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MADSEN, Edmond (Ed)

August 3, 1931 – July 28, 2019

Edmond (Ed) Carsten Madsen was born in Redcliff, AB, on August 3, 1931 and made his transition in Calgary, AB, on Sunday, July 28, 2019.

Ed dedicated his life to the service of his family, friends, and community. He served with the Calgary Police Service for thirty-five years, starting his distinguished career in 1956 and retiring as Deputy Chief, Bureau of Staff Operations in 1991. Ed will be lovingly missed and forever remembered by his son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Bev Madsen, daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Greg Smith; grandchildren, Stephanie (Scott), Tyler, Ryan, and Karla; great-granddaughters, Abigail and Emily; sister Kaja Westgarth; sisters-in-law, Lois Whitehead, Lorraine Scott, and Hope Madsen; as well as many other relatives and friends. Ed was predeceased by his beloved wife, Dolores, of 54 years, and his brother Andy Madsen.

A Celebration of Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W., Calgary, AB) on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 2:00 P.M.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Calgary Police Foundation, or to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, 800, 7015 Macleod Trail S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2K6, Telephone: (403)290-0110,

In living memory of Ed Madsen, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE NW, CALGARY, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.


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  1. I worked with and for Ed Madsen for many years. I am so very sorry to lose such a very special friend. NO doubt all of Ed’s family and friends will miss him. The Calgary Police Service and all of us who worked with Ed are so very fortunate to have had the privilege to work with a gentleman of his stature. May he rest in Peace.

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  2. Bill Hutchinson

    I had the great pleasure of having worked with Ed during my time at CPS. His honest straight forward Policing style was instrumental in formulating my values and actions as a member of the Police Service. I have many fond memories of those days when policing was much simpler…. Thanks for all your help and guidance Ed.. Rest in Peace

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  3. Jon Netelenbos

    Ed, you embodied integrity and thoughtfulness during your years of oversight of numerous Calgary Police Service business units, divisions, and bureaus. Thank you for your many years of devoted service to our organization and to the community at large. May you rest in peace.

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  4. Deputy Chief Ed Madsen was a true gentleman. He was a man of integrity and compassion. It was an honour to work for him. May he Rest In Peace!

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  5. Our condolences to Ed’s family. He will be dearly missed.
    I got to know Ed through our daughter marrying into the family on Ed’d wife’s side and have been fortunate to have met him on numerous occasions over the years. He was an unassuming man with incredible character the first time I met him and the last I met him. I am grateful to have known him and know that he was a man of integrity and a huge heart. I am sure the City of Calgary Police Force lost a great guy when he retired.
    May he rest in peace and his memory be eternal.

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  6. I was a pleasure to have known Ed Madsen. He was a true gentleman. We would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to Keith , Jill and their families on their Dad’s passing.

    Les & Bea Hamilton
    The Lodge At Valley Ridge

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  7. Art Vanderwiel

    I served with Ed during my 34 years at the Calgary Police
    We were in Homicide together and I remember Ed as a
    kind, caring man. He will be missed.

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  8. Gayle Wilderman

    At the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of Calgary, Ed was a member of the Board of Directors for a number of years. He was a caring, committed and responsible member of the board and gave an interesting perspective to many board decisions. Those community initiatives when the Calgary Police Service worked with youth and youth workers served to build important bridges. Many of the kids looked surprised when a strapping, spit and polish officer said “hello” when he came in for meetings or a planning session.
    Years later, I was pleased to see that he was a member of our condominium community. From helping neighbours to putting up decorations for all at Christmas, he had an idea of service. We are all better off for having had Ed Madsen in our lives.

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  9. Hearing of Ed’s passing saddened both my wife, Sandie and myself, Ray. As members of the Calgary Police Service, we both worked with Ed. He was the consummate gentleman: always fair and always supportive. May Ed’s memories sustain you in this difficult time. We are confident that the integrity he demonstrated on earth has earned him his heavenly Crown. He is not gone, just gone before! The struggles of his last days have ended; rest assured he is at peace.

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  10. Diane (Pittman) Brown

    Ed was a very good friend and past CPS colleague to both my father Bob Pittman (Deceased) and my father in law Fred Brown Sr. (Deceased) We, the children of Bob and Fred, respected Ed greatly . He Often made himself available to the Pittman and Brown families over the years to give advice, support, share information or just lend an ear.
    Ed was a true gentleman. Our condolences to the entire Madsen family.
    Rest In Peace Ed.

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