Peacefully at home, July 10, 2017 in Sechelt, B.C., with his devoted wife at his side. Predeceased by his first wife Norah (Hanlon); his sister Margaret (George Bennett); his son John (Anita Wein); and his stepson Mark Allan (Leslie Allan Denko). Edwin is survived by his wife Kathleen Hovey; his children Fr. Paul, Julia (Alan Ives), and Mark; his stepson Christopher Allan (Charlotte Healey); his grandchildren Sybil, January (Paul Lourenco), Rachel (Jeff Saunders), Keely (Giovanni Pennati), Leslie (Braden Kohl-Lipinski), and Matthew; his step-grandchildren Audrey and Noah Allan; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Born April 7, 1924 in Stockport, Cheshire, England, Edwin served in the Corps of Royal Military Police in WWII and was a member of the Blackpool Police. He moved with his family to Canada in 1953 and worked in management for British Petroleum and the Business Development Bank of Canada. In retirement, he volunteered with Community Police Offices in Ottawa, Ont. and in New Westminster and Pender Harbour, B.C.
Edwin was a charming, dapper and caring gentleman, deeply spiritual and generous in his community work. His great interests were calligraphy and illuminated lettering, which he taught for many years; military history and history in general; painting; and telling anecdotes about his times in England during the war and afterwards. He was an active member of the Canadian Legion and Toastmasters for many years.
A private interment for immediate family will be held at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Burlington, Ont. at a later date. Grateful thanks to Dr. Bruce Robinson for his kindness and care over the years. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada would be greatly appreciated.
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