Boswell, Edward John

BOSWELL – A well-known resident of the Empress and Brooks districts, Edward John Boswell passed away on February 29, 1972 in the Brooks General Hospital at the age of 84 years.

He was born in Craven, Sask. on January 9, 1888.

He homesteaded in the Empress district in 1912 and moved into the tow of Empress in 1948 here he was employed by the C.P.R. and later operated a tire repair shop for several years.

He was manager of the Empress Hotel for thirty-five years and retired to Brooks in 1959 where he has resided since.

He was an avid goose hunter and guide for many years.

He was a member of the L.D.S. Church.

He was predeceased by his wife on October 06, 1966, also three sons, John as an infant, Kenneth who was killed overseas in 1944 during the Second Word War while serving with the 8th Battalion Cameron Highlanders and Melville in 1951.

Surviving are five sons, Earl of Nelson, B.C., Harvey of Medicine Hat, Eric of Brooks, Ossie of Calgary and Gordon of Edmonton, twenty-nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two brothers, Harry and George of Regina.

Funeral service was held in Smith Funeral Chapel, Brooks on Monday, March 6th at 2 p.m. with Bishop Douglas Evans officiating. Interment was in the Brooks Cemetery.

Pallbearers were his five sons and Bob Boswell.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Brooks bulletin    March 02, 1972           Roll 20   Image 954