When a fire devastated Cedardale in 2017, Veasey, along with his family, actively managed the two-year rebuild and reopening, despite having been diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in 2018.
“Ed was a proponent of living an active life and remaining physically fit,” the note from the family states. “He believed that taking care of his body would allow him to approach life's challenges with an advantage. Ed would say, ‘If you are at your best, you feel your best and you can deliver your best.’
“He truly believed that remaining active allowed him to approach his fight against cancer with strength and courage. When Ed had to reevaluate his plan in recent months he charted a new course and did so with dignity and grace.
“Ed realized his goals of rebuilding Cedardale and enjoying the remainder of his life surrounded by his family and friends. On June 1st he was able to experience the overwhelming response from the community and marvel at the success of his new facility. He was so proud of his family and his Cedardale team and hoped that our members would take full advantage of all that Cedardale has to offer.”
Read Ed Veasey’s obituary in the Eagle-Tribune. IHRSA offers our sincere condolences to the Veasey family. You can learn more about the three-generation team at Cedardale Health & Fitness in the November 2016 issue of CBI.