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Ed Gaffney

GAFFNEY, Ed - Peacefully, at the Peterborough Health Science Centre with his family by his side, on Thursday, June 6, 2019 after a brief illness. Edward Francis Gaffney of South Porcupine at age 87. Beloved husband of Kay Gaffney (McLaughlin) and dear father of Deanna Blain (Chris) of South Porcupine and Jennifer Krumins (Ivars) of Peterborough. Grandfather of Danielle Roy (Randy); Nicole and Jared Zuliani; and Karli, Kieran and Kaiya Krumins. Great-grandfather of Hannah Roy. Brother of Cyril (late Rita) of Pembroke and the late Gwen Donohue (PJ); Raymond (Pat); Jerry; Gracia Howard (Jim) and Gus Gaffney (Helen). Brother-in-law of Doris Burt (Lawrence) of St. Albert Alta; George McLaughlin (Dovie) of Lakefield and the late Clare McLaughlin (Eleanor of Napanee). The family will receive friends at the HANNAH FUNERAL HOME in Tamworth (613-379-2997) on Tuesday evening June 11 from 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of the Assumption in Erinsville on Wednesday, June 12 at 1:00 p.m. Inurnment follows at the Assumption Cemetery Columbarium. Memorial donations (by cheque) made to the Assumption Church Building Fund or (by cheque or credit card) to the Lennox and Addington County Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Following the Funeral Mass in Tamworth on June 12, 2019, there will be a Celebration of Life held in the fall, in South Porcupine, to honour our Husband, Dad, Grandpa, and Great-Grandpa. The details will be provided at a later date. We cannot thank the community enough for the comfort we find in your stories, memories and expressions of sympathy. it was an honour to see the flags at half-staff at Dad's beloved RMSS! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Online condolences at www.hannahfuneralhome.com13338368
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Geography and Math!
Posted by Sharon Bowes (Student) On Thursday, June 20, 2019
He was tough as nails in the classroom but my Grade 13 Physical and Cultural Geography classes with him led me to love the subject! When I became a weather presenter on MCTV, it was Mr. Gaffney who reached out to me with a little refresher course on warm and cold fronts! He helped to mentor me through that first year and I will be forever grateful. He was beyond a great educator! And in Grade 9, I had to do numbers so many times, he also improved my math skills! my sincerest condolences.
Condolences to family and sad to hear a great former teacher has passed
Posted by Richard Perritt (Former student) On Monday, June 17, 2019
Mr. Gaffney, and Topo Gigio ;D, was my grade 9 Geography teacher. A tough subject for 1st period but he made it interesting. He may have been a strict disciplinarian but I still retain the knowledge gained from his class - a testament to both his teaching style and his personality.

He will be missed by many.

Most sincere condolences to Jen and the whole family and hope that they take solace in knowing he had a lasting impact on many of his students. He will forever live on in all our memories.

Posted by Debbie McMann(Blain) (cousin) On Friday, June 14, 2019
Deanna and Chris, your family is in our thoughts and prayers, Mr.Gaffney was my home room teacher for 4years at RMSS, such a gentle man. So sorry for your loss, John and Debbie McMann (Blain)
Posted by Peter Hayes (Former student) On Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Mr Gaffney taught me Geography and was also my home room teacher. He was a great teacher who commanded respect but even a better person. I will miss bumping into him on occasion when he would come back to town and catch up on things. My condolences to all his family.

Peter Hayes

Goodbye to a great teacher!
Posted by Jim Robertson (former student) On Tuesday, June 11, 2019
My deepest sorrow for Ed's family and friends. He was my best geography teacher ever! I learned a lot from him! Jim Robertson

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