Edward was born December 27, 1932 in the Shevlin District to Louis and Hulda Zimmer (nee Liske). He was the middle child out of seven children. He was raised by his grandpa and grandma Liske. He went to school in Shevlin District but, he did not like school. He preferred working with horses and cows and later in life he owned his own. Edward married Irene Anders in 1954, and together they had three sons Terry born in 1955, Barry in 1961, and finally Randy in 1965. Edward worked for Emil Zimmer in Shevlin District in 1955. Ed and Irene moved to Skinners Nursery south of Roblin and for Ed and Irene those were the “good” 12 years. In 1967, they built a new house in Roblin. Ed worked for A.O. Becker, Roblin Forest Products, P.J. Gaber & Sons for 21 years. These also were the “good” years. He retired in 1962, in his spare time he enjoyed helping the Becker boys Reg and Mark on their farm with the cows and bison. Edward enjoyed spending time with his family and his friends. He always had time for his special friends Reg and Mark Becker and the Gaber families.
Edward is survived by his three sons; Terry, Barry and Randy Zimmer all of Ponoka, AB, grandchildren Jenell, Brennan, Karaca Zimmer, great grandchildren Mikayla and Bailey, sisters Judy Ward from Duncan, BC. and Ruth (Michael) Johnson from Thompson, MB. As well many nieces, nephews, extended family.
Edward was predeceased by his father Louis Zimmer, mother Hulda Smith, step father Ralph Smith, sisters Christine, Annie, Mary (Bill Rouan) and brother Lawrence (Linda Zimmer).
Visitation was held on December 17, 2020 from the Chapel of NairnChyz-Wolkowski Funeral Service, Roblin, MB. A private family graveside service followed at Shelvin Cemetery, Shelvin District, .MB with Pastor Barry officiating. Memorial Donations in memory of Edward can be made to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church Fund Box 30, Roblin, MB., R0L 1P0.
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