Edward Glendon Justason
As with most young boys, much thought was invested in what he would do and be when he became a man. Hours were spent in his small workshop as he meticulously constructed model planes of balsa wood and glue, planning for the day when he would become a pilot and own a small airplane. And so it was, in the mid-1960's, he received his Private Pilot's License and with three friends purchased an airplane. As he grew older, he fashioned a sail from a sheet and sailed the mighty Letang River in a flat-bottomed boat planning to learn to sail and to own his own sailboat. And so it was, in the late 1970's, he purchased an Independent 20, then a Grampian 30 and finally, a Hughes 38. By then, five Justason children and Beverley became his crew and quite skilled sailors through many exciting adventures.
Ed was a graduate of Eastern Charlotte Regional School and Community College in Moncton as a Mechanical Draftman, working in Toronto upon graduation. His love, however, was anything that possessed wheels, especially Fords. Many vehicles were skillfully restored and while doing so, invaluable skills where passed on to his sons. His greatest project was the complete building of two Bricklin's from parts purchased when the plant closed.
He and Beverley greatly enjoyed camping, especially in our own beautiful province. He was very gratified that all of his children grew up to love camping and to thrive in the outdoors.
Ed finished his working career with Royal Insurance (Royal Sun Alliance). He was an adherent of the Pennfield Baptist Church and a member of the Christ Church (Anglican) in Pennfield.
He is survived by Beverley, his wife of 57 years; children: Jeffrey (Judy), Dana (Michelle Leslie), Dale (Valerie), Katie (Jim) MacDonald and Jennifer (Chad Abbot) Breau; brother, Blair (Pat) Justason; sister-in-law, Beverley P. Justason; brother-in-law, Paul (Brenda) Butler and many cousins, nephews and nieces. He was the loving, proud "Pops" to his grandchildren: Olivia and Colleen Justason, Carly and Sarah Justason, Ryan and Christopher MacDonald and Dale Breau; two great-grandchildren were greatly loved, Claire Hooper and Harrison Justason-Lord.
He was predeceased by his parents, in-laws, Arthur and Phyllis Butler, brother, Paul Justason, niece, Donna Russell and a large number of relatives.
In keeping with Ed's wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place. Donations in memory of Ed may be made to the St. George and Area Food Bank, the NBSPCA or to a memorial of the donor's choice.
Arrangements in the care of the St. George Funeral Home (755-3533) 26 Portage Street, St. George NB.
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St. George and Area Food Bank, NBSPCA or Donor's Choice