08/31/2015 11:12 EDT | Updated 08/31/2015 12:59 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.

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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.

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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.

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

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