07. December 2017 - 18:00 till 21:00
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Ed Laverty - a Celebration of Life | Tudor Hall | Thursday, 07. December 2017

Our father, Ed Laverty, was a man who was deeply passionate about sports and people. "The Godfather of Touch Football" lead the Ottawa Nepean Touch Football League to its 50th year of operation. He also presided over Touch Football Ontario for nearly a decade and helped launch Touch Football Canada.

He was an exceptional athlete who excelled at hockey, broomball and of course touch football. While he was always a threat as a receiver and defender in his earlier days, he’s better known as the savvy quarterback who created the infamous and widely adopted “overload offense”.

He was a special man, who would give you the shirt off his back. He was always quick to lend a helping hand and extend an open door to whoever needed it. He was a jokester, famous for his one liners and a loyal friend.

He was a community builder who brought thousands of people together to form lasting friendships. His selfless efforts were acknowledged in 2014 when he was inducted into the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame.

Most importantly, he was a loving husband to our mom Trudy and a dedicated father to both of us.

He’s an irreplaceable "One of a Kind" humble man and he is already missed beyond measure.

Please join us in celebrating a great man who left a legacy and imprint on our hearts that will continue to shape our lives forever.

Tudor Hall - 3750 N. Bowesville Road, Ottawa, K1V 1B8
6-7pm - Arrival, guest book signing.
7-9/9:30pm - Celebration of Life, speeches, tributes and video/photo presentation.

If you have any photos to share of our dad from football or any other time please send to gthemvp@hotmail.com by Dec 1st so we can include in our slide show.

Please RSVP so we can allocate a proper headcount for everyone attending.

Thank you for joining us in Celebrating the Life of our forever MVP.

With gratitude,
The Lavertys
  • Karl Mercer and Catherine A. Blatchford Mercer will attend.
  • Don Moulds will be there
  • Ed was a good friend and great man. I played with him and against him in the early years of ONTFL. Ed and I were original players for Valiquettes Alouettes. My condolences to the entire Laverty family. It is a honor to come and celebrate his life.
  • It would be an honor to celebrate Ed Laverty. Chris and I will be there. xo
  • Unfortnately I will not be able to attend as I will be in Toronto for work. I will be missing all the wonderful shared stories and memories about Ed. :(.
  • I will be there to provide Hugs and support to all of you at this difficult time! 😇❤️❤️❤️
  • I remember Eddy with many fond memories, when I was younger at the cottages. Our thoughts and prayer are with you all, at this very sad time. God bless
  • I wish I could be there - my thoughts are with you all. ❤️
  • So sad to hear of Ed's passing, a true innovator. Gloria and Jerry
  • My sympathies. Fond memories of playing against Ed. Always great rivalries with us here in Chateauguay.
  • My deepest sympathies Tammy and family.
  • I will try my best to make it.
  • I am very sorry I am going to miss this. It will no doubt be an amazing celebration and loving tribute. Sending hugs to you, you and your brother and mother are in my thoughts 💕
  • Matt, myself and the kids will all be in attendance. We are looking forward to celebrating the life of our fabulous and tremendously missed friend. Thinking of all of you. Xo
  • So sorry for your loss.
  • I am so sad to miss this beautiful tribute. Unfortunately I will be in the mountains deep in Quebec and cannot get back. I look forward to seeing the presentation you put together at a later time. Lots of Love 💕💕