Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of Edwin’s life on August 10th at 2:00 pm at Broadview Evangelical Free Church, 350 30th St. NE, Salmon Arm, BC. The family is grateful for the condolences, but declines flowers.
Edwin Duncan Shields of Salmon Arm, BC, passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at the age of 85.
Edwin was born to parents Jeremiah and Jean on May 9, 1930 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His first three years were spent in Quibell, Ontario before his family moved west to the Prince George area of BC. It was in Prince George he met the love of his life, Carol Wilkins. They were married September 18, 1954 and had three daughters.
Edwin enjoyed working hard in a variety of jobs in sawmills, logging, truck driving and operating heavy equipment. In 1978, Edwin and Carol moved to Salmon Arm where he built his third family home.
Edwin is survived by his wife Carol and daughters Debra, Roxana and Lynn (Darrel) Collins, grandchildren Ari, Malcolm, Gabriel, Michaela, Trevor and Spencer, sisters Audrey Brotherston, Betty Walker, June (Dick) MacEachern and Eleanor Perri, his sister-in-law Georgina and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jeremiah and Jean, his brothers Jeremiah, Everad, Ken, Stanley and Alvin, his sister Agnes and grandson Tyler.
The family is grateful to all the home care nurses and care givers, hospice volunteers and a special thank you to Dr. McDonald for all your comforting care for Edwin.
Edwin’s warm, welcoming ways and sense of humour will be missed by all who knew him.