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Edward William January 24 1940 Koski

KOSKI, Edward William January 24 1940 - September 9 2017 After a life filled with perseverance, hard work and happiness, Eddy died in peace at home with his precious wife Aino, Annie (Tervo) embracing his hand. Eddy was born in Copper Cliff, Ontario. Graduating a most distinguished student, Eddie joined the Royal Canadian Navy at the age of 19. Eddy's taste for adventure continued as he was employed as an electrician throughout Canada and the USA. His travels encompassed the world and his experience in Saudi Arabia meant fodder for enjoyment and discussion while entertaining friends and family. Eddy was most proud of his accomplishments while working with Bechtel and implementing requirements in a Nuclear Powerhouse. In 1987 he joined H.H. Angus as Inspector/Consultant and was instrumental in providing leadership; facilitating General Motors, Lever Bros, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, London Health Sciences Centre, Oakville Trafalgar, St. Michael's Hospital, Timmins District Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Ottawa General Hospital, Union Station and the CN Real Estate Skywalk. Eddy spent endless hours meticulously researching his ancestry, and created an extensive family tree based on his grandfather, Herman Tiilipruukki Koski's lineage. Ed was diligent in sharing this kinship with family members as he was adamant that the brave passage to Canada from Finland to Copper Cliff Ontario was paramount to the success of Herman and Greta, his treasured grandparents. Eddy & Annie enjoyed several trips to Finland while Annie met Ed's family, Anne was excited to introduce him to her family and explore parts both were unfamiliar with. Ed & Annie also flourished in the south, enjoying visits in Florida with cousins and friends. They maintained the warmth by enjoying heat in their home sauna in Toronto. Ed was a loyal Maple Leaf fan and thoroughly enjoyed cheering for the Toronto Blue Jays and was an avid Football fan. Ed & Anne tirelessly supported the elderly in their community and consistently had a full dining room during any festive season, transporting folks back & forth well into the wee hours of the morn. Eddy was exceptionally proud of his children and thoroughly enjoyed their achievements and undertakings. Ed was particularly impressed with their advocacy and love for their mother, Elizabeth. Grieving are Lisa (Paul Whited), Willie, Brian (Kristine), Kaarina (Neal Cluck), Cynthia. Eddy's loving grandchildren are Ethan Cluck and Skyla Koski. Also mourning are Eddy's best friends Peter & Sandra Kunkel. Ed predeceased by parents Onni William & Aune, and sisters Linda & Beverly. Eddy adored his loving wife of 27 years, Annie whom he met at Jingles in the eighties after a memorable introduction by Ed's partner in crime, his sister Bev. A perfect match, Eddy and Annie shared a fulfilling life with their everloving and cosy dog Sonny in their East York home. A celebration of Ed's life will be held on Saturday September 30th, 2017 from 1300 to 1700, at the Agricola Finnish Lutheran Church at 25 Old York Mills Road, Toronto, Ontario. Eddy's remains will be interned in the Koski Family Resting Place at Terrace Lawn Cemetery in North Bay, Ontario. Internment at 11:00 on Monday October 1st, 2017. Expressions of Eddy's memory will be gratefully accepted by the Heart & Stroke Foundation.13210443
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