Eddie Williams 1956 to 2023

With sadness...
January 08, 2024 | By Vancouver Island Chapter

**Eddie was a charter member of the Vancouver Island Chapter, and showed his continuous support by regularly attending our chapter events**

Edward Joseph Williams passed to another dimension shortly after midnight on the 23rd of December 2023, at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, surrounded by his wife, children, and close family. He died peacefully, suddenly, and well before his time at 67 years young!

Eddie was born in Edgeworthstown, County Longford, Ireland in 1956, to Marcella Drew and Joseph Williams and grew up on the family farm in Milltown, County Westmeath, Ireland. While he enjoyed the hard work with his three brothers, farming was never his calling and he kept running from it… literally. Eddie was an Irish track and field star who competed in the Decathlon (Ten different events that required incredible fitness.) Eddie was most fond of his high jump exploits and could leap over a precariously placed bar in a single bound. Even quoted as being “the best all-around athlete ever for Westmeath.” If you didn’t know Eddie was a track legend, then you must not have known Eddie well because he would have told you. His athletic exploits took him all over Europe and South Africa for competitions and training and he was a founding member of the Mullingar Harriers Athletic Club. While he wasn’t running around in short shorts, Eddie completed a diploma in Architectural Building Technology in Waterford, Ireland.

In 1993, Eddie and the family moved from Edmonton, Alberta, to Victoria, British Columbia. While Eddie had hung up his cleats, he wasn’t quite finished being an athlete and set his sights on competing in rowing for the Victoria City Rowing Club.

In 2000 he took his skills to the next level by becoming a registered Architect with the AIBC after completing the syllabus program through the RAIC. He worked for a couple firms in Victoria and Vancouver gaining a vast amount of experience in commercial applications.
In 2011, Eddie started his company Steller Architectural Consulting. Eddie, the quirky guy that he was, had a fascination with being exact with technical specifications and also how design could make an individual feel in a space. This juxtaposition paired with going above and beyond for clients made Eddie a victim of his own success and often he had to turn down work. It was during this time running his own firm that Eddie truly found his stride and evolved into Steller Ed. If there was something more important to Steller than work or sports, it would be his family. He was dependable and selfless. Always available if someone needed help and constantly worrying if he had done enough. Even with the hectic work schedule, he was devoted to his wife, children, and his brothers, Peter and Paddy. Eddie had an enormous heart and often was a bit of a softie!

Eddie is survived by his loving wife Wendy; his children Siobhan (Jeremy), Aaron, Drew (Dan), and Emma (Tom); his brothers Peter and Paddy; step children Russell (Daniela), Amanda (Dallas), and Kevin; and grandchildren Natasha; Ryker, Enver, and Parker.