Edgar Gerald Spence

SPENCE, EDGAR GERALD

JULY 24, 1933 –

MARCH 24, 2011

Ed passed away peacefully at home March 24, 2011. Ed was born in Swift Current SK to Norman and Amy Spence. Growing up on a ranch, Ed enjoyed the outdoors. His love for hunting and fishing began at an early age. Ed married Simone Monette October 11, 1956 and continued to run the family ranch for several years. Ed and Simone moved to Fernie, BC in 1965 where they started their business “Ed’s Sports Center.” As their son’s grew up, they worked at the family business and followed in their dad’s footsteps in their passion for hunting and fishing. After 15 successful years Ed and Simone moved to Penticton, where Ed continued in his entrepreneurial ways helping his sons start their own manufacturing business. Ed was very proud of his 15 years as a volunteer auxiliary RCMP. He was commissioned by the Army to serve as a gun smith and hand gun training officer. Ed was a Master Marksman and enjoyed competing in both Canada and the USA. Ed loved to travel and spend time with his family. He also enjoyed socializing with his friends at the local coffee shop. Ed was a loving husband, father and grandfather; a friend to all who knew him. He will be forever loved and remembered by his wife Simone, son’s Perry (Brenda), Kelly (Karla) and Rene (Sharon). Also his six grandchildren; Amy, Luke, Ian, Desiree, Selina and Marlo. A memorial mass will be held at St Ann’s Catholic Church, Penticton BC, on April 9, 2011 at 10:30 am. Condolences may be sent to the family through providencefuneralhomes.com.


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