In Memoriam Ed Honeywell

The Ottawa Guitar Society mourns the passing of Ed Honeywell.

Ed was a real estate lawyer, who uniquely established a successful second career in the field of music.  He was passionate guitarist who taught his instrument at the University of Ottawa,  and was a founding executive member of the Ottawa Guitar Society, spending many years in the position of President.

His former students include Sylvie Proulx, Laura Young, Roddy Ellias, and François Fowler.

Ed was the driving force behind hostting Ottawa appearances for the world’s top classical guitarists spanning several generations, such as John Mills, Manuel Barrueco, David Russell, and Fabio Zanon, among many, many others.  His longstanding dedication and passion to presenting these world class concerts and masterclasses shaped the education and career paths of Ottawa guitarists for 30 years.

After his time in the OGS executive, he remained a major sponsor and supporter, attending virtually every event we presented.

Ed left an indelible mark on our community continuing to this day, and his passing
represents a great loss to us, as well as all that were close to him.

Goodbye Ed.  You won’t ever be forgotten.

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