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Edward Litwin

Edward Paul Litwin

Thursday, November 17th, 1960 - Wednesday, December 25th, 2019
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In Loving Memory of Edward Paul Litwin
Nov. 17, 1960 – Dec. 25, 2019

Ed passed away early Christmas morning. His favorite day of the year. Ed will be tremendously missed by is loving partner in marriage and life Lynda. He was a very proud father of Tim and Alexandra. Ed leaves behind his beloved Mother Vera, Sisters Janet & Bill Smith, Linda & Greg Partola, Brother Alex and Lidia Litwin. He was the entertaining uncle of Jeffrey & May Smith, Jason Smith, Tanya Partola & Chris Anteolich, Andy & Tanya Partola, Meagan Martin, Igor Lefter, Tanya Lefter, and Leah Litwin. Ed was predeceased by his father Fred and brother Greg. Ed was a creative builder always incorporating something new in every project. Ed grew up in Toronto then Mississauga and cottaging on Gull Lake. In 2000 the family moved to Minden. Ed embraced the small community and enjoyed many deep friendships. After 57 years of healthy living Ed was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Ed fought the disease and enjoyed over two years of qualtiy living before the disease got the better of him. Huge thanks to the doctors of Hope – Dr. Gonzalo Sapisochin Cantis of UHN and U of T, Dr. Shaqil Kassam of Stonach Regional Cancer Center at Southlake Hosp., Dr. Christina Stephenson and Dr. Nell Thomas of HHFHS. These medical professioinals saw the fight in Ed and supported him. Thank you for two and half years with Ed and a peaceful end to his fight.

A celebration of Ed’s life will be held at the Dominion Hotel, 113 Bobcaygeon Rd., Minden on Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 2 – 9 with a toast to Ed at 5 p.m.

Donations can be made to the Stronach Center in recognition of Dr. Shaqil Kassam or to the Haliburton Highlands Heath Services Foundation (HHHSF) and can be arranged through the Gordon A. Monk Funeral Home Ltd., P.O. Box 427, Minden K0M 2K0.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 12th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Sunday, January 12th, 2020 2:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Dominion Hotel
    Address
    113 Bobcaygeon Road
    Minden, Ontario K0M 2K0
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  • Toast to Ed

    Sunday, January 12th, 2020 | 5:00pm
    When
    Sunday, January 12th, 2020 5:00pm
    Location
    Dominion Hotel
    Address
    113 Bobcaygeon Road
    Minden, Ontario K0M 2K0
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Linda, Cathy, Maureen and Deb.

Posted at 06:51pm
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Ron and Brenda Callaghan

Posted at 07:30pm
Dear Lynda, Tim, and Alex,
We are so sorry to hear of Ed's passing. We smiled to see the pictures of him on stilts on Canada Day, such a great way to remember him. Our son, Colin, remembers him as a good man who went into the freezing water of Gull Lake to save another man's life. May you find comfort in your many fond memories during this difficult time.
With our heartfelt sympathy,
Ron and Brenda Callaghan

Richard Bradley

Posted at 06:46pm
I am deeply saddened by the passing of Ed Litwin.

Long before Ed's life and mine were to be touched by cancer I learned a number of things from Ed.

I learned that when designing a structure just because you were going from point A to point B did not mean that you ever needed to do so in a single straight line; that was just boring, the easy way, far too simple. Ed didn't just imagine building such complex structures, he drew them, then he perfected them and then he built them. I was often in awe of his sketches, but I am a guy that can't visualize how a space can be totally changed into a different kind of space until it has been demolished by a sledge hammer.

I learned a lot about time management; Ed always had a list of things to do, places to go and people to see and it was all in order for the day, for the week, for the month and for the year.

I learned that real hard working men drove only Ford F150's 4X4's.

I learned that it was possible to be a good father, a loving husband, a caring son, uncle and brother as well as a friend to a wide variety of characters from the local community, and from the communities that you moved away from as well as some people from all across the globe.

I learned all of these things and more before the cancer diagnosis.

In the time since I have never known anyone that accepted the hand he had been dealt and fought the hard fight that Ed did while enduring long travel, various indignities and treatments while still continuing to take on monumental projects in or around the family home.

Few will measure up to your accomplishments and your legacy.

May your eternal rest be peaceful...Richard Bradley
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Heather Mepham

Posted at 01:38pm
My condolences to you and your family Linda. I am so sorry for your loss.
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