Edward Moxon Roberts CM, ONL, QC

September 1, 1940 to January 14, 2022

Obituary

Died peacefully at home, surrounded by the things he loved most: his family, his dog, and his books. Edward (“Scrap” to his loved ones) lived his life according to Luke 12:48, “of those to whom much is given, much will be required.”

Edward was born and raised in St. John’s. Like many Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, he left home to be educated on “the mainland,” first at St. Andrew’s College and then the University of Toronto, where he was editor of The Varsity newspaper. He returned home after completing his law degree and began a career of service to his province and its people.

He was called to the Bar of Newfoundland in 1965, became Queen’s Counsel in 1979 and a Master of the Supreme Court in 1989.

At age 26, he was elected to the provincial legislative assembly, representing the Northern Peninsula under Newfoundland & Labrador’s first premier, Joey Smallwood. He was re-elected in the next five general elections.

Edward was appointed to Cabinet as Minister of Public Welfare and Minister of Health. Among his proudest moments during that time were the introduction of the provincial medicare program, the construction of the Health Sciences Centre hospital in St. John’s, and the establishment of the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University. He also played an instrumental role in securing the authentication of the Viking site at L’Anse aux Meadows.

In 1985 he retired from politics, but in 1992 ran again and was elected in Labrador’s Naskaupi district. He held the positions of Attorney General and Minister of Justice under Premier Clyde Wells before retiring from politics permanently in 1996.

He was Chairman of the Board of Regents of Memorial University of Newfoundland from 1997- 2002, and received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the university in 2003.

He was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland & Labrador in 2002 and is credited with making Government House and its grounds more accessible to the public. He oversaw the creation of the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador, and was proud to serve as Honorary Chief of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and Honorary Colonel of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.

In addition to his passion for public policy, Edward will be remembered for his kindness, dry wit, love of classic country music, and keen interest in history. In 2006, while serving as Lieutenant Governor, Edward completed a Master of Arts degree in history at Memorial University. In recent years, he edited and authored several books on Newfoundland & Labrador history. 

Edward was predeceased by his parents, Dr. Harry and Katharine Roberts, and his brothers Peter and Douglas. He is survived by his wife Eve, sister-in-law Betty, daughters Catherine, Caroline, Jessica, and Alison, sons-in-law Ben and Derek, and grandchildren Madeleine, Graeme, Lauren, Claire, Noah, Chloe, Jeremy, and Henry , niece Kerby, and nephew Clair.

At his request, there will be no visitation. A private family funeral will take place at Gower Street United Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Edward’s memory to the SPCA St. John’s or the charity of one’s choice.

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My deepest sympathy Eve

We Can Shed Tears That They Have Gone
 
 
We can shed tears that they have gone,
Or we can smile that they have lived.
We can close our eyes and pray that they will come back,
Or we can open our eyes and see all the good that they have left us.
Our hearts can be empty because we cannot see them,
Or our hearts can be full with love that we’ve shared.
We can turn our backs on tomorrow and live yesterday,
Or we can be happy for tomorrow, because of yesterday.
We can remember them and only that they have gone,
Or we can cherish their memory and let it live on.
We can cry and close our minds, be empty and turn our backs,
Or we can do what they would have wanted,
Smile, open our eyes, love, and go on.

Dear Eve and Family
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that I number among many who care and I will hold space for you in my heart as you soldier on. . We were so very fond of Edward and Charlie really enjoyed his friendship and regular lunch dates. Edward was a kind, compassionate and generous man.

Rest in peace Mr Roberts and thank you for the pleasure of your friendship.

Anne

Mrs Roberts and Family-
I first met Ed in the 80’s when he arrived at my ComputerLand store to buy a new-fangled machine known as a Personal Computer. I was quite proud that he was persuaded by my slick sales talk and bought one!
Years later, after I retired from the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, Ed and I met again on the Advisory Council, and I was fascinated by his interest in military history, which I shared. I also helped Ed with the arrangements for the last visit of Princess Anne, and he showed patience, good humour, and tact through the many complex tasks that needed completion. We had many interesting discussions about his soon-to-be-published book on Syd Frost. I will miss him, he was a solid and dedicated friend of the Regiment and advocate for Newfoundland and Labrador.

Dear Eve and Family
Please accept my sincere condolences..Edward was a fine man and a remarkable patriot that will be well remembered in history. He was also a great Honorary Chief of The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and will be forever remembered by us (RNC) as a brother officer Edward, rest in peace my friend and know that I am always your brother.

To the Roberts Family,

It is with great sadness that I learn of Mr. Robert’s passing. My late husband, Colin and I were very blessed to have had him as our friend. In 1966 my husband met and worked for Mr. Roberts on his campaign and on subsequent campaigns after that. Even when Mr. Roberts was no longer involved in politics, he remained our friend and was always concerned with how we were doing. He was truly a sincere, honest gentleman who never put himself before others. God bless you all.

Marjorie Bennett
Corner Brook

You were an absolute pleasure to work with. I always appreciated your sage advice and cutting wit – even when on the receiving end. My condolences to your family.

Mrs. Roberts & Family
I wanted to send on my deepest condolences to you and your family. I will certainly miss Ed’s stories, dry humor and his quick wit. I certainly enjoyed his visits when he came down to the office.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Robert & Gloria Young

To Mrs. Roberts and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. As neighbours, we had many a chat with Ed as he walked his dog around the block. We often saw him at the Anglican Cathedral when he was Lieutenant Governor. He has indeed left a legacy of dedication to Newfoundland and Labrador.
Anthea and Michael Donnan.

Condolences to Jessica & Noah and Mrs. Eve Roberts & the rest of the family! We will miss sharing stories and talking about family and friends with Mr. Roberts. He contributed so much to NL . I have so many memories for example the Garden party . Take care. Your friends The Schofield family

Eve and family,
We are shocked and saddened to hear about the passing of your loved one. Ed was a special Newfoundlander! He contributed so much to our province. He will be missed. I am honoured to have had the pleaasure of chatting with him on a number of occasions. He was always willing to share his wise, insightful perspectives. Sincere condolences, Eve, to you and the family. Linda Coles & Ches Keats

Jessica (and family):

Your step dad led a remarkable life, and you will always have great memories of him and the things he accomplished. I am so sorry for your loss.

Thank you sir! You made a difference and we thank you. Sacred to your memory!

Dear Eve and family,
So very sorry to hear of His Honour’s passing. As CO CFS St. John’s, I had many enjoyable and wonderful meetings with Ed. His caring, compassion, and love for all things Newfoundland and Labrador was always evident. I keep with me many fond memories of his kindness and generosity. My thoughts and prayers are with you and family.

Sorry to learn that this fine gentleman has passed. He leaves behind many cherished memories of a kind decent man. At life’s end the measure of a man is how he lived out his life on this earth and Ed Roberts stands
high in a life well lived.

May his soul R.I.P.

Eve our heartfelt condolences to you and your family on your husband’s passing.. We both had the utmost respect for Edward, he was a great politician and a decent man.

Eve, I would like to offer my condolence to you and your entire family in the passing of your husband. You are in my thoughts and prayers. He lived a good life and will be remembered with a smile my many.

So sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Roberts. I just wanted to share a short story. I was involved with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Program for more than 25 years. As a leader in Stephenville, His Honour, came to Stephenville to present Silver Awards. It was at the Royal Canadian Legion. Our program was longer than we expected, and I knew he had another engagement. After the Awards were presented, we moved on to a lovely three-course meal at the College of the North Atlantic where Members of the group presented on the various aspects of the Award Program. He showed so much respect for the youth, the leaders and parents. (never checking the time for his next appointment). One of the members presented him with a painting from a local artist (his mom) and was so excited to do this. This young boy later went on to join the RCMP and tragically ended his life. I think of him often and how ecstatic he was to present this painting to the Hon. Edward Roberts. It was one of the best ceremonies I attended in my lifetime, and I attended many. Mr. Roberts was so gracious and took time to make every youth feel very special that day. Thank you Hon. Sir. We appreciated you. RIP

Mrs. Roberts and Family
So sad to hear of Mr. Roberts passing and thinking of you all at this time. I fondly remember my time as a Aide de Camp with your Honours and how welcoming you both were. He will be greatly missed. Kind regards
Colleen and Henry Butler

Mrs Roberts and family:
In politics, research, church and heritage Edward Roberts was outstanding. He acted as a social conscience for the province and had the common touch in all his dealings. We will miss him in his nearby pew and mourn the loss of a provincial champion. Carl and Marie-Beth Wright

To the Family of the late Edward Roberts,
We were saddened to hear of Edward’s passing and extend our sincerest sympathy to you, his family.
We remember fondly our conversations with him over the years, in particular at Gower Street United Church. We enjoyed very much his unique humour and appreciated his wise counsel on many occasions. He will be greatly missed.
Shirley and Henry Andrews

Eve and Family.
In Edward, our province has lost a beloved patriot whose contribution will long be vital to our history, and you have lost a loved one. I met you with my W.I group at Government House and again at my son Mark’s memorial Mass which I so appreciated. My deepest condolences to you, Alison, Derek and all your family as you now grieve your loss.
Sincerely,
Ida Roberts

Mrs. Roberts and all your family, sorry for your loss. Mr. Roberts was a very fine man, I was fortunate enough to have a few chats with him while he was Lt. Govenor.
RIP Mr Roberts
Sgt. Jim Penton (Ret”d)
RNC Mounted Unit

Sincere Condolences to you Eve and Family. Although I only knew his Honour for a short period of time during my tenure (2005-2007) as the Commanding Officer, The Second Battalion, The Royal Newfoundland Regiment I was impressed with his dedication to whatever he tackled. He was a fine Gentleman and a true Newfoundlander. He will be sorely missed.

Dear Eve and family,
My sincere sympathy.
Ed was one of the first to contact me when my wife, Marge, died suddenly a few months ago. I sincerely appreciated his kindness.
Ed and I served together in government in the 1990s, and we became good friends..
I share your feelings as you mourn for him but also as you celebrate his life.
His was a life well-lived..
Best wishes to you all as you adjust to his absence.
Rex Gibbons

Canada has lost a true native son and a great patriot. Ed had a passion for his beloved Newfoundland and Labrador that was unequalled. He cared deeply for the people and traditions that make this province such a unique place in the Canadian mosaic. In addition to his literary contributions we have the Beaumont Hamel memorial in Bowring Park standing as a tribute to his commitment to the men of the Regiment who gave their lives in World War One. God rest his soul.

To Eve and Family, Our condolences on Edward’s passing. As you know, he was a gentleman and treated all equally. His contribution to the province politically through health care, his service through his law practice and as Lieutenant Governor was outstanding. My connection to him through our mutual interest in Newfoundland and Military history will be greatly missed. I can not thank him enough for the work he did with my father David Parsons on various history projects. Our thoughts are with you.
Ean and Jane Parsons

Eve and Family We are so sorry to hear the of Mr. Roberts passing. We remember him fondly on a visit to the Government House Garden Party when he was Lieutenant Governor. He was so friendly and welcoming and made sure he spoke to as many people as possible.. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Humphrey and Ann Dye

To Eve and family..my sincere condolences on the passing of Ed. Cherish his memories always..NFLD. Has lost a great Newfoundlander…

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To the Roberts family,
I was so very saddened to hear of Mr. Roberts passing. I remember meeting him a couple of times while visiting my father during Dad’s time in Government House. Mr. Roberts was a kind, gentle, funny, and knowledgeable man with great site and advice. He will truly be missed by so many Newfoundlanders. We have lost one of the great ones. My deepest condolences to you all during this very difficult time. May all your very precious memories bring you all great strength for the coming days ahead.
Julie (Fagan) Drodge

Mrs. Robert’s (Eve) and Family, Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Mr. Robert’s.
He has had such a positive influence on many individuals and the province as a whole over many years..
I am sure you all have many great memories that will help you through these difficult times.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
On behalf of the Tucker family,
Gord and Gen

Dear Eve and Family
It is with profound sadness that I send this note to you expressing my sincere sympathy and deepest condolences on the passing of Mr. Roberts. I have such fond memories of working with you both for many years. He must have loved to tease me because I don’t think I ever met him in passing or did he ever pass my desk without making a teasing remark to me. He was a lawyer who I had so much respect and admiration for. I was so honoured when I was invited to join you both for lunch at Government House. Such a delightful event it was. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace Mr. Roberts.

Jessica and family:
My deepest condolences for your loss.
Sincerely, Jane Anthony

I was very honoured to be the chauffeur for His Honour, Mr. Robert’s. From day one on taking office, he always gave me advice and how to look forward to the future. To me personally, he was a father figure who I admire every time he spoke at a function. He was down to earth and loved Newfoundland. He was the Premier that Newfoundland missed out on. I will certainly miss you Your Honour.
Rest In Peace.
Dion Russell

TO THE ROBERTS FAMILY: A wonderful man. Got to meet him when he was LT. – Gov of NL. A true gentleman & patriot of NL! He will certainly be missed. Prayers & condolences to the Family. Bill Taylor.

Sorry to hear of Mr. Roberts passing. Sending my deepest condolences.

The officers and brethren of Saint John’s Masonic Lodge No. 1 offer our sincere condolences to the Roberts family on your loss. Our dear Brother has laid down his working tools and is now at rest from his labours.

Ed Roberts, Thanks for all you did for this province – health sciences complex and faculty of medicine, through government – fir the good of all and using your mind and influence to make advancements fir att Newfoundlanders, for working fir what’s right. You were an inspiration. You had a wonderful way with people, were interested in opinions and discussions. Your research and books. I especially appreciated your contributions to the nl historical society and Wessex society meetings You were personable and open to people. The province has lost a great man. I pay my condolences to your family. Your spirit will continue through your life’s good works and those of your family and those influenced by you.

Mrs. Roberts and family,, Bruce and I are so very very saddened to hear of Mr. Robert’s passing. We are thinking of him and you and your family so very much, at this time – taking a trip down memory lane and cherishing our memories of all the wonderful times we shared with you both.

Lori Anne and Bruce.

Mrs. Eve Roberts and Family

I would like to express my sincere sympathy on the passing of your husband Edward Moxon Roberts.

The title Honourable suited him to a T. Mr. Roberts was a true gentleman and scholar. I had the opportunity and pleasure of working with the Honourable Minister of Health 1969-1972.

Prayers and thoughts are with your family.
Rest In Peace Mr. Roberts.

Dear Eve,
We sincerely share your great loss. Edward has been a public figure since our arrival in NL 55 years ago. The province has lost a great citizen. Our thoughts are with you..
Lan Gien

Eve and family. My sincerest condolences on the passing of Ed. Your family and your memories will keep him alive in your heart. He had a wonderful life and left a lasting contribution to the province.

To the family of the late Edward Roberts:
Please accept our sincere sympathy on Edward’s passing. His empty pew at Gower will evoke great sadness, but will also elicit smiles as we remember our many interactions.
Roberta and Lloyd Gill

Eve and family,
I was sorry to hear of Edward’s passing. He was a gracious and helpful mentor to me as a lawyer. Edward’s contributions to the province will always be remembered. Janet and I send our sincere condolences to Eve and family.

Eve Roberts and Family

Very sorry for your loss and we offer the deepest condolences.
Edward was always thoughtful of the feelings of others and would regularly seek out opportunities to recognize their contributions. Edward’s work as honorary Chief of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and Chair of the RNC Historical Society was greatly appreciated and will long be remembered.

Sincere condolences to the Roberts family. Heather and I got to know Edward through many years in the Wessex society. He was always interested in history, especially regarding this province and how and why people came here and stayed. We will always remember his contribution to history, public service and as a great humanitarian.

SORRY TO HEAR OF OUR FRIEND EDWARD’S PASSING, PLEASE ACCEPT MY CONDOLENCES

Eve Roberts & Family,
I am very sorry to learn of Edward’s passing and extend our deepest sympathy on your loss.
I had many memorable interactions with Mr. Roberts as politician and Minister throughout my public service career. Of particular significance were our dealings on implementing new electoral reform and conflict of interest legislation when he was Minister of Justice in the Wells Administration. Later I had the unique opportunity to work closely with you both at Government House in continuing as Private Secretary in his first year as Lieutenant Governor. His intellect, hard work and love of Province were always evident.
May the many memories of his life and work that you have shared be a blessing as you move forward.

Wayne & Judy Mitchell
Ottawa

So sorry for your loss Eve. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family .

Sorry to hear my good friend has passed..Our condolences are with you.

We offer our condolences and prayers to the Roberts Family on Ed’s passing. Newfoundland and Labrador has lost one of the few outstanding luminaries who served in public life since Confederation with Canada. We fondly remember his thoughtful expressions of kindness and encouragement with his periodic calls and notes over the years. May He Rest In Peace.
Frank and Rosemary Galgay

Edward’s family,

Having been associated with The Johnson Corporation in its Claims division for 35 years, I had the pleasure of meeting with and collaborating on many claims litigation defence cases with Edward over that time. He had an admiral quintessential style.

To his wife, Eve, and family I express my sincere condolences.

Gary Baird
14 Sheffield Place
St. John’s NL
A1A4N9,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss! I knew him for at least 40 years and spent time with him on numerous occasions. My wife and him had the same love of Patsy Cline. He was certainly a proud Newfoundlander and a true friend to me!
Carl Cooper
Deepest sympathy from Betty and I.

Eve and family….
Newfoundland and Labrador lost a legend yesterday and personally I lost a dear and treasured friend.
Jeannine and I extend our deepest sympathy to the family and trust that his positive impact to our province and the number of people he impacted bring you comfort.
Harvey & Jeannine Short

To Eve Robert’s and Family. We were shocked and saddened to hear of Edward’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Sincerely Graham and Shirley Flight.

Mrs. Roberts and family, we are very saddened to learn of Mr. Roberts’ (Ed’s) passing. We did not know him personally but we knew him from his presence in our neighbourhood, walking his puppy and having an occasional chat or giving a friendly wave as he passed by. We are grateful for his years of service to the people of our province for which we all owe him a debt of gratitude. Take comfort in knowing that he was appreciated and respected. Wishing you peace in your heart. Linda and Deryck Harnett

Dear Mrs Roberts and Family. My Wife and I send our Heartfelt Condolences on the passing of this most Honorable Gentleman,.I knew him for 40 years as a fellow Brother in, Saint John’s Masonic Lodge Number One,. EC.. We both have had many pleasant conversations with him, over our almost 50 years as members of Gower Street United Church, where his loss will be Immeasurable, as will his Contribution to many areas of Society in the Province and Nation. May God Bless you All.

Sincere condolences on the passing of a great Newfoundlander and Labradorian, humanitarian, and friend. RIP, Edward.

Eve and Family

Susan and I send our deepest condolences on Ed’s recent death. Our long association as friends and colleagues goes back over 40 years. Ed made a huge contribution to the Province and we’re sure you are left with wonderful memories. With every best wish,

Jim and Susan

Eve and family
Our condolences to you and your family. I worked with Ed for many years and also with you. He was a very nice person. and he will be missed.
Donna and Ted Cantwell

My condolences to Caroline Roberts & Family.

My condolences to the family. His Honour, while for years a very public person, did a lot behind the scenes to improve the lives of many people by offering a gentle hand up. Thoughtful, wonderful dry humour, and a very fine Newfoundlander. He will always be remembered for his pride of place, commitment to make it better, and a tireless work ethic.

Mrs Roberts I was so sad to hear the news of Mr. Roberts passing., John and myself send our sincere condolences.. He was an amazing man and a dear friend to dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Maureen Maloney ( Murphy )

Eve and family, I was saddened to hear of Ed’s passing. Our paths crossed in Labrador and it was one of my most memorable experiences. His work ethic and dedication to public service was only surpassed by his sincerity and genuineness. I admired him very much and continued to recall him over the years. He thoughtfully gifted me with a beautiful Newfoundland Santa which I take out every Christmas and it reminds me of a wonderful time in my life. Eve, my thoughts and prayers are offered to your family. I know you have a tremendous amount of loving memories to help you through this emotional time. My condolences.

Eve and family,
Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. Ed will be missed by so many. I was fortunate to learn much from Ed, mostly in our lunches together, when I was dean. He had a magical way of providing historical context that helped illuminate a good way forward.

Eve and family: I am so sorry to hear of Edward’s passing and so appreciative to have enjoyed happy times with you both in past years.. Let my thoughts and prayers with those of all your friends bring you comfort and strength now and in the future. Take care of yourself and keep in touch. Affectionately, Gladys

I enjoyed many a conversation with His Honour during his political years and during his term as Lieutenant Governor. We had a mutual interest in the Battle of Beaumont Hamel and I have superb memories of how proud he was to be at the 90th anniversary commemoration. To his family, thank you for sharing Mr. Roberts with us. My sincere condolences.

So sorry to hear of Edward’s passing. I knew him through Gower Street United Church, where he and his parents had long been faithful members and great supporters He will be greatly missed.

My respectful condolences for your loss from my family to yours.
SuzAnne Valentina Kendall (nee Hickey)

So sorry to hear of the passing of Edward.. As former mayor of Conception Bay South I had many meetings with him. He was a considerate and caring person and I am proud to call him a friend and mentor.. Our condolences to the family and may he Rest In Peace. As a veteran We Will Remember Him.

Jessica and Catherine
So sorry to learn of your dad’s passing he was a big part of our history here in NL. The way you both spoke of him over the years tells me that today you’re grieving the loss of a great dad.
Deepest Sympathies.
John Battcock

Dear Eve,

I was very sorry to hear of Edward’s passing. He was an engaging and engaged Lieutenant Governor. His record of public service will not easily be equalled. Sincere condolences to you, Jessica, and Noah on the loss of a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather.

Gus Lilly

Gus Lilly

On behalf of the officers and soldiers of The Royal Newfoundland Regiment I offer sincere condolences to the family and friends of former Honorary Colonel Roberts. He was a stalwart supporter of the Regiment and his efforts to mark its history and soldiers were profound. May you find peace and comfort in fond and loving memories.

Eve and Family. So sorry to hear of Edward’s passing. He was a phenomenal man in every sense of the word. We knew him primarily through our Church Family at Gower and he always had a story before the service . He often quipped we were the “ back benchers “ of the church as we all sat near the back ! I sat on search committees with Edward and most recently, as part of the Board of Trustees. He always made me feel that what I had to say had value when clearly my knowledge of such matters paled in comparison! He has enriched the lives of so many including ours… he will be greatly missed.

To the Roberts family: So sorry to read of Edward’s passing. I first met him in the 1975 provincial election., when I ran in the Grand Falls District. It was unfortunate that he did not win that election. He would have made a wonderful premier. I fully appreciated his wit and intellect. Our condolences to the Robets family….. Mun and Liz Batstone

Eve and family,
On behalf of my mother, Georgina who knew Edward for most of his life, and myself, we are very saddened by his passing. We both have always had tremendous respect and admiration for Edward as a person, and for his numerous accomplishments. We send our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family during this time of grief. Charlie Caines

Eve and family:
It has been a number of years since our paths have crossed. I remember well Ed’’s personal note to me in 1997 when my dad passed. It was personal and touching – and brought a tear to my eyes. Ed had a such a way with words!
Lorraine and I recall dinner with you both at Government House when your clearly-loved dog was allowed to join us at the dinner table. Obviously a regular family tradition for your family, even at that location. It made our evening more memorable. Thank you.
Please be aware that our thoughts are with you as you go through this most difficult time in your lives. Edward was a gentleman and a scholar in every sense of that well used expression. We will miss him, too.
John and Lorraine Roil

So sorry to hear of Ed’s passing, quite a shock as I had no idea of his illness. Being the strong person I know you to be I am sure you are bearing up and my thoughts and sympathy are with you. It must be harder with all the present restrictions and all I can say is I hope you still have a dog for comfort. If there is ANYTHING I can do, let me know. Keep in touch, Love Betty (Hall)

A huge loss for everyone! My condolences to the family.

Eve and family, am so very sorry for your loss, I have very fond memories of Ed and he was so very brilliant and passionate. You are in my thoughts

Eve and family, my sincere condolences at the death of Ed. I enjoyed so much working with him, especially in securing and communicating the Moravian heritage of Labrador. He was always so helpful and succeed in funding and promoting the cultural and historical heritage of the province. His presence and help enriched so many. With deep sympathies, Hans Rollmann.

Eve and extended family. So saddened to learn of Ed’s passing. I am honoured to have had the pleasure of connecting with him on both formal and informal occasions. Condolences to everyone.

Eve, Ed and I became friends while growing up at His Country house in Long Pond and my Country house in Topsail Pond as we sailed Snipes with our parents We even called His Aunt’s Gladys, Ruby and Marie by the term Aunt.
I left Nfld. right after graduating from Bishop Feild College, not PWC, and have not lived there since. I did follow all of Ed’s achievements though through the Press. I am a little more than a year older than Ed and I am very surprised at his death. Please accept my sincere condolences. He accomplished a lot in his eighty one years. Sincerely, George Press

Catherine, Eve and Family,
I have fond memories of working with Ed on many CBC projects, especially Remembrance Day broadcasts and an unscheduled exploring expedition through the old Capitol Theatre part of the former CBC radio building on Duckworth Street! He was such a smart, engaged, and lovely man, who was devoted to his family, his work and to this province. My family offers our condolences to yours. Heather Barrett.

I was so very sorry to read the news of Ed’s death – it was always a pleasure to meet him, and to appreciate how much he loved Newfoundland and Labrador. Alison Earle

Eve accept our condolences on Ed.s passing our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this time You both were good friends of ours .

Eve and family,
Please accept our condolences on Ed’s passing.
I was privileged to have Ed’s wise counsel while serving as Chair of The Rooms particularly on The Royal Newfoundland Regiment gallery.His thoughtful comments combined with his dry wit were always welcomed.He was the model of the best Citizen.
Tom and Susan Foran

So sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. I will always remember Ed meeting him through my parents when he was our MHA here in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL. And I will always remember when we got our group photo done during my graduation in 2003 at Memorial University with the Late Senator Rompkey and also with Eve. Thank you for arranging this group photo on this special day. I have it hung proudly in my library. Eve and family please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Dear Eve and family:

Please accept our most condolences for your loss ; our hearts go out to you all. It was a privilege to get to know Ed through the practice of law and we will cherish our respective stories about time spent with Ed. Through his patience, guidance and example as a young newly called associate many lessons were imparted on Joan. She was also on the Dr. Harry team another adventure to cherish. In more recent years, Wayne and Ed pleasantly crossed paths as both enjoyed being Counsel at C&P . Truly Ed leaves an admirable legacy of public service. With our deepest sympathies, Joan & Wayne Myles

Eve, I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincerest condolence. You are in my thoughts and in my prayers at this time.
I have such fond memories of you and I painting together in our group with Di.

Eve, I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincerest condolence. You are in my thoughts and in my prayers at this time.
I have such fond memories of you and I painting together in our group with Di.