Edward Malinsky (Ret'd)
We regret to advise that Edward Malinsky passed away in Taber, AB on 15 December 2011 at the age of 83 years.
Ed was born in Taber and attended school grades one to twelve in Taber after which he journeyed to British Columbia where he was employed in a logging camp on Vancouver Island as a Signaller (whistle punk). Ed enlisted in the Canadian Army in March 1948 and served until October 1968 with the Royal Canadian Engineers as a Clerk Accountant.
During his service he was posted to bases in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick. He also served in Korea during the Korean War, West Germany, Egypt and two and a half years with the Airborne Engineers.
After retirement from the Armed Forces he was employed with the Burndy Canada Ltd. Supply and service office for seven years in Calgary. In 1975 he returned to Southern Alberta and Lethbridge where he secured employment with Canada Post and remained there for the next eleven years. In 1986 he transferred to Vancouver, working for two years in the Vancouver Mail Processing Plant. In August 1988, Ed requested early retirement and moved to Kelowna, British Columbia. He remained in Kelowna for one year after which he was most happy to return to Lethbridge. Ed was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Taber Branch, Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans Lethbridge Branch, Korea Veterans Association of Canada, Lethbridge Y.M.C.A. for twenty years and the Federal Superannuates National Association.
A private family burial service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden on Wednesday, 21 December 2011. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Ed's name may be made directly to the Taber and District Health Foundation, 4326 - 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9.