John Alan Edgeworth
June 27, 1949 – August 7, 2015
It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our brother John Edgeworth (Edgy).
John passed away at the Extended Care Unit of the Saanich Peninsula Hospital after his long struggles with complications from diabetes.
He was born second son to Thomas George Edgeworth and Beatrice Eva (Winter) Edgeworth in Shawinigan Falls, Quebec June 27, 1949. The family moved to Montreal in 1957 where John grew up until he left to attend the University of New Brunswick in 1968. In 1969 John came to Kitimat for a summer job.
John and his brother Dave had several stints in Kitimat during the early seventies, with John being the first to settle in Kitimat in 1976. He became a millwright at the Alcan smelter and made many close friends both in and outside the plant.
John loved skiing, sailing and the warmth of the sun. He greatly cherished the many trips to Hudson Bay Mountain both on the Alcan ski bus and on trips with friends. He also had very fond memories of the sailing trips up and down the Pacific coast with his good friend Paul and his family.
John left Kitimat and moved to Sydney BC on Vancouver Island in 1997, as the health care he needed was not available in the north. He loved living on the peninsula and spent many hours enjoying the spectacular scenery and island waters.
John was predeceased by his parents and is survived by his brothers David (Marilys), Kitchener, ON, and James (Doe), Kitimat, BC; and his sister Janet (Ray), Dartmouth, NS.
John will be missed by his family, all his nephews and nieces and by his many friends and coworkers. The family wishes to thank the many health care workers who have helped John over the years.
Donations in John’s name will be appreciated for the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation of Canada.