LONGLAND, Ed November 20, 1929 - April 11, 2013 Edward Arthur Longland, 83, of Campbell River, British Columbia, passed away peacefully on Thursday April 11, 2013. Ed was born in Victoria, B.C. to Florence and Arthur Longland where he grew up with his brother Leslie on the family's dairy farm on Granville Street. In 1971 he moved with his wife Winnie and their daughters to Campbell River where he has resided ever since. Ed will be remembered by his wife Winnie of 55 years and his daughters, Deana (Rodolfo), Wendy (Allan), Cindy, all of Campbell River, and Linda of Spruce Grove, Alberta. His granddaughters Michelle, Nicole, Mariah, Rhiannah, and Hollis, great-granddaughters Theo and Hope. Ed was predeceased by his parents, his brother Leslie of Victoria and his daughter Jennette of Campbell River. The Quinsam Restaurant was one of Ed's favorite breakfast stops where he enjoyed sharing the camaraderie and daily news. Ed will be remembered by many for his rebellious attitude, his sense of humor and his passion for the logging and lumber industries. Ed enjoyed fastball as a player, spectator and coach; players of all ages will recollect his sneak plays, his arguments with the umpires and his endless energy. Please join the family to celebrate Ed's life on Saturday, April 20th, 2013 from 2 to 4 pm at the Royal Coachman in Campbell River, B.C. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the CNIB or the Campbell River Rotary Club - Suspension Bridge Project.
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Published in Victoria Times-Colonist from Apr. 16 to Apr. 18, 2013