McLachlan, Edward L.W. “Ed”

McLachlan-Edward L.W. “Ed” of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, on Thursday, February 25th, 2016, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, at the age of 74. Dearly loved husband of Carolyn L. (Baxter) McLachlan and loved father of James “Jim” McLachlan (Lee) of Scotland, Edward McLachlan (Lacey) of Columbus, Ohio. Dear brother of Agnes Nicoll, Joan Hosie (Bill), William McLachlan (Margaret), Margaret  (Tom Waldron), Jessie McKenzie (Ian) and James Garvock. Loved grandfather of Jaime and Justine and great grandfather of Dexter and Jay. Dear brother-in-law of David and Joanne Baxter. Sadly missed by several aunts, uncle and nephews and nieces. Ed was born in Dundee, Scotland on March 18, `1941, the son of the late James McLachlan and Agnes (McLachlan) Garvock. He was the owner of E.&T Martial Arts, Founder of Global Martial Arts, Vice President Banto Warriors Canada , A.S.L. Signs Self Defense for the Deaf,  He was a member of the IOOF Foresters) Oddfellows Lodge #310. Past J. Grand and Noble Grand and also District Deputy Grand Master of the District of Erie.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Private interment in Calton Cemetery. Visitation on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Condolences may be sent to

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  1. Jennifer Nace

    Professor Ed will be missed greatly by many.

  2. Kathy Westelaken

    Oh my gosh I just spoke with Ed about a month ago. Peace my friend huge loss to our community

  3. Pat Morfee

    My favourite Scotsman. Ed you were one of a kind. We will miss you. Condolences to your family.

  4. Michele Smith

    So very sad to hear of Ed’s passing. He was a great family friend (of the Yeo’s) and will be missed. So sorry for your loss.

  5. Al Brad

    R I P Old Friend ….

  6. Our hearts go out to Caroline and the family. Ed was a great guy who will be missed by many. R.I.P Ed/

  7. Pam and Mike Rogozynski

    Ed was indeed a wonderful person. St. Thomas will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  8. Bonnie June Baldwin

    condolences to the family…very sad news

  9. Rest in peace Ed, and condolences from the Cresswell family and staff at Pleasant Valley Golf Course. You will be missed.

  10. Katrina Louise Whisken

    my thougts and prayers are with you carolyn

  11. Diane Ruhe

    My deepest condolences go to you Carolyn. I’m sure he will rest in everlasting peace.

  12. A wonderful man who did so much for so many. Rest in peace.