Edward Magdall passed away on September 5, 2019 at the age of 87. He spent the last few weeks of his rich and fulfilling life having daily visits and sharing laughs with family and friends while in the hospital - still telling many stories.
Edward was born and raised in Bellevue, Alberta. He was the youngest of two boys and, from a very young age, enjoyed making others laugh and doing anything in the great outdoors. All who knew Ed will know he was a skilled gardener, fisherman, and hunter. Ed was also a dedicated and hard-working man. He was employed for Westcoast Energy for thirty years and even had a hand in developing safety standards that are still being implemented today.
He met the love of his life, Barbara Hilliard, at a dance in Fort MacLeod and they were wed August 4th, 1956. Ed and Barbara enjoyed dancing and gardening and maintained a beautiful and impressive yard together as a team; a wonderful team they were, but the team was not yet complete! In 1966, Westcoast transferred Ed and Barbara to Fort Nelson, BC and, shortly after their transfer in 1968, they brought home the perfect addition to the team - their daughter Lisa. The family resided in Fort Nelson for some time before returning to the Crowsnest Pass and spent their days as a family fishing, camping and visiting with their many relatives.
After retirement, Ed still very much enjoyed visiting with friends and relatives. He loved long chats, running errands and phone calls to those far away telling his many stories of hunting, fishing, and the many impactful people he had met along his journey.
Ed is predeceased by his loving wife Barbara, his brother Jim, and his infant son, James. Survived and lovingly remembered by his daughter, Lisa; son-in-law, Adrian; granddaughters, Hannah (Lance), Sarah, and Rachel; nephews, Don (Heather), Daryn (Janet); and niece Tracy (Bob); and his dear friends and neighbours, Milton and Stella.
A Graveside Service will be held on September 21, 2019 at 1:00pm in the family section of the Bellevue Catholic Cemetery. Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Wetaskiwin Health Foundation (www.wetaskiwinhealthfoundation.com, or 6910 – 47 St., Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 3N3). Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin's Funeral Chapel assisting the family. (403) 562-8555.
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