08/31/2015 07:12 EDT | Updated 08/31/2015 08:59 EDT

Peterborough Utilities Workers Pay Heartwarming Tribute To Late Colleague, Ed Spoelstra


Ed Spoelstra — a husband, father and grandfather — passed away on August 20th at the age of 69. Ed — or "Big Ed" as he was known by many — worked as a lineman technician for the Peterborough Utilities for almost 20 years.

During his funeral service on Tuesday, August 25th, his fellow linemen gave a beautiful tribute to Ed, paying respect to their co-worker and friend by lining their trucks along part of the funeral procession.

It was a kind, touching, powerful gesture by Ed's "brothers", and showed the impact Ed had on them. Ed's sons, Jason and Dwayne, are also lineman who previously worked at Peterborough Utility Services as well.

RIP Ed. Your friends, family, neighbours and colleagues — the whole community — will never forget you.

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