Eddie Awid beloved husband of Sherrill of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at the age of 73 years.
Eddie was born on February 7, 1933 in Edmonton, AB. In 1964, he moved to Calgary and started Alberta Giftwares Calgary. He was also an entrepreneur involved in restaurants, commercial developments, real estate and various other endeavours. Eddie was a member of the Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club, the Shriner’s, and the Ranchman’s Club. He was involved in many charitable organizations. Eddie loved nothing more than an adventurous game of golf, party poker or gin rummy accompanied with a treat to satisfy his sweet tooth; his biggest weakness. He was quite the character, almost always capable of finding humour in any situation and bringing laughter in the hearts of those who needed it the most. Eddie has been quoted as saying his biggest accomplishment was his loving wife Sherrill, his greatest moment was the day they met. His favourite song of all time is “What a Wonderful World”, by Louis Armstrong. Eddie always looked forward to his annual trip to Palm Springs each year in April with his wife Sherrill.
Besides his loving wife of twenty-three years Sherrill, Eddie is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Mardi and James Elko; and their children Kierra and Mya, all of Edmonton, AB; his son Jamal Worobec of Calgary; and his step-daughter and her husband, Bev and Darren Lindsay; and their children Cody and Chase, all of Lloydminster, AB. Eddie is also survived by his two puppies, Tom and Jerry, who brought him the utmost joy, happiness and companionship. He is also survived by his brothers, Richard, Sine, Ken, Teddy and Jim; and his sisters, Lila, Lily and Minnie. Eddie was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Mickey and Alec; and sisters, Emily, Mona, and Zina.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Thursday, July 27, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433.
In living memory of Eddie Awid, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences