It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ed Willems on March 2 in Arizona from complications due to a rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. He is survived by his wife Sonia; Sons Mark and Michael; Stepchildren Craig (Tara) Selby, Shawna (Bob) Sangra; his brother Paul; grandchildren Selia and Cade Sangra, Ewan and Maya Selby, and Taylor Souster; and many nieces and nephews. Ed was predeceased by his parents Peter and Anna, sister Vicki (Wes) Pauls, and brother John Willms. Ed was born in Steinbach, Manitoba, but at the age of 8 the family moved to Winnipeg where he spent the rest of his childhood. Ed excelled in many sports, but his main goal was to play hockey, which earned him a scholarship to the University of North Dakota playing hockey and he earned a degree in Civil Engineering. He later went on to get a master’s degree in business from the University of Minnesota. His main business career was in real estate and land development. Ed enjoyed many activities, Skiing, fishing, golf, and travelling to his favourite places, being Maui, Hawaii and Arizona. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. As a result of the current Corona Virus, a service will be announced at a later date.