2 - 4, 7 - 9 p.m., Tuesday, February 12 at Harris Funeral Home


11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 13 at Harris Funeral Home



Alzheimer Society, 555 Southdale Road East, Suite 204, London, ON N6E 1A2 or charity of choice.


50 Years


Edwin "Ed" Purtill

Death Notice

Edwin "Ed" Joseph Purtill, at University Hospital, London, on Wednesday, February 6, 2008 in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of Joy Purtill. Dear father of Edward Purtill (Kaylynne), Peter Purtill (Cindy), Robert Purtill, and Carol Brassard (Pierre). Loving grandfather of Christopher, Benjamin and Nicholas. Dear brother of Frances DeMarchi. Brother-in-law of Lorraine Purtill, Judy McLachlin, David and Maureen Taeger. Predeceased by his sisters and brothers Mary Ellen, Hugh, Sister Ann, Leo and Barbara. Ed will also be remembered by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond, where a memorial service will be conducted on Wednesday, February 13 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation with interment later. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society or the charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged.