Obituary of Edward Cooke
Passed peacefully away on August 17, 2017 at his residence in Grand Falls-Windsor, Edward Murdock Cooke, at the age of 66 years. Ed was a member of the 904 Operators Union, and the 8700 Knights of Columbus. He is predeceased by his parents, Patrick and Pearl Cooke; parents-in-law, Clarence and Ina Osmond; brother, Randy Cooke; sister, Patricia Beson; sisters-in-law, Eileen Barker, Betty Osmond, Maxine Corbin; and brother-in-law, Clarence Osmond Jr. He leaves to mourn, his wife, Verna Cooke; son, Brian (Amy) Cooke and daughter, Michele Cooke (Terry Stone). Also left to mourn are brothers, Den (ada), Terry (Donna), Pat Jr., and John (Denise); sisters, Marg Jefferies, Barb (Reg) Sheppard, and Mary (Terry) Bailey; brothers-in-law, Gerald Beson, Lou Barker, and Gary (Elaine) Osmond; sister-in-law, Sharon Cooke; special friend, Jim Thompson; two grandchildren, Adam and Sam; and a circle of relatives and friends. Father Eugene Morris will conduct the funeral mass at St. Joseph's Parish in Grand Falls-Windsor on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 11am. Intemernt to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hoskins Funeral Home in Grand Falls-Windsor. Pallbearers are Justin Cooke, Peter Fitzgerald, Robin Dinn, Dave Dooley, Don Bishop, Pat Cooke, Maynard Dinn, and Brian Cooke. Honorary pallbearers are grandsons, Adam and Sam.
Ed was known to all as a hard worker; he took pride in every job he did. He worked as a heavy equipment operator with various different construction and forestry companies. He worked for 17 years with FC Budgell Ltd. and with Cougar Engineering and Construction Ltd. for the past 10 years as an excavator operator.
Over the years, Ed enjoyed volunteering his time with 8700 Knights of Columbus, Windsor Minor Hockey, and School Hockey. He also enjoyed spending time at his cabin on Cornfield Lake with his family cutting wood and having boil ups. Sports were a huge part of Ed’s life. He was seen in many stadiums, gyms and sports fields cheering on his favorite teams and players. Most recently he followed his two favorite players, Adam and Sam.
Ed was a gentle soul with a huge heart and smile. He was a working man who always put family first. He loved food and could always find the spot with the best pork chop dinner. He was loved by so many and he will be dearly missed.
Donations in Ed's memory can be made to
St. Joseph's Cemtery Fund
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