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EDWARDS – John Oliver

February 24, 1938 – October 7, 2009

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father John Oliver Edwards on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 in the township of Tema, Ghana, Africa at the age of 71.

John was born in Surrey, England, and relocated with his mother to Montreal, QC, following the end of the Second World War. He moved to Calgary in the 80’s and worked in the Oil and Gas industry for thirty years. John’s family meant the world to him. He dedicated much of his time to his children’s activities where he would spend countless hours volunteering and participating in their lives when ever he could. John had an enthusiasm for life and enjoyed his role as a grandfather greatly. We will miss his generous heart, his unconditional love and gregarious ways.

John was predeceased by his parents Albert Edwards and May (Fedrock) and is survived by his brother Jim Fedrock of Montreal, QC; children Jim Edwards (Donna Krupa, Randi and Brittany), Michael Edwards (Jussara) of New York, Sandra Edwards (Patrick Cassidy), Brigitte Edwards (Marianne Merrill), Misty Elston (Sheldon Zacharias), Heidi Edwards Otteson (Adrian); eight grandchildren, Grant and Madison Edwards, Victoria and Nicholas Cassidy, Taylor and Alexandra Zacharias, and Ethan and Hunter Otteson.

A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Friday, October 23, 2009 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Forward condolences through In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation.

In living memory of John Edwards, 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.

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  1. I wish to offer my condolences to John’s family, on the passing of their father.
    I was engaged with John on several projects in Tema Ghana, at the Tema Oil Refinery, while I worked at Foster Wheeler.
    I found John a very honest, truthful and good friend. I hope he felt the same way.
    John would usually visit me, and my wife Ola at least once a year, when he was in Canada.
    We enjoyed dinners in various restaurants in St. Catharines, Niagara on the Lake, and Toronto.
    I always wanted to visit John in Ghana, but never got the opportunity.
    I will always have good memories.

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  2. Cindy Harrison (Kennedy) :

    Jim, Mike, Sandra and Brig,

    Just happened to come across this while surfing online. So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. He was very kind to me long ago. Although many years have passed since, I will cherish memories of him when we all visited out West to ski. I will remember him fondly for his efforts in patiently trying to teach me how to ski for hours on end.
    May your memories stay close to your heart.

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