib, love of music, laughter and the caring of his family will always be remembered. With respect to Ed’s wishes, no funeral service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations in the memory of the late Ed Filafilo will be gratefully accepted by the MS Society in Vernon BC or by the Kidney Dialysis Foundation of British Columbia. The family would like to thank all their friends and family who have supported them during this time of loss.