Graham L. Downey

1937 – 2019

Graham Downey passed away peacefully on December 14, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer.  Graham is lovingly remembered by his wife Norma; his daughters Monica Messier (Shawn) and Colleen Peters (Norm); his beloved grandchildren Branden, Kayla, Morgan, and Sydney; and his sister Marg Milner (Rick).

Graham was born in Edmonton but spent his younger years in Canoe, BC and Barrhead, AB.  After spending two years surveying in the jungles of Indonesia, Graham became a Realtor, and remained a member of the Edmonton Real Estate Board for over 55 years as well as a member of the Appraisal Institute for over 50 years.

Graham was a Master Mason and was a member of Patricia Lodge #91 as well as the Al Shamal Shriner’s Club.  He was a member of Scottish Rite and the Royal Order of Scotland.

Graham was blessed with a loving family and many wonderful friends whom he met through various organizations including Jaycees, Rotary Club, Real Estate, Racquetball, and the Derrick Club; as well as many other endeavors that he was involved with.

Graham was a man of integrity and a true and loyal friend.  His life was one well-spent and he will be forever missed by his family, friends and community.

A Celebration of Graham’s life will be held on January 3, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Ellerslie Road Baptist Church, 10603 Ellerslie Rd SW, with a reception to follow at the Derrick Golf and Winter Club, 119 Street & 34 Avenue.

If friends so desire, a donation may be made to the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation or the Salvation Army, charities that were near and dear to Graham’s heart.

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Celebration of Life
Ellerslie Road Baptist Church

10603 Ellerslie Rd SW, Edmonton, AB T6W 1A1

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Kim Johnston

I only met Mr. Downey on a couple of occasions but my impressions of him were both extremely positive. Kind, caring, friendly and respectful and a great family man. My deepest condolences to Colleen & family. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Kathy Soldan

Hi, I am so very sorry to read about Graham’s passing! I knew Graham through our family business Soldan Fence & Metals Ltd., which we sold in 2009.
My father, Harry Soldan who passed away in 1983, used Downey & Associates for all his appraisal needs. At the time Graham was a number of years younger than dad and he was always so impressed with Graham and his polite, friendly and ethical business ways in a world where those traits were hard to find.
Graham continued to look after our needs through my generation and I too always thought the world of him and his warm professional manner. He was truly a man of integrity and feel honored to have known him.
My deepest sympathy to all of you.
Kathy Soldan and Family

Gary Krutzfeldt

Graham was an incredible man! One of the kindest and most giving persons I’ve ever got to know in the real estate industry over the years.
He was always smiling, warm and welcoming to anyone he met or knew. He will surely be missed by the many friends he’s made over the years. It was a privilege having him as a friend.

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