I first met Edward when he was 13, had a thin, cheesy "mustache" that he refused to shave (mostly because he was proud he could grow it at 13) and long hair. Even then, you could see what kind of man he would grow into. At, 13, he was incredibly hard working, willing to help, and goal driven whether the project was installing a car stereo in the Oldsmobile or making an ice rink in the yard. It was no surprise to hear of his success, entrepreneurial spirit.
My heart sank, eyes misted and a lump developed in my throat that I couldn't get rid of when I heard of this. Even the most beautiful words I could express would be humbled by the sorrow and sadness his family must feel. Therefore, I will let someone else express them. This, from a book that I received from Edward as a gift (one of his favorite books at the time).
“Death ends a life, not a relationship.”
? Mitch Albom, Tuesdays With Morrie
Piper, you are going to grow up to be a strong kind successful girl. I have always seen it in you. You are the best girl I have ever known.
Thinking of Molly & the family; my sympathy to all.
Thinking of the Chan family, esp ecially his wife & adorable kids. Edward was my boss for a short time & he left a lasting impression. One of the most humble & genuine people I've ever met.
I'm so sorry to hear of Edward's passing. I found out today while visiting his business. I repair the Opex machines they have there to process mail. He was a great guy, had a positive attitude, was a great guy to talk to about anything and everything. My condolences to his family and friends.
So sorry to hear about Edward's passing. I worked with him at DCM from 2000 to 2005. He was smart, kind and easy going... just a terrific, classy person. He will be missed.
Every place I went this weekend, in our little eastside, Bay City neighborhood, people were heartsick to hear of Ed's recent passing. As a teenager, Ed spent many happy hours in our backyard, playing ball or just hanging out. He was always one of my favorites. Always polite and cheerful, with an easy smile. Although Ed was not blessed with years, his life was filled with the love of the people that knew him. God bless his family with peace and comfort during this difficult time.
So many great memories growing up with Edward. From walking home after school and daring each other to do stupid things, to countless games of wiffle ball and basketball, to the "skater" phase trying to dye our hair blond in the basement with Ed Z and the boys. He was truly one of the good guys. Your family will be in my thoughts, Chan. You'll be missed my friend.
Dear Chan Family,
Saddened to hear about the loss of Ed. He was truly a great guy that everybody enjoyed being around. Keeping you and Ed in my thoughts and prayers.
Sending hugs & prayers to the Chan family.
Lynn, we are stunned and so very very sorry . Edward, his family , you, your children and grandchildren are in our thoughts and prayers. I look out the kitchen window and an see him shooting baskets or rideing his bike. This is so hard to believe. God bless. Jerry and cheri green
Ed was a gentleman even as a boy. I have fond memories of growing up with him. Whether it be getting schooled by him on the tennis courts routinely or playing laser tag in the house (which I pretty sure I shouldn't be talking about) My thoughts to the family.
Praying that your memories provide you some peace at this time- prayers for all of Ed's family-
Dear Chan family:
So sorry to hear of Ed's passing. This sad news has sent a wave of sadness through our family, the Sixth Street family, and our overall community. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Kellie DuBay Gillis (on behalf of the DuBay family)
Sorry for your loss. Ed was such a nice person. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I just learned of Edward's death from my son, Nathan. Mary and I extend our deepest sympathy to the entire family. The Chan's were our neighbors in Bay City when the kids were growing up. Edward played little league baseball and was on St. Joe, a team I managed. Please know of our sorrow for your loss and our prayers. Mary and Bob Miles
So sorry to hear of Chan's passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
My deepest sympathy goes out to the entire family. I am in shock! Everybody liked Edward. So sorry for your loss.
Sorry, just doesn't to say it. Edward was such a nice young man growing up in Bay City, Nice family,so sorry .you all have go through the pain of losing such a young man. May good memories help you thru this difficult time. Good thoughts and prayers!
So very sorry for your loss!
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Chan family.
To the Chan family,
As a tech on the 4C nursing unit, it was such a pleasure taking care of him during the time he was with us. He was such a sweet and easy going man who reminded me of why I love taking care of my patients. I wish you all peace during this time and I earnestly pray that God sends comfort to all of you.
Arrionna Dryden, 4C Tech
Unfortunately we just heard this today. Not being aware that he was even sick, it came as a tremendoue shock.
There just aren't any words that can express our sadness for not only your loss, but for everyone's loss who had the true blessing of knowing Edward.
To us he was and always will be "Ubberd" because Sarah just couldn't pronounce his name right as a little girl. I can still see him with a nail apron on helping dad with the garage roof.
He was family to us, so truly special, and will remain so in our hearts forever.
With greatest love and sympathy.
Greg Armstrong and family.
We are saddened to hear of Eddies passing. Me and my brothers, Kelly and Shane, shared some good times growing up with him. He is in our hearts... The Prevost Family
Lynne and Molly; God give you strength in your hour of need, and peace to see you through this vale of tears.Such a beautiful boy,sorely missed.Our love and prayers are with you.
May God bless you and keep you, Edward, and grant you eternal rest with our Lord Jesus Christ.
We Love you Molly and and are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your Family.
Mr. Chan was one of the nicest, most sincere men I have ever had the privileged or taking care of. The love that he had for his family and friends was very apparent. Through all the tough times he remained positive and focused on what was important in life. For that, I will never forget him. I cannot begin to express my sadness for your loss but I know that you will live on with the same qualities that he expressed each and every day. God bless.
Lynne. We ar so sorry, Edward was among my favorites at St James, a great young man. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family
To the Chan Family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Many kind thoughts are sent to you at this sad time. So many memories of all of you from Bay City.
Molly, We are truly devastated to hear of Edwards passing. We were not aware of his illness. We have watched Edward grow up and have such fond memories of him as a child. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. Our hearts our heavy with your loss.
I am so sorry to hear of Edward's passing....sending you much love.
Molly, I am so saddened to hear of Edward's passing. I am confident his spirit will never be far away from you and the kids. Blessings to you...
Allison McClintick and family
Piper, my heart is so sad. I'm so sorry for you and your family. Please know that I'm your forever friend if you need to talk or need hugs.
Piper, I am so sorry for you.
Molly, We are so saddened to hear of Edward's passing. Since knowing of Edward's illness, he and your entire family have been in our thoughts and daily prayers. We want to express our deepest and heartfelt sympathy. Please know that you all will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers and may you be blessed with strength and peace and always hold close in your heart the wonderful memories you have made.
Sending peace and love.
Arthur & Diane Zysk
Molly, I am so sorry to hear of Edward's passing. Please know that you, your children and Edward will be in my prayers. Sending peace and love...
We were sorry to hear the news of Edward's passing. We knew of his illness and have been keeping him in our prayers. We will always treasure the memories.
Molly, Edward was one of the strongest people I have ever met. I loved his sense of humor and his stories about you and the kids. He spoke with such love! I'm praying for your family.
Molly, I am holding you and your family in my Heart?? And sending you Peace , Love, Strength and Courage! ????
Very sorry for your loss and the loss to everyone. Although I never got to meet Edward from what I read he was a great man. My deepest sympathies as well as thoughts and prayers go out to everyone there. Wishing y'all comfort in this time of bereavement. These condolences are shared by all in my branch of the family.
Edward loved people and the moment you met him, you instinctively felt like a friend. He had a way of making everyone feel comfortable, in an easy natural way. His positive outlook on life was exhilarating and I always looked forward to our conversations, conversations that always ended with talk of our families and how very proud he was of Molly and their beautiful children. Edward possessed all of the qualities a man should have; honesty, humility, integrity, wisdom and love. He will be missed. May God bless you with strength, courage and wisdom. You and your loved ones are in our prayers.
Piper, I am so sad for you, I know how much you are going to miss your dad.
Our prayers go out to all of you! Praying for Gods peace!
We were so sad to hear about Edward. We don't hear much about any of you ladies so we didn't know about Edwards cancer.
Thoughts and prayers to you and the family.
Molly, so sorry for your loss. You and your family will always be in our prayers
So sorry for all who loved him. You are in our thoughts & prayers.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Love, thoughts and memories ~ The Sharp Family
I am so sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort in the days to come. It was a pleasure meeting and caring for you. -Ashlei, RHH
Molly I am so sorry words just can't express the sadness
Thank you for sharing your wisdom, Edward.
Keeping your family close in our thoughts and prayers.
With heartfelt sympathy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sue Carpenter
I am so sorry to hear about Edward. My prayers of with all of you during this most difficult time.
We are sorry to hear about Edward's! Our thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times.