Edward Knut Swanson

It is with great sadness we announce the death of our beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather who passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at the age of 92 years.

Edward is survived by his loving family: children: William (Barbara), Colleen (Michael Paull), Patrick and Deborah; siblings: Gladys Stenhouse and brother Gordon (Frances). Edward was predeceased by his wife Lorraine in 2012, son Daniel in 2017 and daughter Donna Marie in 1972; as well as sister Margaret Austin and brothers Bill, Alfred, Harry, Norman and Donnie.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, October 18, 2019 at Riverbend Lutheran Church, 495 Rhatigan Road East NW, Edmonton, AB.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation, Diabetes Foundation or Salvation Army.

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Riverbend Lutheran Church - Edmonton

495 Rhatigan Road East, Edmonton AB T6R 1J2

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David Swanson

Hi I’m Donnie’s Son, David Swanson. Back in the mid seventies my Mom Barb Swanson drove Grandma Swanson, my Brother Steve and Sister Lori from Red Deer to Jasper. What memorable trip Uncle Eddie took me to where he worked and soon I was sitting on a Zamboni ice scraper. We went round and round at what felt like a huge velocity when Uncle Eddie said “Would you like to drive the Zamboni” while that was like asking me if I wanted ice cream. I envisioned myself whipping around the corners like he did but what really happened was I was able to steer it for a few seconds while going straight but it was incredible! On the way back from the rink Uncle Eddie had another surprise for me “You ever seen a Porsche before” he said. “No” I replied. So off we went and I saw my first Porsche a 911 in red. During that trip at my request I drove the Zamboni and saw the Porsche many other times. Uncle Eddie had so much patience and kindness for me he was an amazing Uncle that made lifetime memories for me.

Trisha Swanson

Uncle Eddie you will always be treasured and deeply loved by me. You were like a second father to me and I am so grateful for the wonderful times we shared. One of my favorite memories is when several of us cousins went for a swim in the Red Deer River and unknown to us there was a huge storm approaching. Uncle Ed and my dad Bill came to the rescue and got us home safely, just as huge hail fell!
And I still say, there are no moose in Canada, eh Uncle Ed?

Debi Rexin

I too was very sad to hear of Ed’s passing. I also worked with Ed and Neil Wilson some 30 years ago in Jasper. I have very fond memories of him and will never forget his sharp wit and amazing sense of humour. Farewell Ed. Debi Rexin

Neil & Mary wilson

We were so sorry to hear of Eds passing. Thank you for letting us know. It was great to talk to Debbie on the phone. Like I said to her Ed was like a second father to me at times and I enjoyed working with him for the years I had the good luck to do so.
I remeber the time when we won a prize in the wild cow milking at the Jasper rodeo and the stories he told of somehow walking through a glass door.
Ed leaves behind a legacy of ice makers that made it all the way to the NHL plus many memories of his great chef skills.
We miss him and will always remember him
May he rest in peace and make the best ice where ever he may be
Love Mary and Neil

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