A Tribute To Ed Carson
On May 29, 2008, we had to say goodbye to one of our most beloved Instructors at Little Bits, Ed Carson. Ed joined Little Bits in 1976 as a volunteer. He became the Head Riding Instructor in 1983 until 1986 when he went on to dedicate more time to his teaching career at Ecole St. Angela. His career at Little Bits had just started, he continued on as an Instructor at Little Bits and brought the St. Angela All Stars into the program.
He also contributed to Camp Horseshoe. In the winter of 1984/85, Ed helped organize a Winter Fun Party at Camp Horseshoe. The activities included snowmobiling, snowshoe racing, tobogganing, snow angels and all that good winter stuff. The occasion was unique, because Ed and Little Bits were hosting a number of refugee families from Guatemala who had never experienced snow before. What an "Ed"venture!
Ed had a passion for life and for children. He had a passion for inclusion and acceptance. He had an unconditional love for mankind.
We have no way of knowing when our time is up, it is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time here, that we will begin to live each day to the fullest as if it's the only one we have. We all share different thoughts and faiths in regards to what happens after we die. It comforts us to think of Ed happily making his way amongst others, laughing and singing and sharing his stories and love about his life experiences here. Comforting a child who is in need. Giving unconditional love to all he meets. We all smile to think he has been reunited and bringing joy to those that have already left us. Time spent catching up with family and friends past. Time spent with the horses he loved so much, like Pax and Tuffy. Time meeting children who are still in need of his love.
We truly wish for all of you, a sense of peace and a feeling of love all around you. We are all a continuation of Ed's life and our memories will always connect with Ed's spirit, his vivacious soul, his passion and zest for life (not to mention, his tie dye shirts, which will live forever in our hearts). We love you Ed, and we will miss you incredibly. "Slap Leather..."
Your friends and family at Little Bits