EDWARDS, Dean Anton
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Dean Anton Edwards – husband, father, brother and friend. Dean passed away peacefully on March 13, 2016 after a fierce battle with cancer. He was 56 years old. Dean was born on January 26, 1960 in Calgary, AB. He was the son of a forester, and grew up moving throughout BC., Alberta, Ontario, Washington and Oregon. He was a heavy duty mechanic for Coast Tractor and then founded Daequip Premium Excavator Attachments where he enjoyed working for the past 21 years.
Dean married Dawne (Cindrich) in 1997 in Maple Ridge, B.C. They were partners and best friends for almost 20 years. They shared two beautiful children, Sydney and Alex, who he loved to take on adventures. Dean enjoyed traveling, fishing, boating, restoring vintage cars, and spending time with family and friends. Every day was a gift to be grateful for, enjoyed and celebrated.
Dean is survived by: his beloved wife, Dawne; his cherished daughter, Sydney; his adored son, Alex; his brother and friend, Kelly (Fylis); wonderful nieces and nephews; and many cousins, aunties and uncles. He was preceded in death by both of his parents, Florence (Hamilton) and Denis Edwards. He was brilliant and full of fun and humour. He will be missed dearly by many.
Special thank-you’s to the lovely team at St. Paul’s palliative ward and to the dedicated doctors & nurses at The Canadian Cancer Society. You were all important people on Dean’s road to Shambala. Thank you for taking such good care of him – we will always carry positive memories of you in our hearts. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made online at Sydney and Alex’s “Langley Relay for Life” homepages or can be mailed to: The Canadian Cancer Society; Sydney and Alex Edwards; #202 – 20434 – 64th Avenue; Langley, BC; V2Y1N4. They would like to continue their fight to help end this terrible disease that has taken too many they love.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Langley Golf and Banquet Center, 21550 – 24th Avenue, Langley, B.C. on Friday, April 22, 2016. A service will be held at 1 pm, followed by the family greeting friends and relatives, and celebrating Dean’s beautiful life from 2 – 4 pm.