Edward Eugene Leon Tinant
With profound sadness and love, we announce the passing of Edward Eugene Leon Tinant. He left us, peacefully at home in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, on Tuesday, October 25th, 2022.
Edward was born in Vanguard, SK on October 9th, 1932 to Yvonne (Coumont) and Auguste Tinant. He grew up on the family farm in the Esme district. He was the youngest of 3, growing up with two older sisters, Anita and Renée. After his father’s passing in 1954, Ed continued to work on the family farm near Ponteix, SK until 1960, when he and his mother moved back to Vanguard and he began work with the Co-op in Hodgeville, SK. In 1962, Ed and Roy Anderson opened a garage business which formed Anderson and Tinant Company.
While in Vanguard, Ed met the love of his life, Grace, and was married shortly after in 1963. They welcomed their first daughter, Marie in April of 1966. Later that year, they moved to Moose Jaw where they opened their own business C & T Grocery. They later welcomed their second daughter, Glenda, in December of 1969. Ed continued to run their family grocery business until 1991.
Ed lived an incredible life as a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, mentor, and entrepreneur. He had a passion for many things, and a way of making you appreciate the simple things in life. Ed was best known for his heart of gold, having the best candy store by many, a fun uncle by his nieces and nephews, and a giver of the best advice. Most of all he loved his family and friends and instilled good values. He will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.
Ed enjoyed spending time with family, tinkering with tools in the garage, going for coffee with his breakfast crew, watching Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, and The Big Bang Theory, as well as going to the Co-op daily – the cashiers knew his Co-op number by heart.
He was predeceased by his parents, Yvonne and Auguste Tinant; sisters, Anita and Renée; and brothers-in-law, Harry and Art. Ed is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 59 years, Grace (née: Cisek); daughters, Marie (Steve) Griffiths and Glenda Tinant; grandchildren: Jennifer Griffiths, Corallee (Spencer) Bushell, and Ryan Griffiths; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends whom he loved.
A Celebration of Edward’s life will be held on Friday, November 4th, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home with Father George Thattuparampil officiating. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Ed’s name may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Unit 26 – 1738 Quebec Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1V9. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Michelle Ellis, Funeral Director 306-693-4550
Marie and family.
So sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. I remember the candy store as well as the kind man behind the counter. My sympathies during this time.
Glenda, sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Please know that we are thinking of you at this sad time. Take great care, treasure your memories.
So sorry to hear of Edward’s passing, such a quiet kind man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God bless.
Grace, Marie, Glenda and family
We are so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. He will be remembered for a long time as a kind, gentle and funny soul; a hard working member of the community who had a smile for all who entered his store, and his life.
Thinking of you all with love,
Cindy and Dan Brigham
Grace, Marie, Jennifer, Ryan, Glenda, Corallee and Spencer
The more enriched a person makes our lives, the harder it is for us to let them go. For this reason, I know that saying goodbye to Ed will be the hardest sorrow to bear. I hope that the wonderful memories you have of Ed as well as the love and friendship you have around you, will support you through this sad time and help you to smile once more. With deepest sympathy. Starla Griffiths
Auntie Grace, My condolences to you and Marie and Glenda and all the exteneded loves in your life. I remember Michael and I coming to the store and he gave us candy for our sweet tooth. We adored him tremendously, for his gentle nature, calm and patience. Love Anna
Grace, Marie, Glenda and family
David and I were so sorry to hear of Edwards passing. We were so hoping we could attend the service for him but we felt the weather conditions were too changeable to risk the trip. As children Edward and I were very close and I will always remember the wonderful times we had together.
Auntie Grace, my condolences to you, Marie and Glenda and all extended loved ones. Many fond memories of the store and playing baseball with the uncles at grandma & grandpa Cisek’s. May The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and
give you peace. Num 6: 24-26
I remember Ed from C&T in Moose Jaw. He was a kind and patient man, as we meticulously chose our candy. Later, I became friends with his niece Val, whose mom Anita was Ed’s sister. I was initially unaware of the connection, but it makes sense. Wonderful people often come from wonderful families. Condolences to all.
My sincere condolances to all the family. So very sorry just seen this today..hugs and prayers.. xo love Pauline