Gordon Merlyn Edwards

January 26, 2018 5 Condolences Print Obituary

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandpa, and great grandpa.

Gordon was born Dec. 12. 1926 in Namaka. Alberta. Canada and passed away January 24. 2018 at the young age of 91 in Edmonton. Alberta. Canada.

He is survived by 2 Daughters Darlene Edwards and Doreen Poutiainen (Seppo). Wife Dolores. Brothers Russell (Evelyn) and Doug (Vera). Sisters Margaret. Shirley. Sheila. Jeanne, and Kathy (Herb). Sister-in-law Gale, Grandchildren Kati (Antti). Markus (Jenna), 3 Great Grandchildren Reino and the twin girls princess 1 and princess 2 and too numerous to count nieces, nephews and extended family here and abroad.

Gordon was predeceased by Father Chester. Mother Eunice, Wife Elizabeth. Brothers Robert and William. Brothers-in-law Gordon. Howard, Joe and Rod. Sisters-in-law Hazel and Mary.

Born in Namaka Gordon farmed much of his early life in southern Alberta. He moved in 1959 with his wife and daughters to California USA. where he was a welder, mechanic and drill rig operator, and returned in 2013 to Edmonton to be with his daughters.

Gordon was a fun loving guy who enjoyed camping, fishing, boating and sports, especially hockey. His favorite team was the Anaheim Ducks. He had a great sense of humour, was a hard working man. devoted to his family and friends. He will be deeply missed by all those whose life he touched in the last 91 years.

Rest in peace Dad we love you.

A Celebration of Gordon's Life will be held at a later date.

  1. So sorry for the passing of your dad. He will be missed by many and I will cherish the times that we spent together and getting to know him once he moved up here. He visited several times when I was little but the only real memory I have was that time at his brother Doug and Vera’s anniversary. He was such a card and had lots of laughs. May his memory live on in your thoughts and his spirit be a constant in your lives. Know he is not suffering and is with the people that have passsed before him and watching over us. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys at this time. Can’t wait to celebrate his life in the summer!

  2. RIP Uncle Gordon

    • Sorry for your loss….God Bless?❤️

  3. So sorry for your loss,may he rest now and be at peace with others.

    ‘This Bud’s for you’d Uncle Gordon….hugs to you

  4. My Dear Cousins Darlene and Doreen,

    So sad to hear about the passing of your Dad, my Uncle and mom’s brother-in-law. I am so happy that Uncle Gordon was able to move to Edmonton to be closer to you and also for you to be with him for his last years. You were all blessed with that opportunity and with the chance to say good-bye. One of my first thoughts was he is at peace and that “Dad’s big brother” was now with him. May fond memories stay close to your heart in days/years to follow. Uncle will be missed by us all.

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