Saying Farewell to ICBA Icon Ed Rempel
Yesterday, hundreds of friends, family, and employees of Ed Rempel gathered in Abbotsford to say goodbye to the gentle, generous man who helped found Rempel Bros. Concrete, Lower Mainland Steel, Greenbank Sand and Gravel, Lower Mainland Concrete Products and ICBA.
As Bill Kerkhoff mentioned in his tribute, Ed was a life member of ICBA, one of our founders, and one of our first presidents. Importantly, he and his brother Ewald made sure open shop contractors had the concrete they needed to build their projects in the tumultuous 1970s and 1980s, helping make the construction industry a fair, even playing field for all companies.
Thank you for everything, Ed. We will never forget you.
And our love to Myrtle-Ann, his wife of 60 years who holds a dear spot in our hearts.
For more on Ed’s contributions to ICBA, see http://www.icbaindependent.ca/…/…/11/remembering-ed-rempel/
Ed’s family put together this lovely video tribute: