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June 5, 1956 ~ February 10, 2013

Edward "Ed" John Findlay of Granum, Alberta was unexpectedly taken from us on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at the age of 56 years.

Ed was born in Vancouver, B.C. on June 5, 1956, and grew up in the beautiful interior of B.C. where he enjoyed many outdoor activities; as well as cross-country running, playing rugby, and hockey. He graduated in 1974 from the Peter Skene Ogden Senior Secondary School in 100 Mile House, B.C. Ed began his career in the oil and gas industry in the mid-1970s, and continued until his passing. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening, fishing, bird watching, and camping.

Ed will forever be lovingly remembered by his four boys: Shaun, Matthew, Bryan, and Mark; his mother, Virginia "Ginnie" Searle of Hudson's Hope, B.C.; his brother, Bob of B.C.; and his three sisters, Lynn Findlay also of Hudson's Hope, B.C.; Maggie Findlay (Marvin Kraeleman) of Sylvan Lake; and Sue (Gerry) Grubjesic of Red Deer; in addition to the mother of his children, Simone Empson of Eckville; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

"The Findlay Family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude for your many kindnesses."

A Public Memorial Service in Celebration of Ed's Life was held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Rimbey on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with the Reverend Sandra Franklin-Law officiating. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Ed's Memory may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Suite 6, 5015 - 48 Street, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 1S9; or to the charity of one's choice. Condolences to the family may also be expressed by e-mail to:

Service Arrangements for the Late Edward "Ed" John Findlay entrusted to the care of


Rimbey, AB. 403-843-4445

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