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On October 21, 1997 Charles Alexander Edey passed away suddenly at the age of 83 years succumbing to head injuries suffered as a result of a serious fall. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of sixty one years, Margaret May Jean and their children Joyce (Eddy) of Prince George; Douglas (Evy) of Metiskaw, Leonard of Sicamous, and Rodney (Mavis) of Red Deer. He was predeceased by Byron their special son in April, 1966. "Charlie" was a happy, contented man known for his generosity, dependability and honesty. He was entirely devoted to his family and especially to his sixteen grandchildren: Richard, Randolph, Roman, Iona-Jewel, Roger, Ileana-Joy, James, Daniel, Karen, Laurel-Jean, Brian, Treena, Michael, Nathan, Tyler, Dustin and nine great grandchildren: Bre, Serena, Anthony, Zachariah, Olivia, Christopher, Matthew, Michael, Megan and Nicholas-Charles. He is survived by brothers and sisters; Margaret, Gordon, Jack, Mary, Eileen, Ray and sister Jean. During his lifetime, Charles was an active community participant, coaching minor baseball, serving as a leading and commissioner for Scouts Canada and as a longterm instructor and volunteer for the order of St. John's. He received a citation form the Honorable Roland Michener for 25 years of dedicated service to the Order. With his artistic talent, he was also in demand as a make-up artist for mock-disaster programs. Charles and jean spent twenty enjoyable years farming at Heart Valley before moving to Wanham and then to Grande Prairie. For several years he was employed at Grande Prairie Hardware before becoming an entrepreneur opening his own barber shop. For the next twenty years he barbered and spun his wonderful entertaining tales to his clients and friends. Upon retirement he then spent twenty years working as a guard for the local RCMP, a service he gave his heart to. Funeral service will be held at Oliver's Grande Prairie Funeral Chapel on Monday, October 27, 1997 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Harold Peters officiating. He will be laid to rest at the Grande Prairie Cemetery. In lieu of floral tributes, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Oliver's Grande Prairie Funeral Chapel. Source: Grande Prairie Herald

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