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Obituary - Daniel Edison

Daniel Edison

1952 - 2018

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Edison(2018)

Mr. Daniel James Edison passed away peacefully while surrounded by family in hospital on Saturday, December 29, 2018, at the age of 66 years following a period of declining health.Dan was born in St. Thomas, ON., on December 28, 1952, the eldest of six children. He traveled and worked construction, retiring from Carpenter’s Union, Local 2103 (Calgary) in 2014 working from Fort McMurray. Dan lived his life on his own terms and had a great sense of humor. He loved visiting and reminiscing with family and friends. Dan had a great passion for John Deere tractors, loved tractor pulls and rodeo. He was a great two stepper in his day and always wore western attire, top to bottom. He also enjoyed westerns and country music. Dan was predeceased by his father, Harold Edison of St. Thomas, ON. (2011), son Jordan of Medicine Hat (2011) and one nephew, Patrick Durdle of St. Thomas, ON. (2015). Dan leaves to cherish his memory two sons, James Edison (Nicole) and grandsons, Beckett and Brooks of Barrie, ON., and Jesse Edison (Kayla) and his mother, Colleen of Medicine Hat. He is survived by his mother, Jean Edison of St. Thomas, ON., five siblings; one brother, Robert Edison of Scarborough, ON., sisters, Nancy Durdle (Dave) of St. Thomas, ON., Brenda Edison (Rob McLean) of Medicine Hat, Barb Slota (Tim) of St. Thomas, ON., and Lisa Flintoff (Charles) of Elliot Lake, ON. He was a beloved uncle to Chris, Veronica, Carla, Heather and Charles and great-uncle to Alysha and Jacob. The memory of our loving son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, great-uncle and friend will forever resonate within our hearts. Family would like to thank ALL of the Home Health Care workers who visited Dan daily, enabling him to stay at home until his passing. Dan wished his life to be remembered without a formal service. A private family celebration will take place at a later date.


  1. Roxanne Criembardis:
    Jan 03, 2019 at 10:58 AM

    I am so sorry for your loss. Daniel was a special man and always so generous and kind. He will be greatly missed

  2. Michael Stein:
    Jan 03, 2019 at 11:13 AM

    May our condolences bring you comfort and our prayers ease the pain of your loss.
    So Sorry.... We will miss Daniel ................................................ Michael & Delores

  3. Pamela:
    Jan 04, 2019 at 01:57 AM

    My deepest condolences to all. Daniel was like a father to my sister and I and a part of our family throughout many years. He will he missed by those who knew him well. Daniel was very special, with the kindest heart of anyone I’ve ever known.

  4. Rose Meier Day:
    Jan 08, 2019 at 08:14 AM

    Jesse, I am so sorry to hear that your Dad passed away! I remember him when he would come get you and Jordan from your Mom's on his days off from work. He was such a nice person!! Big hugs young man and I wish you the best!!

  5. Rosalie & D’Arcy Paladeau:
    Jan 09, 2019 at 12:37 AM

    Daniel was a loyal and faithful friend. He was kind and considerate and always kept in touch. You had a great dad, Jamie and Jessie. He will be missed.

  6. Jamie Cain:
    Jan 12, 2019 at 11:11 PM

    Rest in peace Dan. Sorry for your loss. Brenda.

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