Ed “Buddy” Fleming

December 2, 1937 – May 18, 2000





We mourn the loss of a great man, a fellow co-worker, a curling partner, and a dear friend.

Ed “Buddy” Fleming passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2000 after a battle with cancer.

In 1967 Buddy graduated from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute and obtained a Certificate in Public
Health Inspection (Canada) from the Canadian Public Health Association. He worked 33 years as
a Public Health Inspector for the Sudbury & District Health Unit, 24 of these in the Chapleau

Buddy was an intelligent, humorous man, with a kind heart.

Public Health was his work, his play and his social life. He unselfishly put his family, friends and
the public first and gave a lot of his private time to assist in community activities.

Ed “Buddy” Fleming will be remembered for his dedication to public health. In particular, safe
water was a major health issue for Ed.

A memorial fund is being established through the Environmental Health Foundation of Canada
(EHFC) which will direct funds received to projects related to providing safe water. Please see
attached for more information.

Donations that require a receipt should be mailed separately to:

Mr. Tim Roark, Treasurer
Environmental Health Foundation of Canada
20898 Meadow Place
Maple Ridge, B.C.
V4R 2M8


Ed Fleming Memorial Fund

In memory of Ed Fleming, donations will be gratefully accepted for this fund through the Environmental Health Foundation of Canada. Any funds donated will be eligible for an official tax receipt.

Funds available in this account will be dedicated towards projects that provide education for protecting water quality or improvement of water quality. Phase I will be directed towards providing educational material that promote the protection and maintenance of water quality. The EHFC currently has a video available called ''. It was produced by the B.C. Groundwater Association with funding provided by Environment Canada, Environmental Health Foundation of Canada (EHFC), Canada Trust-Friends of the Environment, Health Canada, Golder Associates and numerous others. EHFC Trustees Charlie Young and Tim Roark were on the advisory board throughout the development of the video. is an educational half-hour video on groundwater. Topics include: what is groundwater; why it is important, how it gets contaminated and how people can help protect the resource. The video is easy to follow and animation makes it appealing to both kids and adults.

The initial objective will be to have it available in every library in the Sudbury and District region. The secondary objective is to have the video available in every library located in Ontario. Once the first two objectives are accomplished then other provinces will be the focus. The ultimate goal of Phase I will be to have this video available on loan in all libraries in Canada.

Each video will have a label attached that indicates it was a donation to the library made possible from the Ed Fleming Memorial Fund through the Environmental Health Foundation of Canada.

groundwater protection form

Environmental Health Foundation of Canada

Ed Fleming Memorial Fund

Funds will be gratefully accepted towards water quality projects through the Ed Fleming
Memorial Fund.
I (name)______________________Address: ________________________________________would like
to donate: (circle one) $25 $50 $100 $ (please insert amount). I am enclosing a cheque or
money order for the amount indicated. Please send it to:

Mr. Tim Roark, Treasurer
Environmental Health Foundation of Canada
3301—164 A Street
Surrey BC
V3S 0G5