Ed Becker

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BECKER, Ed (Bug Doc) Edward Becker was born on March 15th, 1923, and lived his early years in Williamsville, Missouri, coming to Canada in 1952. Better known to some as "Bug Doc", he passed away on May 13th, 2008 surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 60 years: Martha Mae Elliott, daughters: Barbara (Dennis) Eliason, Marcia Gosse, Debra, Lynda (Lucien Groulx), Patricia (Mike McCorkell): grandchildren: Teresa (Don) Williams, Jeffrey Eliason, and Melanie Gosse; siblings: Caroline, Jim (Patti) and Liz (Tom). Predeceased by his son: Thomas Coulton, and brothers Bill and John. He is survived by his sister in law Lil. A former U.S. Marine, and Entomologist with many awards along the way, he was dedicated to his profession and even though he retired in 1980, he still went in to the office everyday. In 1972 Ed founded the CanaColl Foundation as an independent non-profit organization to promote research on the Canadian National Collection of Insects and related arthropods, where he was president since the beginning. As well he was an active member of his church having served in many capacities, however, the family always came first! Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Thursday, May 22nd from 7 to 9 pm and on Friday, May 23rd at Rideau Park United Church, 2203 Alta Vista Drive from 12noon until 1pm , followed by a service to celebrate Ed Becker's life at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to "CanaColl", c/o A. Bennett, 960 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0C6, or to Rideau Park United Church, 2203 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1H 7L9. Thank you to the staff at the Ottawa General Hospital who made his final days better.
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen from May 17 to May 22, 2008
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