McCall Gardens

Ed Bloom passed away peacefully at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, with his loving spouse Pagone Praparattanapan at his side, after a lengthy struggle with kidney failure. He is survived by his brother, former wife, daughter and two grandchildren.

Born in Sheffield, England, he then moved to British Columbia where he was educated at U.B.C. and became a teacher. A man of the world, Ed travelled and worked in Malta, Bermuda, Peru, South America, Mexico and South EastAsia. His favourite destination, however, was Thailand, where in 1997, he met Pagone. Together, they returned to Victoria, BC in 2004 and were married. His many joys included Victoria’s beautiful waterfront, opera, reading, photography, gardening, travelling, and above all, energetic conversations and good times with his close circle of friends. He never failed to remind everybody how lucky he was having Pagone in his life.

Sincere thanks are extended to the amazing staff at Royal Jubilee’s Home Dialysis Clinic for all the care they provided throughout his illness.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens
www.mccallgardens.com

 

  • Frank Stock
    January 14, 2018

    We will miss his wit and thoughtful comments and the wonderful, thoughtful movie nights.
    Ed was a wonderful and kind friend.

    Frank and Leonard

  • Geoff Potter
    January 13, 2018

    Pagone, we are so sorry about Ed’s passing. We know how much he meant to you. What a delightful man he was, so witty and articulate; great fun to be with. He really lived a full and interesting life. We hope that you are finding peace and strength during this time.
    Geoff and Chada

  • Heather Falls
    January 12, 2018

    My heart goes out to you Pagone.Ed was such a delight to talk to and visit with.His great wit,humor and thoughtful ways will be remembered by all the lives he touched.
    I believe that even in spirit Ed will continue to love and be with you.
    Much love to you my friend,
    Heather

  • William Leith
    January 12, 2018

    Doreen Jolliff, Angel Castaneda, Bill Leith

    El British, as Angel loved to call him.
    Fondly remembered and greatly missed.
    He lives on in our hearts and minds.

    Pagone & Family

  • Bill Sutherland/Rob Wylie
    January 12, 2018

    We have known Ed for some 30 years. Although we did not see him often we always enjoyed our meetings. Ed was always upbeat, humorous and well versed in many topics. Our condolences to Ed’s partner Pagone and family.

    Bill Sutherland & Rob Wylie.

  • Chuck Gorrie
    January 12, 2018

    Pagone and Ed’s family
    My sincere sympathy on your loss. He was a fine talented loving man.
    Sincerely
    Chuck Gorrie

  • darcy garneau
    January 12, 2018

    Pagan,
    We are very sorry to hear the news of Ed’s passing. He was a wonderful human being. He was always so full of life and had such interesting stories to tell. You are in our hearts and prayers. We will look forward to visiting with you in person on our next trip to Victoria.
    Regards,
    Darcy and Bill

  • Saowaluck Wuthikun
    January 12, 2018

    The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. pls accept my condolences

  • Celso Mendoza, Ph.D.
    January 12, 2018

    My heartfelt condolences to Ed’s love ones. He will be sadly missed.

  • Kelly and Ted
    January 11, 2018

    Dear Pagone, may peace and comfort find you during this difficult time. Ed is gone from our sight, but never in our hearts, as someone so special as Ed can never be forgotten. Hugs always, Kelly and Ted.

  • Charles Lavoie
    January 11, 2018

    Dar Pagone,

    My deepest condolences to you and Ed’s family.

  • Do-Ming and Jill Lum
    January 11, 2018

    Deepest condolences and sympathies to you, Pagone, and to the rest of Ed’s family, for your loss. We remember Ed with great fondness.

  • LOUIS DUBORD
    January 11, 2018

    Most sincere condolences to Pagone and family for such a huge loss. Conrad and myself, we have been very fond of this exceptional man from the day we met, many years ago.
    Ed, you will be missed forever and will never be forgotten.

  • CHANTELLE
    January 11, 2018

    Dear Pagone, My heart felt condolences on the loss of your loving husband Ed.
    Warm regards,
    Chantelle

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