FRANCIS EDMUND (ED) MORAN

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FRANCIS EDMUND (ED) MORAN November 16, 1928 - May 16, 2014 Passed away suddenly on Friday, May 16, 2014 at the age of 85 surrounded by his family at Toronto East General Hospital. Beloved husband of Irene (nee Harper). Devoted father of Cathy Gibbs, Susan Caissie and Lisa Vlajkov. Proud loving grandfather of Evan, Alexsander, Rachel, Natalie, Aaron, Nicholas and Jason. He will be missed by his brothers Peter and Joseph Moran of Toronto, sons-in-law Rob Caissie, Dennis Gibbs and Perry Vlajkov and his extended family, nieces, nephews and friends. Ed was a lifelong resident of The Beach in the east end of Toronto and was born and raised in The Beach. His strong appreciation for The Beach community was fostered by his Mother Gladys Moran (nee Kane) and her sisters, who were champion War Canoe paddlers in The Beach. His father Frank Moran was an artist at the Woodbine Racetrack when all advertising was hand painted. Ed was a member of the Balmy Beach Club for over 50 years, a passionate lawn bowler, winning a Provincial Championship and an avid curler and golfer. Ed was an alumni of De La Salle High School (graduating Class of 1946). He also attended St. Michael's College School, Toronto, where he was goalie for the school hockey team. He was a member of the Corpus Christi parish, served as an altar boy and in his youth was a member of the Corpus Christi CYO, where in 1950 he met the love of his life Irene. They married in 1954, resulting in a bond of 60 years together. Ed worked in the securities and investment industry for Merrill Lynch Canada, from which he retired. He enjoyed and cherished the time spent with his girls and their families over the years. He will be forever remembered for his love, support, thoughtful ways, strength, guidance and sense of humour. He was a true gentleman. Family and friends will be received at the Sherrin Funeral Home, 873 Kingston Road, Toronto, 416-698-2861, on Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. for a celebration of his life. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ed's memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the . Online condolences at sherrinfuneral.ca

Published in the Toronto Star on May 20, 2014
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