Edward George Laszutko
December 18, 1951 - July 11, 2021
Ed passed away peacefully at home with family by his side, on Sunday, July 11, 2021, at the age of 69. He joins his parents Michael (1993) and Wanda Laszutko (2020) in eternal peace.
Ed was a loving and devoted husband to Terry, a cherished father to Kaitlynn and Jonathan (Naomi), and stepfather to Sarah (Jeff) and James (Jen), and a supportive older brother to Henry (Josie) and Doris (Robert). We are all immensely grateful to God for blessing Ed with such a kind and loving soul, and for the time he was given on this earth, to share with us.
Ed will also be fondly remembered and missed by his aunt Irene; cousins Harry, Anne, Lucy, Rick, and Ed; step-grandchildren Jameson, Sam, and Noelle, and his many nieces and nephews including Tyler, Rebecca, Teddy, Andrew, Amanda, Mark, Ron, Mandy, Steve, Denice, David, Kim, Joe, Dan, and Davis.
Ed was the oldest son of three children of European immigrants, who came to Canada seeking a better life after WW2. His father was an INCO miner and his mother worked as a custodian at Sudbury Secondary School. Childhood in the ’50s and ’60s was full of outdoor fun and adventure; climbing the rocks and swimming in the many lakes that surrounded the city. He attended Sudbury High School from 1965 to 1970 and graduated from the DeVry Institute in Toronto in 1973. Ed spent the bulk of his working career with Bell Canada and took early retirement after 30 years of service. He was a kind and devoted father to both his children and helped them in so many ways when they were ready to set out on their own.
Ed found his true partner in life in Terry. They married in 2006 and the subsequent years were truly the happiest ones of his life. They bought a winter home in Florida with a welcome mat for any family member who wanted to escape the snow and ice for a week or two. Ed and Terry spent sixteen beautiful years together traveling and visiting with family and friends. Ed was truly a family man and loved the time spent with Terry’s family as much as the time spent with his own. Ed’s warmth and charm were infinite – his friends knew him as a fun-loving witty person who always brought a smile to their faces.
The family would like to express their gratitude and thanks to the staff at the London Regional Cancer Program and Saint Elizabeth’s Palliative care team in London, and to Dr. Vincent and Dr. Hamilton for the compassionate care, Ed received in his final weeks.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 16, 2021, at Northview Funeral Chapel and Cremation Centre, 1490 Highbury Avenue North, London from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. The family welcomes those unable to attend in person to view the funeral service via livestream. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ed are asked to consider a charity of their choice.
Registration is required to attend the visitation and funeral service or the livestream. Please note: as per the directive of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, attendance numbers will be limited. Please be aware that COVID-19 protocols and screening are still in place and masks are mandatory.
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Kaitlynn and your family - words cannot heal your heartache but know your Dads love will live eternally with you. He will be watching over the whole family now, smiling down from above. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Lots of love from your second family in Guelph
Dear Henry Our Deepest Condolences to You and Your Family on Your very Sad Loss. May the Wonderful Memories of Ed that You hold so Dear in your hearts help get You all thru this Very Sad time. Sincerely Liz & Garry Spry
To the Laszutko family Ed was one of the nicest guys I worked with at Bell Canada and one of the funniest. Awesome sense of humour. If it wasn't him taking a sneaky photo of a coworker sleeping during a meeting and emailing the photo to everybody on his mailing list, it was kissing one of the guys in the crew on top of the head spontaneously as he was walking by and causing everybody to fall on the floor laughing. His practical jokes were legendary. Whenever you called him, there was always a smile that you heard in his voice. A very intelligent guy. He was the only person at Bell that could name every pin on an RS-232 connector (for those of you who aren't familiar this is a computer connector with 25 pins). My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. He truly was a great guy. Jon Pepper
Ed’s kindness, humour and wit will be missed from the Jaklic-Laszutko “fam-jams”. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. All our love, Peter, Kirsten, Simon, Grace, Elise and Gabriel
Thinking of you Terry at this difficult time! I will always remember how happy you and Ed were. Hoping you find peace in your memories. Sending hugs and love John and Laura Raftis
We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to all of your family. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Robbie & Caroline
Deepest sympathy to you Terry and family on the death of your beloved husband. We have fond memories of meeting Ed in Dublin You we will be in our thoughts and prayers in the coming days, much love, Alan and Anne O’Brien, Skerries, Ireland.
Terry, Doris, Henry, Katelynn, Jonathan and family, words, however kind, cannot mend your heartache, but those who care and share your loss wish you comfort and peace of mind. May you find strength in the warm embrace of family and friends. We'll miss Ed's smile and sense of humour. He will live on forever in our hearts. With our deepest sympathy, Love Aunt Irene and Cousin Lucy.
Dear Henry, Our most heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this very sad time. Thoughts and prayers are with everyone. The beautiful memories you have of Ed will always stay with you and help you and the family get through this difficult time. Hugs, Patricia and Doug Draper
Please accept my sympathy for your loss. My thoughts are with you now and in the times ahead
Geordie and were so saddened to hear of Ed's passing We didn't know him well but we will always remember his wonderful smile and sense of humor. We are thinking of you and sending prayers.
Terry and all of your family. So sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. Our sincere condolences, Love Deb and Steve Rendall
Yvon and I are so terribly sorry for your loss, our hearts are with you today.
Tony and I were so sorry to hear of your great loss, Terry.
Our deepest condolences Terry and family. May you find peace in all the great memories you have shared.