Douglas EDGAR

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EDGAR, Douglas Franklin
(WWII Veteran)
June 22, 1924 - January 11, 2014
Doug passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Arnprior & District Memorial Hospital, surrounded by the love of his family. Beloved husband for 62 years of the late Helen Denike (deceased 2011). Loving father of Elaine Senack (Walter), Karen Lyons (Garry) and Heather Edgar Hawk (Bob). Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Jason Senack (Nadeen), Chris Senack (Laurie), Sara Thomssen (Henning), Melissa Lyons and Alexandra Edgar Hawk. Proud great-grandpa of Victoria and Matthew Senack, Molly and Braden Senack, and Dirk and Annika Thomssen. Dear brother of Ruth Darrington (late Bill), and special brother-in- law of Evelyn King (late Dave). Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his parents James Elgin Edgar and Mabel Anderson, and his brothers Bob (Grace), Harold (Ruth) and Alex (Ethel) Edgar. Doug grew up in Warkworth, Ontario. He enlisted in the army and was sent overseas during WWII, where he served as a Signaler with the Canadian 4th Field Regiment, Second Battery. After VE Day, he was promoted to Sergeant and spent 1946 supporting the liberation of occupied Europe. In 1955, Doug and Helen and their 3 daughters moved to Renfrew, Ontario where they lived for the next 53 years. Doug was a well known and respected electrician throughout the Ottawa Valley. Both were very active in the community, dedicating countless hours to volunteer work at the United Church and the Big Brothers Association in Renfrew. In 2008, they sold the family home and moved to Arnprior. Doug spent the last 2 years happily living at the Island View Retirement Residence, where he maintained his independence until his passing. He will be missed by all. The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to the dedicated, hard working staff at the Arnprior Hospital. Special thanks to Drs. Vilis and Kiskis for their compassion and excellent care. Visitation at McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home, 85 Munro Ave. E. (at Lorne St.), Renfrew on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Trinity- St. Andrew's United Church, Renfrew on Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment at Rosebank Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Partners in Caring at Arnprior & District Memorial Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Condolences or donations may be made at
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McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home
85 Munro Avenue
Renfrew, ON K7V 3K2
(613) 432-2866
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Jan. 14, 2014
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