Edwin McDermott

Obituary of Edwin McDermott

Edwin McDermott went home to be with the Lord, October 25, 2021, at the age of 90 years. Edwin was born in Fort Vermillion, Alberta and came down the Peace River by river boat with livestock and supplies to homestead in High Prairie at just 14 years of age. Edwin provided for his family through the years working as a carpenter and farming. He also had a passion for music and enjoyed singing and playing his guitar. Edwin’s preferred winter pastime was watching a good ole hockey game, with the Oiler’s being his favourite. Edwin was a master of many and jack of all trades, he took joy in making wooden crafts for family. Edwin’s true determined, hard-working spirit will be lovingly remembered and missed dearly by his wife Lill McDermott; children, Jeanne (Vernon) Lauck, Dennis (Wilma) McDermott, Elaine (Rick) Thompson, Darlene (Simon) Dube; step children, Dale (Debbie Leidl) Wheadon, Hazel (Calvin) Keys, Holly (Garry) Sieben, Paul Wheadon, Paula (Russell) Sebo; 24 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; sister, Martha (Ed) Watson; brothers, David and John McDermott; nieces and nephews, numerous extended family, and several wonderful friends. Edwin is predeceased by his first wife Lucille McDermott; son Robert (Bobby) McDermott; parents, Gordon and Isabelle McDermott as well as numerous brothers and sisters. Edwin’s Celebration of Life will be held at the Family Worship Centre, October 30, 2021 at 1:30pm with Pastor Dallas Bidell officiating. Interment will take place at the Blue Hills Cemetery in High Praire, Alberta, October 31, 2021 at 2:00pm. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND THE LIVE STREAM SERVICE, PLEASE COPY THE LINK BELOW https://www.facebook.com/events/633960964265302/?ref=newsfeed Family wish to extend their sincere appreciation to Dr. Roos as well as the nurses, and hospital staff at the Whitecourt Healthcare Centre for their patience and kindness. For those who so desire, memorial contributions in Edwin’s name may be made directly to Diabetes Canada at www.diabetes.ca or Kidney Foundation of Canada at www.kidney.ca or to The Lung Health Foundation by following www.lunghealth.ca. Condolences may be sent to www.affinityfuneralservice.ca
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Funeral Service for Edwin McDermott

1:30 pm
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Family Worship Centre
4220 Elko Drive
Whitecourt, Alberta, Canada
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