Edey, Edward Gordon

Regiment: 49th Royal Regiment, Edmonton

Born on November 26, 1916 in Bow Valley AB, Edward Gordon Edey was one of 5 children of Alexander and Margaret Edey. In 1931 the family came from Carmongay AB to Kadot Lake to homestead. Gordon and his siblings went to school at West Vale and Heart Valley.

Gordon served in WW II with the 49th Royal Regiment, Edmonton, enlisting April 1940, and being overseas from July 1940 to June 19, 1945.

He was married to Dorothy on June 26, 1940, and they had 2 children: Lorne and Linda. They took VLA land and farmed for 10 years. On August 7, 1950 there was a snow storm which unfortunately flattened their crop, and they had to work for the winter. Gordon went to Redwater, while Dorothy went to Edmonton. They quit farming when Gordon required a back operation. He drove school bus in the Sexsmith area, and then moved to Dawson Creek BC where he was a mechanic for Cochshutt. After another back operation, he worked as a partsman. In 1977 Gordon helped his father move to Vancouver, spending 6 months there. Gordon and Dorothy moved back to Heart Valley in June 1978, and they resided with his brother, Jack, on the farm.

Edward died on June 8, 2006 in Maple Ridge BC.

Source: Daily Herald Tribune April 4, 1940
Grooming the Grizzly pp. 300 – 301
Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows News Obituaries, June 8, 2006