… a strong, gentle husband, father, grandfather who is now resting peacefully. Edge passed Saturday, March 5 at the age of 78. He fought a battle with cancer since 1997. He succumbed to his 7th battle against cancer. Through it all one of his favourite things to do was bug the nurses and make them laugh. He loved nothing more than frequent visits with his family. Edge left a lasting impression on everyone that had the privilege of having him in their lives. He was quick witted. You would never leave his side without a tear and a smile from laughing. The ones who got the most attention over the years were his dogs. Oh he loved his dogs. Edge and Norma would rescue dogs, clean them up and find a home for them but then Edgie would always want to keep them. Well he is now running around in heaven, pain free chasing all of his dogs that have been waiting for him. His little dog Lucy passed 3 days before he did. Wow she was for sure going with him. Another of Edge’s great loves was building & creating. He was so smart and so talented. He loved carpentry and was skilled at every trade. He spent a lot of time in his huge workshop. He also lived to camp, fish & he loved to walk in the bush. He always took his dogs to the creek behind their place.
He was born September 20, 1937 in Thorsby, AB. He was one of 12 children. At the age of 4 his family moved to Creston, BC where he lived until he left home at the age of 16. He worked on the rigs and other jobs until he found his place in Weyburn, Sk where he met the love of his life, Norma McFadden. They were married on July 5th, 1957. They enjoyed 58 1/2 years of love and fun together. They were a power couple. In 1980, Edge acquired employment at the Fording River Coal mine in Elkford, BC. A big move from the farm in Sk where Edge farmed and worked in a creamery for 20+ yrs. He always loved the mountains. He was home. Once he retired from the mine, Edge & Norma built their own place on a small acreage in Grasmere/Rooseville where he spent his final years. Edge is survived by his one true love, Norma Halladay, his 4 kids, Teresa Halladay (Dave Purvis), Rob Halladay (Diana), Diane Halladay (Ken Dmytriw), Darren Halladay (Tracey), Grandchildren, Jeff Dyck (Crystal), Mitchell Dyck, Steven Halladay (Tracey), Aaron Halladay-Dmytriw, Brandi Halladay (Jon Dustin), Edge Halladay Jr (Larissa), Great Grandchildren, Kyra & Mekaela Kallies (Dyck), Jordyn Halladay (Steve), Savannah & Liam Halladay (Edge Jr). Edge is predeceased by his parents, Conrad Webster Halladay, Frances Halladay and his 11 brothers and sisters Florence, Ellen, Wenonah, Cy, Lillian, Beatrice, Wilbur, Mildred, Margaret, Richard, Sybil.
The family sends out heartfelt thank you’s to the staff at the Elk Valley Hospital: Dr Lowen, the Nursing Staff, the cleaning staff. You all provided such comfort and caring over the years and especially in the final days.
A Memorial and final goodbye was held on March 16 at 1 pm at the Elkford Community Conference Centre.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Memories & condolences shared at www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.