The Passing Of Ed Ferleyko

Ed Ferleyko , retd BFD , passed away this June 19th, at the age of 75 . He was diagnosed in January of this year, with an aggressive form of bone marrow cancer . Gone to soon !! Fast Eddy !!! Ed was hired in July of 1971, and retired July of 2003 as a captain. Ed was born in Saskatchewan , must of been on a farm because, Eddy was a farm boy ,thru and thru . He loved his side job , landscaping , he felt right at home on his John Deere tractor . He would have that tractor off the trailer, moving dirt and rock, before the homeowner had told him what he wanted. Fast Eddy !! Family was very important to Ed , and his wife Dianne . Both had large families back on the prairies , and they liked to come visit the west coast . When they came , they all came !! Another love of Ed’s was curling . Ed was quite successful in the firefighters curling provincial playdowns . Winning the province , and heading to the nationals three times . Eds biggest curling claim to fame would be going to the nationals in 1986 in Montreal on the John Campbell rink , and bringing home the championship to BC. In the process, beating World and Canadian champion, Ed Werenich “The Wrench” , representing S Ontario , in the semi final . One final story, Fast Eddy , was strong like bull , be careful ! Teammate Dave Tory on a road trip , decided to tweak Eds substantial nose. MISTAKE . Fast Eddy inverted Daves nose to an extreme that he would have drowned in rain storm . Daves nose didn’t recover for days . RIP SNIFFLES