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PAGE, Edward Charles

March 11, 1920 – Calgary, AB
June 12, 2014 – Calgary, AB

Edward was born in Calgary and lived most of his life here. He passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at the age of 94 years surrounded by family. Edward’s life was influenced by many of the major events of the last century. He endured the depression and served honourably with the Calgary Tanks in WWII from 1939-1945 which later became the King’s Own Calgary Regiment. He was proud to be one of the D-Day Dodgers in the Italian campaign.

After the war he continued his involvement with the Canadian Military as a Warrant Officer and then went on to provide tours at the Calgary War Museums up to age 93. Each year he delivered the Remembrance Day poem at the Museum ceremony. Following the war he trained in the new field of TV electronic technology and continued to provide services well into his 80’s.

Edward will be missed by Leita Page, his wife of over 60 years; his children Brian Page (Barbara Page), Gail Sherwood and Maureen Dwight (Harry Lewington); his grandchildren Michael, Ryan, Alanna and Daniel and great-grandchildren Russell, Ben, Suri and Lincoln.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at The Military Museum, 4520 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary, AB. The museum is a flower free facility. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to King’s Own Calgary Regimental Funds Foundation – Museum Fund. Mewata Armoury, 801 – 11th Street SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 2C4, Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Edward Page, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Richard Cruickshank :

    On behalf of the King’s Own Calgary Regiment (50th Bn CEF, 14th Calgary Tank Reg’t) Association, please accept our sincere condolences to the family of Ed Page on his recent passing. It was just last April, that, on Ed’s request, the Regiment celebrated its participation in the Italian campaign, by having a dinner with an “Italian” theme. On the same day, the Regiment opened the newly renovated King’s Own Calgary Regiment Gallery at The Military Museum, where Ed spent many a day conducting tours to visitors. Ed was one of the few surviving World War ll veterans from our Regiment. His stories, and indeed his presence at numerous public and Regimental events, was always anticipated, and much appreciated. Ed will be sadly missed by his Regimental family.
    RF (Dick) Cruickshank, MMM, CD
    Lt-Col (ret’d)

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  2. Darrel Sundholm :

    I’m so very sad about our loss of Ed. He was a good man. I spent a lot of time with Ed travelling in my vehicles going to events that involved the Calgary Tank association and I enjoyed that time. I will remember Ed for excellent comradeship and knowledge of all things events. That is called WISDOM! When he was coming back from the war after six years Ed told me of how his Dad was on the steps of 12th Street Control Tower at the CPR watching his son’s train arrive back in Calgary. That must have be a weight lifted off both their chests. I said to Ed that must have been a sight for sore eyes. Ed just smiled and nodded. That was the understatement of the year or lifetime.

    With sorriest regards,

    Darrel Sundholm CD
    Past President
    The KOCR
    (50 CEF/14 CTR)

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  3. Velda Page Crawford :

    I am very sorry for your loss. Thinking about you, Velda (Jim’s daughter)

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  4. James Baldwin :

    I am sorry to hear about Ed’s passing. I knew Ed through the Military Museums and he was a teacher and mentor to many volunteers there including myself. He had many anecdotes about the war and one of my favorites was his story of manning an anti-aircraft machine gun in England early in the war. He began firing on a low flying German plane. It turned out the German pilot (who survived) was trying to land his crippled plane and the pilot was really mad at the guys who had been shooting at him. I also have heard him spontaneously break into the song about the D-Day Dodgers (in sunny Italy). He sang in tune and with gusto even though he was in his 90’s. Ed will be remembered for his many contributions. Please accept my condolences.

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  5. Pte. Lance Nielsen :

    May god rest Mr. Page in peace. Thank you to Mr. Page for his service to Queen and Country. Thank you to his family for their support to the troops.

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  6. AJ Cruickshank, CWO, RSM Kings Own :

    The soldiers of the regiment will miss Ed, but will remember him as a long serving member of the regiment who provided all the support he was able. We were very proud to see him at St Georges Day this year with the regiment. We will remember him.

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  7. Ed Page was a true inspiration to all that knew him. He represented the true values of humanity by serving his country with honour and distinction, both in time of war and peace. Ed worked tirelessly to improve the King’s Own Regimental Gallery at the Military Museums in Calgary to benefit and enrich the knowledge of all Canadians and foreign visitors who visited the Museum.
    I personally will miss your presence at the Mewata Warrant Officers & Sergeants Mess, on the eve prior to November 11th, when you would so eloquently recite all stanzas of John McRae’s poem; “In Flander’s Fields” for the Toast to the Fallen Comrades at our annual Remembrance mess dinner. Your presence will also be missed on St. George’s Day in the RSM’s office when the toasts are presented to the Guidon and the Regiment.


    Ken Vivian, MMM, CD
    CWO ( Ret’d)

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