William Edward (Ed) Amell



Was a Radio Operator in the Merchant Navy during World War 2. Had a lifelong career as a Department of Transport Radio Operator. Retired in December 1979.

Était opérateur radio dans la Marine marchande pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. A eu une longue carrière en tant qu'opérateur radio du ministère des Transports. A pris sa retraite en décembre 1979.







Obituary - Avis de décès

William Edward (Ed) Amell

1915  -  2002

WILLIAM EDWARD (ED) AMELL 1915 - 2002 Peacefully on Tuesday, March 26, 2002 with his wife by his side, William Edward Amell passed away at the age of 86.


Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 62 years Clara; his sons, Bruce (Marlene) of Winnipeg, Ian of Toronto, Claire (MJ) of Edgewood, BC, Craig of Kenora; daughter Brenda (Dave) Sippel of Canmore, AB.; his loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his sister Rose Hazlett as well as many other relatives.


Ed was born in Winnipeg on December 5, 1915. He married Clara Krampetz in 1940 and they began their life together. While attending Radio College, Ed worked for Swift Canadian. After receiving his Radio Certificate he joined the Merchant Marines. Upon his return he embarked on his lifelong career with the Canadian Department of Transport as a Radio Operator and later as a Radar Technician until his retirement in December of 1979.


Ed loved the outdoors and to hunt and fish. He also spent many happy hours on the bowling lanes. He cherished his family and was able to enjoy having them by his side for a special Easter celebration last Sunday. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the care givers of Central Park Lodge. Your many acts of kindness will be remembered by our family always.


As per his wishes cremation has taken place and the family will celebrate his life privately. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Edwards memory to the Heart and Lung Foundation. Dad you were always there when we needed you. We will always remember you in our heart and thoughts. We love you, rest in peace.


As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 30, 2002


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