Elved Diamond Edwards

Elved Diamond Edwards

June 9, 1925 – September 21, 2017

Sadly we announce the passing of our dear father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Elved Edwards.

Dad passed away peacefully at Cascade Hospice September 21st at the age of 92.

Elved is survived by his best friend and wife of 69 years, Joyce. Son Lawrie (Carol) and daughter Sheryl (Eggert) Rasmussen. Grandchildren; Shauna (Denis) Labelle, Kelsey (Jason Finnigan) Edwards, Thomas and Spencer Rasmussen. Great-granddaughters; Abbie, Josee, Genevieve (born on Great Pop’s 88th birthday) Labelle and Eva Rasmussen.

Also left to cherish wonderful memories; his brother Ron (Carol), cousin Reg (Inez), extended family and dear friends.

Elved was born and raised in Winnipeg. At 18 he enlisted in the Navy serving two years on the HMCS Lasalle.

He was a very proud (and rightfully so) Veteran of WW II and an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion (most recently Branch 280 Vedder).

When Dad returned from service he resumed his duties at Manitoba Hydro where he met the love of his life, Joey. Elved and Joyce were married June 26, 1948 and welcomed Lawrence in April 1949. In November 1954 Sheryl arrived to complete their family of 4.

With the exception of his service in the Navy and his days working for Manitoba Hydro, Elved’s career was in the steel industry as purchasing agent and salesman.

In 1963 the family relocated to B.C. He continued his career in the steel industry working in Victoria, Vancouver/Richmond and Abbotsford where he retired.

Some years later Elved and Joyce moved to Chilliwack.

In Dad’s leisure hours he loved to curl, golf, travel, ballroom dance with Joey and their friends (the six pack gang) and spent many fun-filled hours with his family.

We thank you Dad, for all the memories and traditions.

The memories we will cherish; the traditions we will be sure to uphold. Rest in Peace. We love you!!

A celebration of Dad’s incredible 92 years is being planned for later this year.

If family and friends so desire donations to the Cascade Hospice – 45586 McIntosh Dr. Chilliwack, BC V2P 7W8 or the Canadian Cancer Society, would be greatly appreciated.


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