Secord, Edward

Secord, Edward

November 19th, 2015

Passed away suddenly at University Hospital on Thursday, November 19, 2015, in his 64th year. Beloved son of Mary Orriss. Loving brother of Linda, Karen, Joe (Heather), and his twin Robert. Ed will be sadly missed by his former patients and colleagues at Parkwood Hospital. He had a unique sense of humour, a generous and loving spirit, and was very dedicated to his patients. A memorial celebration of Ed’s life will be held at a later date. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ed are asked to consider the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

 

                                  
                                                      “The likes of him we shall not meet again.”

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Mary MargisonDear Linda So shocked to read about Ed's passing. I shared it with Hilary at Oxford Books and she too was terribly upset. He was the best fellow ever and I so enjoyed talking to him about all sorts of topics. His love of History was amazing. Thinking of you in the days ahead. Mary Margison....Oxford Book Shop
Colleen RyanMary, Karen and family - So incredibly sad to hear of Ed's passing. He had such a fantastic sense of humour and made the world a brighter place with kind and caring nature. I know the laughter he brought to everyone will be remembered always. Thinking of you all. Love Colleen
Kimberly Kent-RodgmanDear Karen, Mary (mom) and Family, I was deeply saddened by the news of Ed's sudden passing. His obituary and accompanying condolence messages are indeed very touching and heartwarming. Ed obviously meant so much to so many people - what a wonderful legacy of service. I believe that a person who departs this earth never truly leaves. Ed will live on in your hearts and minds always. He will not be forgotten. May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days. All my love, Kimberly "What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us." ~ Helen Keller
BRIAN CROSSDEAR MARG,KAREN,AND FAMILY;ALL THE STAFF MEMBERS ATPARKWOOD HOSPITAL DEEPLY SADDENED BY THE RECENT PASSING OF A TRULY FINE GENTLEMAN ABD HEALYHCARE PROFESSIONAL IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD AND A TRULY FINE CITIZEN OF OUR COMMUNITY AND BEYOND ITS BORDERS BAR NONE.BEING A VOLUNTEER THE PAST 30 YEARS AT PARKWOOD HOSPITAL SINCE JANUARY 2,1985,I CAN WELL REMEMBER EDWARD WORKING ON 3 AN WARD UNDER THE LEASERSHIP OF MRS.TOWNSEND BACK IN THE GAY ,AND THEN LOIS DOWN ON 3 BSOUTH UNDER LOIS DOWN WHEN OUR FACILITY BECAME PROGRAM ORIENTED PER SE ,ALWAYS WITH A GENEROUS SMILE OM HIS FACE AND TREMENDOUS CARE GIVEN ALWAYS FOR ALL THE CLIENTS WE CONTINUE TO SERVE TO THIS DAY.THANKS ED ,IT WAS AN EXTREE PRIVILEDGE TO HAVE KNOWN YOU AND WORKED ALONGSIDE OF YOU THE PAST 31 YEARS OKAY.YOUR LEGACY WILL TRULY LIVE ON FOR MANY YEARS TO COME TRUE FRIEND ON EACH AND EVERY DAY WE CONTINUE TO WORK IN OUR FAVILITY WITH YOU GUIDING US AND SMILING FROM HEAVEN I AM SURE GOOD AND LOYAL FRIEND TAKEN SO VERY SOON FROM OUR LIVEDS.GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS ALWAYS FROM YJIS POINT FORWARD AND BETTER TIMES AHEAD IN ALL THEIR CAREER ASPIRATIONS AND LIVES.YOURS TRULY BRIAN CROSS MAIN DESK VOLUNTEER PARKWOOD HOSPITAL,LONDON,ONTARIO.
Howard & Denise CarpenterWe are very saddened at the loss of our dear friend Ed. Ed meant a great deal to our family as we fondly recall those deep conversations and lively discussions on world issues. Ed always showed compassion and interest in our lives which we will always cherish. Ed shared his love of books with our children who are now adults - and that was the first thing they remembered - Ed giving them books which also fueled their interest in books. Thank you Ed
Betty (Reid)MastersonI remember Ed from many years ago when our families both lived in Huron Heights. Later we crossed paths again as colleagues at Parkwood Hospital. Ed had such a terrific sense of humour! We will all miss him.
Kelly Ryan Dear Karen and family, Colleen just told me about your loss. I feel so sorry for you all. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Faith ClarkEd was a special friend for over 30 years he will be in my heart forever . we had some very fun times that I will never forget .Be with God my friend and I will see you in heaven.
Ellen & Gary DeActisTo our friend and former co-worker who is gone way too soon, you will be missed. You were always so interesting to talk with shifts at work were never long. You and Gary were always talking music or history, what one did not remember, the other one would. We miss your hugs but your memory will live on.
Marci MaxwellMy deepest condolences to Linda, Karen, Joe, Robert, and Ed's extended circle of family & friends . I lift a glass in remembrance of Ed - a loyal friend, loving brother, kind and compassionate gentleman. With his dry sense of humour and wealth of knowledge Ed turned every conversation into a delightful intellectual romp. He cared for and about all the people he met. He walked in peace and sowed seeds of hope and love. Ed made this world a brighter and happier place to be. In my own heart, he will forever be 'Kris Kringle' to me. Ed will be greatly missed but fondly remembered. God rest his soul. 'Til we meet again dear friend. Marci Maxwell
Carole Lovell-WhelanEd I will truly miss you and your wonderful sense of humour. You helped me through many trials and tribulations when I was a new grad at Parkwood. I will be forever grateful for the time that we spent together at Val's going away lunch. I will miss you my friend and am so very sad that you are gone from this world.
Jackie & Jeff BlanchardMary, Linda, Karen, Joe (Heather), and dear Robert, We share in your sorrow and extend our deepest sympathies as you grieve the sudden loss of Ed. We were stunned to learn of his passing. Ed was a good man. We came to know Ed many years ago when our own crisis-of-health put us under his watchful eyes and into his experienced hands. It was not only our good fortune, but indeed a privilege, to be entrusted into Ed's care. Ed was always our advocate. I can say that something I really appreciated during my time as his client was that Ed always maintained my dignity and left me feeling respected. Over the years we've bumped into Ed around town, and more often than not, spent time chatting over a cup of coffee. Ed always spoke fondly of his mother and other family members. He expressed a genuine interest in the people he'd meet. We thoroughly enjoyed his dry sense of humour and candid conversations. It was always a pleasure spending time in his company - he will be greatly missed. With the passing of time, may you find that the memories you have of Ed, and the stories that you share, become a source of comfort - filling your hearts with joy once again. 'Til we meet again dear friend. God Bless. -- Jackie & Jeff
Fr. John ComiskeyHello Members of the Secord Family - I knew Ed from seminary days, and would often run into him on the streets of downtown London or at the Toddler Inn. We always enjoyed a laugh about "the old times". I'm sorry to hear he died so young and so suddenly. Please accept my sincere sympathy and the promise of my prayers.
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