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 email@example.com.