Kelso, Edward (Ed)

Saturday, July 28, 2012

BORN JULY 19, 1934
An honourable man, Edward (Ed) Kelso at the age of 78 has left one great place and moved into another on Monday, July 23, 2012 following a short illness. Ed is survived by his wife Eila (nee Lamme) of 54 years. Son Michael (Nadina), daughters Cheryl Reid (predeceased by Ralph Reid) of Croton, ON, and Janet (Robert) Oakley of Winnipeg, MB. Grandsons, Brent and Kari, Jacob and Joshua. Also survived by his sisters Stella Lacey of Naniamo, BC, June (Ted) Stapleton of Kelowna, BC; Daricene (Jim) Kohnen of Sun Lake, AZ; Susan (Albert) Teepell of South Gillies; brothers Bill (Arlene) Flavel and Steven (Barbara) Trojan, several in-laws, and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father Steven Kelso and his mother Ann, sister Mary Affi, and brother August Kelso. Ed was employed at Sask Wheat Pool Elevators for 27 years, retiring in 1990 as a millright. Some of his most memorable times were spent with the Pool 6 gang. In his early years, Ed’s adventurous past times included stock car and boat racing. Farming was a part of his life. His mechanical interests occupied his spare time. His favorite toy was the tree farmer. He was a forester in his own way harvesting and renewing on his acreage. He was a man of no idle time. Dad took great pride in his homestead and worked hard all his life. “His two hard working hands are now at rest.” He was an avid reader, enjoyed gardening, and short excursions all over. He looked forward to fishing and camping with his family and friends and enjoyed the simple pleasures of life. In respect to Ed’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no funeral service will be held. At his request a private immediate family internment will take place at a later date.

Today I smiled, and all at once,
Things didn’t look so bad.
Today I share with
someone else,
A bit of hope I had.

Today I sang a little song,
And felt my heart grow light,
And walked a happy little mile,
With not a cloud in sight.

Today I worked with
what I had,
And looked for nothing more,
For what had seemed
like weeds,
Were flowers at my door.

Today I loved a little more,
Complained a little less,
And, in the giving of myself
Forgot my weariness.

Kelso, Edward (Ed)

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