Suddenly in the early morning hours of June 12th, 2020, in the arms of his son, Edward Alan Gaffray left this world.
Left to cherish his memories are; his wife Janice, his son Lee, daughters Megan (Jenna), Julie (Tyler) and Kaitlyn. His mother Andrea and his father Arthur. His brother and business partner Stephen, his sister-in-law Carrie, and their children Tyler, Dallas, Laci and Easton. His father-in-law Don and sister-in-law Alicia.
Also to remember him by are close relatives both in Canada and England, as well as numerous good friends from all around the world.
Edward was predeceased by his wife Roseanne and his infant sister Grace, paternal and maternal grandparents, uncles, and some very close, family-like friends.
With a passion for aviation since a young age, Ed received his pilots license as a teenager and aircraft engineering ticket shortly after. He was a mentor for many and leaves a large gap in the aviation community.
Edward’s life experiences reached well beyond his 51 years. He was full of adventure, always yearning to learn more, do more and be more. There was not a project too small, too large or too unrealistic for him.
Ed was active in the community, being a member of the Pine Falls Curling Club, the CDC, and Chamber of Commerce. Ed also loved following hockey, and as a Winnipeg Jets “critique”, he was not shy to give his opinions to his close friends.
If he was your friend, he was your friend for life. There truly was nothing he would not do for anyone. He always put everyone before himself. He worked hard, lived fully, and loved unconditionally.
All Edward would want for all of us, is to be true to yourself, enjoy and value what you have and always keep learning.
Please go in peace Edward. You taught us all the meaning of hard work, responsibility, and true commitment. Your job is now done here on earth, and you can peacefully rest. Many loved ones have gone before you, and will be welcoming you with open, loving arms.
To honor Edward’s wishes, no service will be held. But he always said “just throw a big party”. A hangar party to celebrate his life will be held at a later date, when we can all gather as one.
By John Gillespie Magee
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, – and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of – wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air…
Up, up the long, delirious burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or ever eagle flew –
And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.Print This Obituary & Condolences