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Edward ("Ed") Henry Thouret

June 22, 1928 - July 31, 2023


On July 31, 2023 Edward Henry Thouret “Poppa” passed away peacefully with family by his side at East Kootenay Regional Hospital.  Born June 22 1928 in Vancouver BC to Edward and Alice, he was the eldest of three boys.  Predeceased by George and Bob.

Ed met the love of his life Isabel and they married in 1953 and spent 68 years together creating wonderful life with their 3 children.

His hard work ethic and loyalty were displayed during his 32 year career with BC Tel working in Golden, Invermere and retiring in Cranbrook in 1983.

Not only was Poppa’s family important to him but also his community wherever he lived. In Golden he served on the volunteer Fire Department, a masonic lodge member, supported minor hockey and a lifetime Kinsmen. In Cranbrook he received recognition as Volunteer of the year for his many hours served as Telephone Pioneer member.  The family and friends who knew him shared fond memories of camping, huckleberry picking and fishing in some of the best East Kootenay spots our favorites being White Swan and Premier. Many laughs were had around the campfire listening to the great story telling and
yodels of Pierre LaBouche.

Ed and Isabel loved to travel making trips to Switzerland, Scotland, Australia and New Zealand.  They wintered in Arizona for almost 20 years taking in shuffleboard, golf and happy hour with many friends.
Poppa is predeceased by his loving wife Isabel (2021), his son Michael (2022) and son in law Gary (2023). He will be lovingly remembered by his children Anna Jean and Wally (Wendy); grandchildren Steven (Wendy), Carly (Gerald), Tyler (Kianna), Lindsay (Sam), Sheldon (Kristy), Amanda (Thad), Jamie (Amy) and great grandchildren Camryn, Bailey, London, Isabella, Avery,
Sonny, Theodore, Eliana, Tanner, Harrison, Tyson and Emma. He also leaves his extended family of many nieces and nephews as well as many friends he made over the years.

There will be no service at Poppa’s request. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

Please raise your glass in his honour –

“ To Poppa”


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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Wendy Tito
Relation: Friend

Our thoughts and prayers are with all family and friends. Pat and Wendy Tito

From: Cindy Stevely

I remember Ed as a tireless pancake maker at the Cranbrook United Church Wednesday morning breakfasts. He volunteered faithfully the first Wednesday of each month turning out enough pancakes to feed upwards of 30 to 50 people. He and Isabel were a wonderful couple committed to a lifetime of service.
To the family I offer my deepest and heartfelt sympathy.
God bless.

From: Bob Braisher

I first new Ed in 1964 when a new telephone office was installed in the Parson area. It was the newest direct dial technology. Our farm lies on the bench lands above the Columbia River and we had installed a 1.5 km powerline in 1959. My Dad wanted the telephone, so he contacted Ed who worked for BC Tel in Golden. Ed sourced 1.5 km of surplus open wire near Invermere and also offered to install here it on weekends with another installer. We were connected with the outside world all due to Ed’s community spirit, hard work and generosity. After high school I attended college in Vancouver and attained a certificate in electronics technology. I applied at BC Tel and, as luck would have it, they were looking for a radio technician in Golden to maintain mobile radios as well as the microwave repeater sites between Golden and Invermere. I reported for work on June 8, 1970 and Ed was so supportive in helping me fit in with the crew that I will be forever thankful to him. Over the years he was always kind and supportive, and a real credit to the telephone company with his loyalty and dedication to doing the best job possible. A life well lived – thanks for everything Ed. God Bless You and Isabel. Bob and Carol Braisher

From: Carol Penno
Relation: I was a telephone operator in Golden BC so knew Ed. My late husband Arnie was also a Kinsman and I was a Kinette.

sending my deepest condolences to the family of Ed Thouret.

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