EDEY, Robert George Wesley
August 22, 1938 – October 21, 2011
On October 21, 2011 we lost our friend, husband, father, grandfather, mentor and role model. Bob was born in Calgary, Alberta. He was predeceased by his parents, Emma and Stuart Edey.
Bob was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces for 21 years, serving Cold Lake Alberta, Baden Baden West Germany, Bagotville Quebec, and finally in Comox. After retiring from the Airforce, he became a school teacher. He taught at Comox, Cumberland and Lake Trail Junior Schools, retiring from Highland secondary in 1998 after 20 years of teaching. Throughout this years, Bob volunteered many hours of coaching hockey, basketball and baseball at both the schools he taught and at the community level. For a number of years he also umpired fast ball and slow pitch and refereed hockey ~~ the latter was terminated after a brief period because he sustained more injuries than in all his years of playing and coaching the game. In his spare time he enjoyed golfing, curling and socializing with his many friends.
After retiring, Bob volunteered with the Community Justice Centre, enjoyed traveling and playing with his perfect grandchildren.
Bob survived his wife Donna for 50 years; also is survived by his son Craig (Laura) Edey, daughter Cheryl (Grant) Martin, and his grandchildren Spencer, Daneige, Lucas and Keira. His brothers Howard (Rita), Don (Charlene) and Daryl (Linda), his sister-in-law Gladys Palmer and many nieces and nephews.
A sincere thanks to all the doctors, nurses and Home Care people that cared for Bob throughout his illness over the past 8 years and a special thanks to Dr. David P. Musgrave for his 31 years of care for Bob and his family.
Bob will be missed by many friends and family. Thank you for all of your kindness. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice. There will be no service at his request.
To live in the hearts of those we love is never to die.