Passed peacefully on March 11, 2021 at his home surrounded by family at the age of 84. Ed leaves behind his children John Strickland (Kathy Pichie) of Smiths Falls, ON; Diana Ashmore of Calgary, AB; Brian Strickland (Aggie Jackson) of Dawson Creek, BC; and Ron Strickland (Shelley Strickland) of Addison, ON; He will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Morgan, Ryan, Christina, Tyler, Dennis, Phillip, Alexander, Noelle, Josh, and Melissa; and his great-grandchildren Owen, Liam, Lucas, Gabriel, Rylee, Evan, and Adriana. Ed has been reunited in heaven with his beloved wife Hilda Strickland (nee Jansen) as well as his parents Albert and Eleanor Strickland (nee Clarke); his sisters Janet Strickland and Ethel Sissons. He is survived by his siblings Alice Thorne and Bruce Strickland. He will also be missed by his special friend Patricia Jansen. A public visitation will take place on Tuesday March 16, 2021 at Blair and Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls, from 10:00am – to 12:00pm. A private family service and burial at Lombardy Union Cemetery will follow. Memorial donations may be made in Ed’s name to the Lombardy Union Cemetery.