It is with great sadness we share the sudden passing of our father, Brian Wakely Edwards, one week before his 95th birthday. He is predeceased by his wife Florence of 64 years, 17 months previous. Leaving to mourn son David, daughter Judi (Dobbin), son-in-law Patrick, brother Dave (Nan-deceased), nieces, great nieces and nephews, cousins and many good friends and acquaintances. He is a decorated veteran of WWII after serving in the Royal Canadian Airforce. A tragic explosion in February 1944, hospitalizing him for 9 months in North Sydney, had serious repercussions on the quality of his mobility in his later years. But that is where he met his lovely bride Florence. After attending Dalhousie University and acquiring several degrees, he pursued a career with Procter and Gamble as Unit Manager for NL and moved to Corner Brook where he raised his family. He purchased a cabin on the shores of Deer Lake which he loved and spent every summer there into his eighties. He taught us how to chop wood, dig for worms, bait a hook, row a boat. He was an active member of the Playmakers and had many a good jig at the cabin with them. Later, when transferred to St. John’s, he belonged to the St. John’s Players, a barbershop quartet, the MUN Festival Choir and for many years, with the Singing Legionaries. He had a strong, beautiful tenor voice. He was a great story teller, a dancer, a fisherman, a sailor, a golfer, a bridge player, a singer, a devoted husband and father. As per his wishes, he spent his final years under his own roof. We gratefully acknowledge all of his caregivers, especially Nelsa, Kenny and Princess for their loving care and allowing him to remain in his own home until his illness. Following Dad’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Funeral service will be held from St. Augustine’s Church, Westerland Road, on Monday, April 1st at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow in the Field of Honour at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. We know he is dancing with Mom now.
St. Augustines Anglican Church, Westerland Rd.
Interment to follow in the Field of Honour at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.