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EDWARDS – William “Lorne”

August 18, 1922 – May 30, 2011

W. Lorne Edwards, beloved husband of Audrey of Calgary, AB, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2011 at the age of 88 years.

Besides his loving wife of sixty-four years, Lorne is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Lyle and Patti Edwards and Glen Edwards; five grandchildren, Jeff Edwards and his wife Kelly, Kyle Edwards, Leanne and her husband Joe Benekritis, Michael Edwards and Colin Edwards; four great-grandchildren, Noley, Deegan and Bode Edwards and Matthew Benekritis. He is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Morley and Shirley Edwards and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Bertha Edwards; a brother Les Edwards; and a sister Dorothy Green.

Lorne will be remembered as a loving husband, supportive father, devoted grandfather and an enthusiastic great-grandfather. He was an avid golfer and an accomplished bowler. He bowled until very recently and took great pride in his ability to score better than many who were much younger than he. As a golfer, he cherished every moment he spent with family and friends at Cottonwood. Lorne loved following the activities of his grandchildren. Whether it was having him in the stands for their many sporting activities, their important milestones, playing golf or just spending time and hearing stories of his time in the Navy, the grandkids were the luckiest kids to have such a great “Poppa”.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, June 3, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Prostate Cancer Centre, Southern Alberta Institute of Urology, Rockyview General Hospital, 6500, 7007 – 14th Street SW, Calgary, AB T2V 1P9
Tel: 403-943-8888, The family would like to thank all the staff at the Rockyview General Hospital and Southwood Hospice for their compassion and care.

In living memory of Lorne Edwards, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Barbara and Jim Burton :

    Please accept our condolences on the loss of a lovely man. We will always remember his infectious smile and interesting conversations. He will be dearly missed at Cottonwood and by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

    Jim and Barbara Burton

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  2. Debbie and Jim Chaytors :

    Please accept our sympathy in the loss of your dear father,father-in-law, and grandfather. The pleasure he got from family showed in his wonderful smile and presence. He had a dignity that is all too rare these days.

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  3. Leslie Elliott & Kimbal Harty :

    Lyle, Patti and Family. It does not matter the age of ones parent or granparent it is still heart wrenching to see them go. Hold fast to your memories and to the good times you have shared because it is through these memories that his spirit will live on in you.
    You are in our prayers,
    Leslie Elliott & Kimbal Harty

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  4. Marty and Joan Shannon :

    Please accept our sincere condolences for the passing of Lorne.
    He was a wonderful man who will be sadly missed but has left many fond memories for all who knew him.
    Sincerely, Joan & Marty Shannon

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  5. Thomas Wharton :

    I am sorry to hear the news and for your loss. My prayers are for you all during this difficult time. Thomas Wharton

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  6. Graham and Garry Doyle :

    We have fond memories of Avenue “I” growing up in Saskatoon.
    Although Lorne was a little older, we enjoyed biking with Les to the airport and Dorothy teaching me piano. Lots of fond memories.
    Our condolences to the family.
    Graham and Garry Doyle

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  7. Gary and Maralee Pozzo and Family :

    Lyle, Patti and Family

    Our deepest sympathies on the passing of your Dad. He was a fine man who always had a smile and kind words. He always made time to chat with us and our sons in the arena’s as we enjoyed those crazy hockey games! We know you all cherish many fond and special memories of him, and pray those memories knowing that the thoughts of friends are with you and hopefully helps ease your pain and brings you comfort.
    Thinking of you

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  8. Leah & Bill Truch :

    We were saddened to hear that our friend and neighbour Lorne has passed.
    We as a family have fond memories of the many chats over the backyard fence.
    We enjoyed the years we were neighbours and reflect fondly on happier times.
    Please accept our profound sympathy.
    Leah & Bill

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  9. Monique Nesset :

    Dear Lyle and family: I am sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. My thoughts are with you during this hard time. Take care.

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