Ed Pruss was born in 1940 in Edmonton, Alberta and passed away in Vernon Jubilee Hospital on December 23rd, 2011 on his Grandma’s birthday whom he lived with during his earlier years.
He is survived by his beloved family: his loving wife, Joyce, of 52 years; three children: son, Ed Pruss; daughters: Connie (Alain) Cyr, and Sandra Pruss (John Goulding); five grandchildren: Ryan (Chantelle) Cyr, Melannie (Richard)Devries, Kayla Pruss, Kari Pruss, and Lucas Pruss; three great grandchildren: Mason Devries, Maryssa Devries, and Ava Cyr; sister, Rose Pruss, brother, Joe Pruss; extended family and friends. Ed was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Nancy Pruss.
Ed was employed by Alberta Tractor in Edmonton and then by Finning Tractor in Vancouver. He later transferred to Kamloops, Campbell River, Sparwood and in 1996, retired in Vernon.
He enjoyed various activities: photography, working on his computer, having coffee with his buddies, and all sports, particularly golf and hockey. He coached hockey for several years. Ed served as a volunteer gardener on Sandpiper’s Strata Council and also as treasurer with Joyce’s retirement union.
The Celebration of Ed’s Life was held on Thursday, December 29th, 2011 at the Schubert Center with Lloyd Klein, officiating.
Friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Ed may do so to the BC Lung Association, PO Box 34009, Stn. D, Vancouver, BC V6J 9Z9.
Arrangements have been entrusted to:
PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME
Condolences may be offered at www.pleasantvalleyfh.com