With great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Edward Lawrence Ashley on January 8th, 2020 at his home in Chilliwack BC at the age of 74. He is survived by Marianna Ashley (Wright), his wife of 50 years. Daughters, Kathryn Pite, Virginia Ashley (Glen), and sons, Thomas Ashley, Robert Ashley (Tammy). Grandchildren, Henry, Catherine, Daniel, Jessica, Alyssa, Riley, Kymmie, Kaeden, Chayce and Montana, and brothers, Jerry, Gary, and sisters, Valerie, Arlene, Edith, Rosie.
Born in Driftpile Alberta. Edward grew up in Faust Alberta and was the oldest of 11 children. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Susan Sawan, sisters, Judy and Rita and brothers Roland and Johnny.
Edward joined the Canadian Armed Forces at the age of 16 years. After a successful career with the service, he embarked on a second career with the Chilliwack School District as a school bus driver and then as the School Bus Supervisor. He enjoyed camping, fishing, golfing and most of all spending time with his family and close friends. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Celebration of life to be held on January 20th, 2020 from 2:30 pm to 7 pm at the Col Roger Kenwood St John Armory (ASU) 5535 Korea Rd Chilliwack, BC V2R 5X6. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a charity of your choice.