SEDGWICK, Al (Elwyn) Philias

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Elwyn Philias Sedgwick on Friday, March 25th, 2022.

He has left to mourn him, four boys, Dwayne (Linda), Tim (LauraAnn), Greg (Chris), and Kelly (Chris); seven grandchildren; and numerous family and friends.

Predeceased by his wife Eva in 2010.

Dad was very proud to have been an Edmonton Fire Fighter for 35 years. He always loved telling stories of experiences while working as a Fireman.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday April 9 at 11:00 am in Serenity Funeral Service North Central Chapel, 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton, AB.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Edmonton Firefighters Burn Treatment Society, 7024 101 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6A 0H7.

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Serenity Funeral Service - North Central Chapel

10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T5G 0X9

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Ken Davey

Sorry for your loss. Being a friend of Greg’s I got to know the whole family.

Brian and Jan Wells

We remember Al for his engaging stories of when he, Eva and Family fostered medically fragile children from up north, even hosting families in their home. Also his hilarious stories of antics when working for the fire department as well as some more somber events. He so often had a look of pure mischief. We will miss his friendship.

Betty Dumont

Roger and l thought they were so wonderful to be around. They loved each other and were there for each other and loved their family so much. God Bless the wonderful family they have in their sorrow at this time. They are together once again.

Ashley Sedgwick

The best way to describe grandpa was goofy. He always loved making you laugh, whether it be with a funny face or a hilarious story. I cant tell you how many times I watched him smudge the lenses a pair of glasses just sitting around. Al loved to tell a story and man was he good at it. I especially enjoyed when he would laugh the whole time and you could barely understand what he was saying. The memories I will treasure the most will be sleeping over at grandma and grandpas and waking up early with grandpa for his breakfast routine. Orange juice, a glass of milk, and raisin toast with peanut butter. He would show us funny pictures of Dad and the uncles and tell us all the stories of his 4 boys that were angels. Grandpa will be very missed but the time we had with him was so special and I am beyond grateful for that.

Joy Gregory

To Dwayne, Tim, Greg, Kelly and all of your loved ones,
I loved reading what others have written about your Dad, especially his fellow firefighters. That’s a side of him we didn’t get to know. His wry sense of humour always added to the fun of being around him and your Mom at family gatherings. I hope you find comfort in memories that make you grateful for your place in two lives, well-lived. (Like Auntie Eva, I am a knitter and a lover of garden roses. I think of her a LOT.) Stay well.
Joy & Gary

Ralph & Ruth Hosack

Al & I started with the Edmonton Fire Dept. at the same time We became good friends all the these years up til his passing. I will miss him very much and our condolences to his family. By Al.

Ed Shelenko

I worked a lot with Al. He always brought laughter wherever he went. Everyone had to keep an eye on him as he was constantly playing pranks. A great gentleman to work with even though he got me into trouble with the Officers on shift quite often. I’ll miss you and your shennanigans Al.

Roy & Olive Waselenchuk, Retired D.C.

He always had a special place in my heart because he waited for me at work while my son was being born (52 years ago). My most sincere condolences to the Sedgewick family.

Stephen & Diane Dixon

My first Captain, 1980. Always joking and fun to be around. He would be typing out reports with one finger, we would put a glass of water by the typewriter, and say for your finger to cool down. a frown then the smile.
Always remembered and will be missed.

Marilyn Carling

My condolences to Al’s family. Joe & I always enjoyed Al & Eva’s visits out to Hinton to see Kervyn & Dot. He was such a gentle, kind man with a big heart. We loved hearing his stories. He will be missed.

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