Beloved husband, devoted father, proud grandfather, and loyal friend passed away peacefully in his home on March 6. He is survived by Gwen, his wife of over 69 years; his son Leroy (Jean) and daughters Susan (Barry Grove) and Brenda; and his grandsons Quinton (Lisa), Clayton, Garrett, Leroy, Bryn, and Deverick. He was sadly predeceased by his brother Vallner and his son Karl.
Edgar was a first generation Canadian born in Vancouver to immigrant Swedish parents. He grew up in the Aldergrove area and often reflected on how fortunate he was to have grown up at a time when streams and rivers had plenty of fish and wildlife was abundant.
In 1940 he married Gwen Jones and they started their life together in a logging camp at the head of Harrison Lake. They have many humorous stories of their time in the camp.
Edgar was self-employed for the majority of his long career. As a contractor with D7 and D8 bulldozers he cleared land and developed roads and power lines covering hundreds of acres from Vancouver to Hope and at Sorrento. He brought values of integrity, trust and honour to his work. Edgar was the architect of his life to the end and will be missed immeasurably.
There will be a graveside service on Saturday March 13, 2010 at Hazelwood Cemetery at 11:00am with a memorial tea to follow at the family home from noon to 3:00pm (33731 Lincoln Road, Abbotsford).
In lieu of flowers please donate to your favourite charity.