In Memory

Pinto, Sgt. Edgar (8 Oct 21)

Sgt Edgar Pinto
Oct 20, 1969 – Oct 8, 2021

Fellow Horse Guards:

With much sadness, we bring you the news of the passing of another former member of the Governor General’s Horse Guards. On Friday, October 8, 2021, Ed Pinto, loving husband and son passed away at the age of 51.

Ed was born October 30, 1969 in Toronto, Ontario to Ferdinando and Felisbela Pinto. On November 6, 2010 he married Vesna Talevski (Pinto). Ed was preceded in death by his mother Felisbela Pinto. He is survived by his wife Vesna and father Ferdinando.

Ed had a passion for music and a love for his large collection of guitars, which he would play often. He also loved photography, and explored taking pictures of nature or anything else that captured his interest. He loved his rather large collection of fine traditional men’s safety razors. He recently took up writing using fountain pens, and explored writing in calligraphy, which he found relaxing. He had a love for food and fine wines. Ed loved to BBQ, he couldn’t get enough of his new meat smoker. Ed’s favourite passion was his love for soccer, Manchester United in particular, that was his team. Lastly but not least, his wife Vesna meant the world to him. He adored her and loved her unconditionally each and every day.

Ed originally joined the Governor General’s Horse Guards in Toronto. He reached the rank of Corporal with one tour, Op Snowgoose, to Cyprus with the Royal Canadian Dragoons from Petawawa.

He transferred to the Canadian Military Intelligence Branch in the early 90s with 2 Intelligence Company in Toronto, transferred to 2 Intelligence Platoon in Ottawa and then returned to 2 Intelligence Company in the early 2000s. Ed served with 2 Intelligence Company until 2006. He also deployed to Bosnia with the 2nd Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group from Gagetown, New Brunswick.

Ed was a top soldier, great Sergeant, outstanding instructor and a true intelligence professional.

 A private family service was held on Wednesday, October 20. The family requests no flowers, rather give to your favourite charity in Edgar’s name.
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