There TMs sad news to report about a former Pay it 4Ward $400 recipient.
Ed Langlais, a Winter Texan who TMs believed to have inspired countless numbers of people to donate food, has passed away back at his home in Minnesota from Leukemia.
FNB Insurance and Action 4 News paid tribute to Ed TMs impact in the Rio Grande Valley during Thursday night TMs weekly edition of Pay it Ward on Action 4 News at ten.
Ed was first introduced on Pay it 4Ward last March.
He was surprised with the Pay it 4Ward prize at his Winter Texan park home in Mission.
A fellow El Valle Del Sol Park resident nominated Ed for his charitable work and kindness.
Ed will be remembered as a champion for filling the shelves at local food banks to help feed the hungry.
He talked to Action 4's Ryan Wolf back in March about how growing up hungry as one of 7 kids, inspired him to make a difference here in the Valley.
"I never forgot that," he said. "I came down here and saw the need. That's the least I can do... Pay it 4Ward."
In lieu of flowers at Ed's funeral services last Saturday, his family asked for a donation to be made to the Mission, Texas Food Pantry.
His friends at El Valle Del Sol Park in Mission believe that TMs proof of just how dedicated he was to his belief in making a difference when it comes to fighting hunger.
Ed Langlais was 79-years-old.
Edward Ed Langlais TM Obituary: (Star Tribune)Langlais, Edward "Ed" Age 79, of Outing, MN formerly of Lakeville passed away Oct. 20, 2012. He was a wonderful husband to Delores; father to Debbie, Tim (Susan), Mike (Robin). Survived by 8 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; sisters, Jeanette (Lloyd) & Terry (Larry); other loving relatives & friends. He was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need by volunteering at charitable events. His spirit lives on in the hearts of those who knew him. Memorial Service Sat. Oct. 27, 2012 at 12:00 PM at Cremation Society of MN, 4343 Nicollet Ave., Mpls. 612-825-2435. Visitation 1 hour prior. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery with his son, Don. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be donated to Mission Texas Food Pantry