Bruno (Ed) Marttunen passed peacefully into the presence of the Lord on Thursday, November 14, 2013.
Ed is survived by his loving wife Frieda, son David (Donna) Marttunen, daughter Sharon (Jules) Martin, stepchildren Paul (Lori) Howarth, Patricia (David) Cavers, and Mark (Edith) Howarth, as well as 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Shirley (nee Johnson) Marttunen in 1978.
Ed was born on April 20, 1920 in Thunder Bay, Ontario where he served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 5 years. He moved west to work in the logging industry and also worked 33 years as a fabricating welder for the Elk Falls Pulp Mill in Campbell River. He has been retired for the past 27 years in Canoe, B.C.
Ed truly enjoyed and lived life to the fullest. He was an avid gardener, hunter, and fisherman, and had a passion for woodworking, art, ceramics, lapidary, and photography.
Ed was the founding member of the Mountain View Baptist Church in Canoe. He started his day with a daily devotion to his Lord, Jesus Christ, and served him diligently and reverently throughout his life.
Funeral service to be held on Friday, November 22 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mountain View Baptist Church, 1981-9th Ave. NE in Salmon Arm. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to Mountain View Baptist Church.
Online condolences may be sent through Ed’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com