Marcotte , Adelard (Ed)

Marcotte , Adelard (Ed)
lsullivan | Driftwood Gulf Islands Media

Oct. 9, 1941- May 13, 2017

Ed was the happiest and most loving family man who always put others before himself. Ed leaves his wife of 49 years, Lucille (Ford), his son, Ian, and daughter-in-law, Sarah, his grandchildren: Isaac and Ella, his daughter, Paula, and son-in-law, Jeff Garris, (step grandchildren: Coltan Vollrath, Graham Garris) and his youngest son, Stephen, and daughter-in-law, Cindy Byrd, (step grandson Alex Byrd).

Born in Melford, Sask. He moved to SSI in 1942 with his parents, Alex and Martha Marcotte.

He is survived by his three sisters: Caroline Twa (Robert), Linda Schwagly (Henry), Sam Pultke (Ron) and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and brothers: Gilbert and Frankie.

Ed spent a few years working in Prince George and Saskatchewan. He later return to the island and started working in the logging industry, and then mechanic at Marcotte’s Auto Wreckers. He retired in 2004 after 30 years of service with BC Ferries as an engineer.

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A memorial will be held at Our Lady of Grace Church at 11:00 am on Thursday, May 18th.