Edwards, Chester Noel

EDWARDS – Chester Noel Edwaras of Bassano, Alberta beloved husband of Mrs. Eunice Edwards died in Brooks on October 10, 1991 at the age of 89 years.

He was born at Messina, Iowa, U.S.A. and came to Canada in 1907 with his family to High River and moved to Milo in 1914. He farmed in the Lathom area from 1942 until moving to Bassano in 1955.

He enjoyed all sports, especially hockey.

Chester and Eunice (Watts) were married in Namaka on December 29, 1925.

He was predeceased by his son Bill on December 22, 1973 and a son-in-law, Gordon Hawn on May 6, 1984.

He is also survived by his loving children, Margaret and her husband Howard Hawn of Quesnel, B.C., Shirley Hawn of Medicine Hat, Sheila and her husband, Joe Lasante of Brooks, Jeanne and her husband Rod Hood of Bassano, Kathy and her husband Herb Trautman of Morrinville, Alta., Gordon and his wife Liz of Los Angeles, Russell and his wife Hazel of Nanton, Bob and his wife Mary of St. Albert and Douglas and his wife Vera of Sundre; 32 grandchildren; 50 great­ grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Edith Suitor of Calgary and Mrs. Lella Francis of Bassano; his brother, Morrie of Turner Valley and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held at Knox Presbyterian Church in Bassano on Tuesday, October 15 at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Hector Rose officiating. Interment followed in the Bassano Cemetery.

If friends desire memorial tributes may be made to the charity of their choice.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.