May 9, 1930 – August 1, 2015
at the age of 85 years
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.
I am Eleanor, forever my big brother EGGINS (pet name as a child) baby sister. I loved him dearly. He was always so easy to talk with non-opionated gentle. Always making fun and teasing. Miss ya so much but know you are happy a great time with family.
To my lovely lady friend, Carol please accept my deepest condolences I am so very sorry for your loss of your dearest and best friend. I only just found out of Edwin’s passing after reading the ‘family thank-you’ to all who supported and helped you thru this most difficult and trying time.
I have many funny memories of your precious Edwin, one being I called him Eddiewin, another – his ability to make me laugh! No matter the time of day, whatever I was doing, where ever I was – Eddiewin always showed up laughing the strangest sounding laugh, which of course made me laugh to the point of happy tears! Oh the story’s, his making you walk the plank (would be better if you told the story, so funny).
Eddiewin, a most special kind of man – always more than willing to help, always thrilled to see his beautiful bride at the end of her work day………..Eddiewin, you will be missed. I along with so many in our community, are grateful God brought you into our lives, blessed with your wonderful sense of humour and compassion for all those around you. I will remember for always your laughter and friendship………Thank you! Good nite dear friend………..BJ Quinn
We were very saddened to hear of Uncle Edwin’s passing. He was special to us because he had such compassion for others, and true love and pride for his family.
As Ken said, “my Uncle Edwin could do anything that he turned his hand to.” We would have come to his funeral, but Judy just underwent knee replacement surgery last week, and we need Ken here to care for her and the farm. There’s no doubt that Edwin is in a good place where pain and suffering is no more. Take care.
Our condolences to aunt Carol and family. Uncle Edwin was a very special person rip
Denise and Jim
Dear Carol, Debbie, Roxana and Lynn
We are so sorry to hear that you have lost Uncle Edwin. He was such a kind and caring man and we have fond memories. He loved to tell the funny stories about the family and stories to make people feel proud. The tribute he paid to our Mom, Agnes ,was so thoughtful. We hope your happy memories will give you peace.
Dear Carol, I am saddened for you to read that Edwin has finally embraced the peace of a rest well earned. I know you are devastated but I also know that for Edwin it is a blessing. Take heart and know that all is well and the day is fast approaching when Edwin and Wendell will be reunited with us as the Lord Jesus returns to restore this world. He will rule in righteousness and all those that love Him will rejoice. God Bless