Edward “Eddie” McGonigal, 81, of Oshawa, Ontario, passed away peacefully, Saturday, February 24th, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his loved ones.
Ed was born May 27,1936 in Glasgow, Scotland to Edward and Elizabeth McGonigal. He immigrated to Canada in July of 1959. On June 1,1963 he married Audrey Rayfield in Toronto. Ed was an awesome carpenter and a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America for 55 years. He was an avid gardener and fisherman and enjoyed spending free time participating in outdoor activities with his family.
Eddie will be greatly missed by his wife Audrey of 55 years, daughter Michelle (Steve), son Dave (Nicole), daughter Tracey (Chris), and his loving grandchildren, Ryan, Avery, Emma, Keegan, Zach, and Brett.
A visitation will be held at 10:00 am, followed by celebration of life service at 11:00am on Sunday, March 4th at Mount Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, 21 Garrard Road, Whitby, Ontario L1N 3K4. Ed will be laid to rest at Mount Lawn Cemetery on Monday, March 5th at 10:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences can be posted at mountlawn.ca.
We will miss each other for awhile, But you will come and bring your smile. That won’t be long you will see, Till we’re together you and me.
To all of those that think of me, Be happy as I go out to sea. If others wonder why I’m missin’ Just tell ’em I’ve gone fishin’
Seeing Edward and Audrey at lakeview park on our walks always brightened up our day. He always stopped to pet our dog with that big smile. He will be sorely missed by our family. Pat and Sarah and Petite Loup.
Dear Audrey,Michelle,David and Tracey,
We have just heard of Ed's passing.We have VERY fond memories of Ed and your family as our next-door neighbours when
we lived at 31 Jeffton Ave,Scarb,'84-'87.We're sure that you have infinitely more good memories of such a fine man.
Condolences on your great loss and best to each of you and your families in the future.
Joe and Donna Modeste .