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Updated: 02/16/2014 08:00:01AM

Edward Weir Haig III

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Edward Weir “Ed” Haig III, 72, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Tampa, Fla.

He was born July 27, 1941, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Edward W. Haig III and Mildred Lescher Haig.

Ed attended high school in New Jersey, where he met and shortly later married his best friend and soul mate, Doris M. Jones. Together, they raised three children. Ed worked as a commercial electrician for 30 years. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). His love for camping and hunting in Colorado was all it took to relocate the family there, where they not only lived off the grid, but off the land. Ed generated their own electricity, boiled their own water, and worked their ranch of buffalo, pigs and cattle.

Over the years, they also called Arizona, New Jersey and Pennsylvania home, before moving to Florida in 1997. Ed was very knowledgeable of automobiles and how they operated, and enjoyed going to NASCAR races. He was such a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and will be deeply missed.

Ed is survived by his beloved wife of almost 52 years, Doris Haig; son, Todd (Bonni) Haig of New Jersey; daughter, Leona (Mark) Czwartacki of New Jersey, daughter-in-law, Amy Haig of New Jersey; brother, Robert Haig of Cape Coral, Fla.; grandchildren, Olivia, Eddie, Mark, Brynne, Kimberly and Jaid; and great-grandson, Jackson. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Edward Haig IV; and sisters, Jane Kalnas and Virginia Haig.

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Arrangements are by Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia.

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