July 19, 1930 - September 19, 2021
On this date, September 19th, 2021, Edward Kuzyk left this world but not our hearts.
Ed was predeceased by his loving wife Edith (Watts) of 64 years. He is survived by his loving family: his sons Brian (Ginger), Larry (Kelly) and David (Donna), his grandchildren Myles (Tanya), Kristen, Megan (Jeff), Brandy (Ben), Niki (Geoff), Kiel (Kendra), Justin (Jasmine), Josh (Ivanna) and great grandchildren Trayce, Blake, Brooks, Mya, Jax, Jake, Hunter, Bo, Jordy, Maddie, Nikita, Noah, Nevine and Addison .
Ed was born on July 19th, 1930 in Hafford, Saskatchewan. He was the youngest of three boys. After losing his mom at the age of 5 the boys were raised with the help of Auntie Ann. She taught them life lessons like how to knit and garden. These lessons were essential for surviving the cold Prairie winters.
In 1948 Ed moved west with all the skills he had learned as a young boy. Ed started in the underground copper mining industry in Princeton BC until the mine closed. Ed met the love of his life Edith at a Penticton Brewery where she was working. They were married in August of 1952. In 1964 they purchased a house at 16 Mile where Ed took a job in Cache Creek as a Greyhound Bus Driver for nearly 17 years.
Ed liked to keep busy and learn new things and in his late forties he applied at what was then Cariboo College to become a welder. Ed worked for what is now Highland Valley Copper until his retirement in 1991.
In his retirement Ed was known as "Mr. Fixer" at 16 Mile, living beside Hwy 97 there were many travelers that had vehicle problems or neighbours that needed a helping hand and Ed was always willing and ready to help out. Besides being known to putter and tinker with any project Ed was also known for his garden especially his peas and cucumbers that could feed a small army.
Throughout the years Ed had many accomplishments, but the thing he was most proud of was building three wood splitters; one for each of his sons. Ed will be missed by his treasured friends and family.
Ed's family would like to thank the staff at Kamloops Senior Village and Overlander Trinity Care home for all their thoughtfulness and care towards Ed in the short time he resided with them.
In lieu of flowers in Ed's honour, a donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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