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ZACHARIAS, Edward Henry

December 10, 1943 – Blucher, Saskatchewan
November 20, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Edward, devoted husband, adored father, much loved grandfather; “Grampa Ed”, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at home surrounded by family and love at the age of 74 years.

Edward was born in Blucher, Saskatchewan on December 10, 1943, oldest brother to Bob and Jim Zacharias.

Edward is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Zacharias and her children, daughter Karin Layton; and son, Alan Layton; Ed’s daughter, Loral (Gary) Boylan; and Loral’s mother, Ilyne Zacharias. He is also survived by his much loved grandchildren, Alexandra (Nicolas) Bilodeau, Layton Gillespie, Logan Gillespie, Lyam Boylan, and Nora Boylan; and great-granddaughter Kinley Bilodeau.

Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W., Calgary, AB), on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, 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: 1 (866) 412-4222. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

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

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  1. I was saddened to hear about Ed’s passing and my sympathy goes out to all his family.
    We grew up in the same little country church in Saskatchewan and I remember Ed as always being very kind. When I moved to Calgary as a young, single teacher Ed owned a garage here and when I had car problems he was such a help to me; I have never forgotten the kindness he showed me.
    May the Lord grant you all peace and comfort in the days ahead.
    Sincerely,
    Margie Schroeder Haase

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  2. J Iris Stricker :

    Dear Barbara & family
    Ed was such a wonderful neighbor. A wise and gentle soul. I will miss our chats that we had so many times when we would meet each busy doing something in the yard.
    May your loving memories of Ed help soften the sadness of your loss.
    Iris Stricker

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  3. Ryan Stricker :

    Barbara and the entire Zacharias family,

    My condolences are extended to you on the passing of Ed. My thoughts of him stay true to working in the yard or on a project in the garage. He was always available for a quick hello or a friendly smile. Ed exemplifies what a strong man who could fix almost anything, was a loving husband, father and grandfather and a truly great person should be. He will be missed through and through.
    Ryan Stricker

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