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10 comments so far...

  • Latest: Michael Stark - ages ago 24th January 2010, 10:52am

    I have not lived in Leeds for many years now, but came across Edward’s obituary by accident looking at old times in Leeds. I was in the same year/class as Edward at Saint Kevin’s and always remember him as a genial, friendly guy a real young gent. My sincere sympathy and condolences to his family and friends, it seems he really made a difference in everyone’s lives

    Regards Michael Stark Charlotte USA

  • Adrian - ages ago 5th October 2009, 1:24pm

    It was a lovely lovely event.

  • Tony Walker - ages ago 5th October 2009, 11:26am

    On behalf of Edwards Family I would like to thank everyone who attended his wake and to inform you over £400 was raised for St Gemmas.
    It was a wonderful day and edward would have enjoyed it especially the Black Sheep
    Again thank you

  • Guy Julier - ages ago 15th September 2009, 12:59pm

    Eddy was the recipient of the first (and, so far, only) Leeds Design Activism Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. Unfortunately he was unable to stay for Adrian to give this to him at the Gala Event that June, but he did a special ceremony on another occasion. The award itself was in the shape of the diving boards of the Leeds International Swimming Pool. Eddy and I spent a good afternoon doing a tour of that building once. I didn’t know him very well then but thought ‘what a lovely man’.

  • Adrian - ages ago 4th September 2009, 2:50pm

    you’re right Duncan – apart from when he went all professional on us and then he was always Edward!

    Latest news on the wake to celebrate Edi’s life – as he requested – is that it will be on Saturday 3rd October, at Skelton Grange Environment centre (South Leeds) starting at 3pm.

  • Duncan Roberts - ages ago 3rd September 2009, 2:08pm

    Not living in Leeds I’d not heard any of this before & listening to it made me even prouder to have known the man.

    In his emails he always signed himself “edi” so I hope we can get his name right before the big Wake !

  • Jonathan Lindh - ages ago 2nd September 2009, 1:18pm

    This is lovely. It was really enjoyable working with Edi. He always had the insight to connect the local with the bigger picture in a way that made sense – particularly for those who would be most affected by the big decisions that are made on their behalf.

  • Rory Barke - ages ago 2nd September 2009, 12:26pm

    My condolences to all Eddy’s family and friends. His work and life is inspirational. I never had an opportunity to get to know Eddy, apart from saying hello, but I do know about his work in the Methleys – brilliant! I am sure he will be greatly missed.

  • edheaton - ages ago 2nd September 2009, 11:52am

    Eddy was never short of energy and kindness. Last time I saw him was just before the Musicathon and he had an obvious delight at the Chapel being used for such an event and in turn that made me feel excited about what we were doing.

    A genuinely lovely man and he will be missed by ELFM and, I’m sure, by anyone who knew him.

  • Linda - ages ago 2nd September 2009, 10:55am

    This is a really nice compilation of ‘Eddy clips’ and reminds me of just how thoughtful and gentle he was. Eddy didn’t go for the all guns blaring kind of intervention, but he achieved a great deal with his persistence, thoughtful questioning and commitment to community empowerment values.

    Sadly missed yet I hope we can all celebrate his life at his wake.

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