Ed de Laroque Obituary, Death – We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Ed de Laroque, our father, husband, and legend. Ed de Laroque was born on September 28, 1970, in Argyle, Manitoba, to Charlie and Lynda de Laroque. Ed was a hockey player until his twenties and a football player since he was a child. He married Kim Petrie in 1995, and they had four wonderful children. Warren Tire’s heart and soul was Ed. He worked for his parents until 2006, when he and Kim purchased and took control of the company. Ed was capable of accomplishing or determining anything. He didn’t give up even when staffing was scarce and times were tough. Ed was the most dedicated worker we’d ever met.
Ed was an excellent teacher, mentor, and leader. When his children started playing sports, he was all in. He has coached championship teams in hockey, football, and baseball. He was his children’s biggest fan, cheering them on in everything they did, including motocross, Air Cadets, hockey, football, baseball, and Irish dancing. Ed adored and was overjoyed with his children. When he wasn’t coaching, he liked to go hunting and fishing. Ed gave his children the gift of his knowledge and passion for the outdoors. Many long weekends in July on the Red were spent hauling pickerel or reeling in cats. He taught them all how to hunt and fish and was ecstatic when they succeeded.
Ed liked to travel. Ed enjoyed visiting Mexico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and the West Coast, as well as taking day trips throughout Manitoba, going to football games in the United States, and stopping for lunch in Inwood. Ed cared deeply about his family and friends. Ed cherished his friendships. While he didn’t say much, his actions demonstrated that he cared about you. Ed was a thoughtful individual with a soft side that he only revealed to those closest to him. His wife Kim, his children Dylan (Rachel), Austin, Ciarra, and Brady, his parents Charlie and Lynda de Laroque, his brother and sister and their families, his nephews, Kim’s family, and his nieces, and, of course, all his friends will miss him terribly.
Honorary pallbearers include Scott Fisher, Mike Tataryn, Jamie Puffalt, Jamie Gray, Stan Grassinger, Donnie de Laroque, Ray Blowers, and Corkie Allarie. On Monday, December 5, 2022, at 1:00 p.m., a memorial service will be held at the Stonewall Legion, 459 Main Street, Stonewall, Manitoba. A come and go reception will be held until 4 p.m. for those who are unable to attend the service. Colleen and Tyson Langrell, the EMTs, the Headingly RCMP, and the Stonewall Hospital nurses and doctors were all extremely helpful that morning. Friends may make donations in Ed’s name to the Manitoba Wildlife Federation for a memorial youth hunt in lieu of flowers. We promise to fight for you, Ed, that we will live in your honor, that we will not give up, and that you will always be with us. “I have a heart of gold and iron fists.”