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Born: Jan 21, 1947

Date of Passing: Nov 30, 2022

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January 21, 1947 – November 30, 2022

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Edward on Wednesday November 30 at Health Science Centre, with family by his side.
Ed's memory will be cherished by his wife Yvonne and their two daughters Rhonda Trickett, Kimberly Weihs (Ron), and grandchildren, Dylan and Kaitlyn Trickett (Blake Reid), Nolan and Owen Weihs, Ethan and Madelynn Verch. He will be missed by his siblings Marie Pasicka, Richard Hillcoff (Norma), Robert Hillcoff (Carol), Evelyn Gaboury (Dennis) and in-laws, Carol Schwab, Valarie Juss, Evelyn Cherneski (Al), Randy Malowski (Lea), as well as nieces, nephews, great- nieces and nephews and many close friends.
"Eddie" as he was lovingly referred to by family and friends worked for Manitoba Telephone System for 36 years and was a member of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church where he was active with the 5:00 p.m. choir and Men's Club. A self-taught musician, he played a number of instruments. He enjoyed playing sports in his early years and continued to play golf even as he lost most of his vision. He amassed a collection of antique telephones and coins, which he was incredibly proud of.
Ed started dating Yvonne at 15 years of age, they married in 1968, moved to Winnipeg in 1973 where they raised their family and had a successful partnership of over 60 years. He loved "his girls" very much, and we knew it. Dad was our handy-man who could always fix anything, and always had multiple projects on the go.
Grampsy was the title he cherished most, and it was evident by his actions that he would do anything and everything for his six grandchildren. He liked attending their sporting events, supporting them in their other endeavors, and just spending time with each of them. He was generous and giving and especially enjoyed family trips. He really hoped to be able to take just one more trip with all of us.
Unfortunately, Ed had many chronic health issues over his lifetime, including Crohn's disease and Macular Degeneration, which really affected his quality of life. These last years of his life were particularly challenging and he often suffered in silence while still doing his best to engage in the activities he enjoyed with the people he loved.
Cremation has taken place. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 748 Keewatin Street. A reception will follow immediately after the service. Entombment of ashes will follow at a later date in Queen of Heaven Mausoleum at Assumption Cemetery with immediate family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you consider a donation to Crohn's and Colitis Canada as Ed was a volunteer for the Manitoba Chapter for many years.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 03, 2022

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Hi Yvonne , I want to apologize to you and your family for not attending Ed’s liturgy on December 7/2022 , I’d been thinking of contacting you both many times , but , of course didn’t , I have no excuses . Since Ed’s passing l’ve lost 2 friends and I’ve come to realize that life is too short to put important things off , like contacting old friends , hope you’re all well , best wishes , Larry Riach . - Posted by: Larry Riach (Friend ) on: Feb 11, 2023

  • Dear Yvonne, Our sincerest condolences to you & your family. Ed was a wonderful person with a great sense of humor. He will be sorely missed. Loraine & Bob - Posted by: Loraine Lysak & Bob Marquis (Friend) on: Dec 07, 2022

  • Dear Yvonne and Kim and Rhonda and family. My sincere condolences on the passing of Edward. He was a fine man with many good qualities and cherished his faith and family deeply. I am sure he will be sadly mossed by all. Condolences to his siblings.......Richard, Bob, Maryanne and Evelynn and their families. From Cousin .....Chris Winchar and family - Posted by: Chris Winchar (cousin) on: Dec 06, 2022

  • My sincere condolences to the family of Ed Hillcoff. Ed was respected by his fellow employees at MTS. - Posted by: Bob Kuzak (friend) on: Dec 03, 2022

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