Obituary of Edward Daigle
I had a wonderful, rich life, but all good things must come to an end. On July 2nd, 2018 from my home in Prince Albert, Ontario I sailed on to my next adventure.
I was born Edward John Daigle on May 20th 1931 in Hampton, New Brunswick to Margaret (nee Bernard) and Alfred Daigle, the 8th of 11 children. My surviving siblings are Tony, Edna, Ruth (Jim), and David (Shirley).
In 1937, our family moved to Norton where I had many fond memories of my childhood. I was always very proud of my Acadian heritage and my family, and later wrote a memoir of our childhood -
“Memories: Norton and Beyond”. The first in my family to graduate from high school, I later moved to Toronto and have spent the last 43 years in Prince Albert, Ontario, an active member of the Prince Albert United Church.
I returned to school as an adult and was awarded a BA with Honours in History from York University. I went on to teach for almost 20 years, the last years with the Scarborough Board of Education as an elementary school teacher.
Though I enjoyed teaching children in the classroom, my real love was the theatre. Aunt Mattie introduced me to Shakespeare at age 9, and I was smitten. As a student of the Earle Grey Players in Toronto in the 1950s, I had the time of my life. Later, I was thrilled to act professionally in two educational films produced by Atlantis and some television commercials. In community theater I wore many hats as an actor, director, and producer, and received many awards and much peer recognition. I have great affection for the past and present members of The Borelians of Port Perry.
I am so grateful for the love and devotion from my wife of over 50 years, Catherine (nee Clarke). Marrying Cathy was the best thing I ever did. Thank you, darling. My daughter Charlene (Ravi) and son Max (Stacey) have given us three wonderful grandsons: Lucas, Theo, Ty. It has been a pleasure to watch them grow into a fine young men. I am so proud of all my nieces and nephews from down east and beyond.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 6th at 1 PM at the Prince Albert United Church. Visitation is at 12 noon. The celebration will continue next door at the Prince Albert Community Hall with music, food and drink. Please join us! Arrangements have been entrusted to the WAGG FUNERAL HOME, 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171). Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at www.waggfuneralhome.com