In Memory of



Obituary for Ed Agnew

With his family at his side on September 12, 2020 at 86 years of age. Beloved husband of 62 years to Eva (Nee Graham). Loving father of Erin and husband Andrew Underwood, Jennifer Agnew, Laura and husband Robert Hollands, Maureen Agnew. Cherished Nonno of Nigel, and Grampa to Kelsey, Tarleen, Mitchell, Dale, Ethan, Meaghan, and Keenan. Son of the late Robert and Jeannie. Dear brother of Carole, and the late Robert, Andy, Jeanne, Sam, Patricia, Victoria, and Dale. Ed was cherished by his large Irish family and will be fondly remembered for his dedication to the City of Windsor. He will be remembered for his kindness, compassion, charitable work, laughter, golf & yes, whistling! Ed proudly worked for the City of Windsor for 44 years, as Finance Commissioner and Intergovernmental Grants Coordinator. Among Ed’s many achievements was the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal. He was a man of integrity and a true Irish Gentleman!

If you so desire, donations to The Circle of 7 would be appreciated by the family.

A public Celebration of Ed’s life will be held at a future date.

A Roster of Ed Agnew’s Involvement and Assistance to Community Groups:

• Japan Canada Society – Founding Director and Lifetime Member
• Environment Alliance
• Ontario Finance Officers Association – Founding President
• Windsor Aquatic Club – Past President and Lifetime member
• Capitol Theatre & Arts Centre – Founding President and Lifetime Member
• Canada South Festival Network – Founding President and Director
• Canada South Association of Gift Planners Round Table – Founding President
• John Ferguson Charities – Board of Directors (President)
• Autism Society
• North American International Auto Show
• Canada South Science City
• HMCS Hunter – Navy League
• African/Canadian Community Centre
• Fogolar Furlan
• Fogolar Ladies Club
• Atkinson Park
• Hannah’s Place
• W.E.S.T.
• Children’s Aid Society
• A Life Worth Living
• Jack Renner Gardens
• Essex Kent Junior Golf
• Windsor Firefighters Association
• Make-A-Wish Foundation
• Lancaster Bomber Restoration
• St. Francis School
• Metropolitan Community Church
• Windsor Regional Cancer Centre
• Community Museum
• Windsor Library (Windsor Mosaic)
• Riverside Sportsmen’s Club
• Hotel Dieu Foundation Board (Heart of the City) – Director
• United Way – Director
• Windsor Symphony Orchestra – Director
• Windsor Celtic Festival – Treasurer
• The Canadian Mental Health Society of Windsor Fundraising Committee
• The Italian Canadian Handicapable Association Fundraising Committee
• The Bus Lossing AKO Junior Sports Endowment – Co-Chair
• St. Clair College Centre of Excellence for Manufacturing – Co-Chair
• Hospice of Windsor Building Fundraising Committee
• Herb Gray – Jaycee Charity Building - Fundraising Committee
• United Way Finance Committee
• Ale, Wine and Spirits Committee – Chairman
• Canadian Association of Gift Planners – Directors
• Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario – Director
• Handi Transit – Treasurer
• Via Italia Senior Citizens Centre – Treasurer
• Windsor/Essex Sports Hall of Fame – Treasurer
• Circle of Seven – President
• Essex Regional Conservation Foundation – Director