Edward Michael Jamieson born March 30, 1944 in Dearborn, Michigan, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 8:05 P.M. of Pulmonary Fibrosis.
He had been sick for some time and had also suffered with dementia and congestive heart failure. Born to Clarence and Lydia Koppitsch, he had a brother, John “Jack” (Millie) Jamieson; nephew, Joe (Danielle) Jamieson and their children, Andrew and Jorden of Holly, MI; niece, Sherri (Christopher) Gee and their children, Preston and Sophie of West Bloomfield, MI; over 61 first cousins among the three families, Jamieson, Koppitsch and LaForge.
He moved to Allegan County many years ago and became a family with everyone at E.P.E.R., Heather, Tyler Maricle and MJ Lesterhouse (were so close to him, he was like a son since the day he was born). Christian Lobretto (adopted son so to speak) spent many years with Edward on the shooting range, building cars and woodworking. Martin, AJ, Kevin, Cali and Holli he bonded with as well.
He lived with Liss Edminister for many years and they were rarely apart. Liss has seven children and while he spent more time with some than others they were his reason to thrive. He in fact fought as long as he could because he loved them so much he couldn’t bear to leave. He enjoyed holidays and home cooked meals, a kind caring soul that once you met him you never forgot him. Ed and Liss got along like an old married couple and enjoyed antiquing and did yard sales. They went to fairs and were always looking for an adventure. Edward loved Liss very much and although she preferred to be family and a friend he always wanted much more. She had the pleasure of being by his side taking care of him around the clock as long as she could but last month he had to go into a facility and she was there as much as she could be to hold his hand and was with him as he passed.
He hated his picture taken but always took pride in his grooming. He even dyed his beard until December and had Liss trim it all the time. He spent hours making crafts with the kids and enjoyed being active and being a part of creating their nonprofit spiritual center. He and Liss made many hand crafted items together and took them to fairs to sell. He loved putting money from such things into events like their egg hunt, just to see the smiles on the kids’ faces. If Edward thought you needed it he would give you the shirt off his back. In the years past not everyone was kind to him which made having Liss and her family mean that much more.
They know he is watching over all he cares about, may he rest in peace.
According to his wishes cremation has taken place.
A reception of tea and cookies along with Honor Guard presentation of the flag to MJ Lesterhouse for Edward’s service in the US Army will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at 360 26th St. Otsego, MI 49078.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. with lunch followed by a speech with balloons and candles at the same location.
Contributions in memory of Edward may be made to E.P.E.R. or to Liss Edminister for expenses.
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