Eduard better known by most as Eddy, died peacefully on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Eddy was born September 20, 1928 in Vorau, Austria. Eddy is predeceased by his wife, Elisabeth, in May 2016. He is survived by his children Walt (Lynn), Chris (Peter), and Ed (Vicki); grandchildren Bryan (Samara), Kendall (Matt), Alyssa, and Rachel. He will be remembered and missed by many other family relatives and friends.

Eddy came to Victoria in 1954 where he met his beloved wife, Elisabeth, of 60 years. He was a carpenter by trade, a loving husband, father, and Opa. Eddy was always full of energy and loved taking daily walks around downtown Victoria. For the past several years, Eddy enjoyed spending his time at the Cook Street Village Activity Centre where he played shuffleboard, ping-pong, and crokinole. Eddy considered his fellow teammates and staff there a second family and will be very much missed by all.

The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses at the Royal Jubilee Hospital Patient Care Centre who took great care of him.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cook Street Village Activity Centre, 380 Cook St #1, Victoria, BC

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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  • Barbara Patterson

    My sincere condolences Chris on the loss of your dad. No matter our age, they are always our parents and they leave big holes in our hearts. Wishing you peace in your memories.

  • Judy Procttor

    Eddy was a special neighbour to my mother, Joyce, who I had the pleasure of meeting several times when visiting my mother. He was a very special gentleman who was liked by all. I have many special memories of my visits with my mother and always seeing Eddy when in Victoria.

  • Richard Rycraft and Betty

    Chris and Peter,

    I am so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I know in the later years, we didn’t see him as much, and we always enjoyed seeing your parents come in for their dental appointments. I always thought that they were such a sweet and endearing couple who endured many challenges in life, and made many sacrifices for their family. Your father’s smile is what I remember most and his love for his family. You have the same smile, Chris. Take Care.

  • Carol Turnbull

    Eddy will always be remembered by the many people he spent time with at the Cook Street Village Activity Centre such as the crockinole players, shuffleboard players, ping pong/pickle ball players, the receptionists, and the staff. His smile and laughter were infectious.

  • Victor Lui

    Will miss you for sure Eddy, you are a wonderful man, thank you for the wonderful times, Your friend Victor

  • Diana Jamison

    Ed, please accept my deepest condolence to you and your family, and may the memories of wonderful times comfort you.

  • Lyle & Dorothy Gillespie

    We are so sorry for the loss of this wonderful intelligent man, Eddie Gschiel. We have enjoyed many happy moments with him over the past 27 years and we will miss him very much. Not only was Eddie the proud father of Ed, Chris & Walt and a loving Opa to his 4 grandchildren, a devoted Caregiver for his late wife Elizabeth, he was a friend to everyone he met.

  • Tracy and George Meikle

    Eddy was a wonderful man. I loved and admired him very much. I am going to miss our phone calls. From politics to sports and his activities at the seniors centre, we would always share a laugh. Eternally optimistic and cheerful he would always make my day brighter .. He will be very much missed.

  • Christine L Jessen

    Ed and Family, So sorry for your loss. May the strength of friends and family get you through this difficult time. Big hugs to you, sending prayers to all of you. Your dad is proud.

  • Chris & Peter Haring

    Dad, You will be missed so much. Your spirit, energy, laughter, and beautiful smile touched a lot of people. We all love you and will take away with us beautiful memories to cherish forever. Mom will be happy to have you back. Saw a saying recently that is perfect…Always loved. Never forgotten. Love you, Chris & Peter xoxo

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