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A Celebration Of Life: Edward James Dailous

James Husband,
father, a proud and
very much loved
grandfather. A hard
worker beyond
its definition who
always strived
to overcome his
struggles and make a better life for
those around him.

From a very young
age he fought through poverty, abuse
and neglect to forge his own path
in life. Choosing from very early
on to dedicate his life for others,
starting with enrolling as a United
States Marine Corp. at 15 using
his brother’s ID and going to War
in Vietnam to look for his missing
brother. After almost losing his
life and suffering extreme physical
injuries he received multiple medals
including a purple heart.

Making a
full recovery a few years later he
embarked on the long journey of a
lifetime career as a driving instructor.
Through his difficult child experience
of losing a sibling in an unfortunate
driving incident involving a transport
trailer he vowed to dedicate his life
to improving road safety through
commercial driving. Then years later
after a near deadly crash by a drunk
driver along with his wife Karen,
their lives forever changed.

a long recovery he continued his
teaching career in Canada. Fueled
by his passion and high values to
pursue excellence in everything
he did; “Every job worth doing is
worth doing right” he always led
by example. Later in his life he
focused on maximizing the potential
to share his vast knowledge and
experience as a senior & then chief
driving instructor with the Toronto
Transit Commission for almost 20

Being a driving force, strong
contributor and restless advocate
for higher driving standards and
road safety and he did so for 50
years! His mission always was
on education as key to accident
prevention and saving lives. His work
with commercial driving led him to
write countless driving manuals as
an airbrake instructor, a legacy that
will long live on.

His passion for
keeping our roads safer also led him
to follow his son Michael to the local
FD were he taught defensive driving
to emergency first responders.

are deeply saddened and he will
be very missed but we will forever
treasure and cherish the memory
of his life more than words could
express. Always giving far more than
he received he taught us the deeper
and true meaning of Love. Ed, an
ordinary man with an extraordinary