With his family at his side, and supported by the caring and compassionate staff of Belgo Unit, Edmund "Red" MacIver passed away peacefully on Sunday May 19, 2013, at Sun Pointe Village, Kelowna, B.C., in his 80th year. Born in Gould, Quebec, Red was the youngest son of the late John Angus and Mary Ann (Wiseman) MacIver. Red will be forever missed by his beloved wife of almost 58 years, Margaret (Sherk), and his children Deborah (Rodger) Stead, Will (Cheryl) MacIver, Dan (Alicia) MacIver, Wendy (Joe) Ruggeri and Tammy MacIver (Stew Gillespie). Much loved Grandpa of Erin & Adam Stead, the late Luke MacIver, Jacob, Jesse, Daniel & Rysam MacIver, Will Liston, and Jamie & Tyler Ruggeri. Predeceased by his eldest brother Willis Wiseman, Red also leaves behind his sisters Ellen (Clarence) Robertson and Sheila (the late Ronald Lee), sister-in-law Marie Masson, as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.The MacIver family would like to express our sincerest thanks for the care and compassion shown Dad by all the staff at Sun Pointe Village, Kelowna, whose Palliative care program allowed our Dad to die with dignity, surrounded by the love of his family. For those wishing to make a charitable donation, the Canadian Cancer Society, Alzheimer's Society or Threads of Life would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Valleyview Funeral Home, Kelowna, B. C. A private family burial will take place at a later date at Valley View Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home, Surrey, B.C. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.valleyviewfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Valleyview Funeral Home, Kelowna, BC 250-765-3147.
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Published in Bellingham Herald on May 23, 2013