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May 11, 1939 - March 12, 2014
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Edward "Ed" Aie announce his sudden passing in Calgary on March 12, 2014. Edward was born on May 11, 1939 and grew up in Ashcroft, BC. He was the seventh of eight children and is predeceased by his parents Wong Du Dai Aie and You How Lim Aie and his sister Betsy. Ed is survived by siblings Lil Martin, Betty Wong, Loyd (Renee) Wongs, William (Chui Chu) Aie, Renay (Cort) Larson and Jerry Aie. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Ed attended Ashcroft High School and graduated in 1957. He later graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering. Upon graduating, he was hired by Pan Canadian Petroleum Ltd. (related entity Canadian Pacific Oil and Gas (CPOG) now Encana) where he was employed for 25 years in Calgary. After a successful career and considerable contributions to the company, he decided to enjoy early retirement in 1989 and pursue personal ventures, including real estate management. During his retirement, Ed enjoyed curling, golf, and visits to the casino on a regular basis to further socialize with dear friends. He was an active volunteer and contributor to numerous charities. Ed expressed continued commitment to his birthplace and demonstrated his belief in the value of education by establishing an annual scholarship award with Ashcroft Secondary School. Ed's loyalty, friendship, gentle demeanor, genuine character and endearing smile will always be treasured. With loving thoughts and deep respect, his family will always remember him for his wise advice and sincere generosity. With respect and deepest condolences, we acknowledge Ed's circle of friends in Calgary. Your kind wishes and enduring friendships with him are sincerely appreciated. Our prayers and loving thoughts remain with you. Rest well, Ed. Our loving brother, uncle, and friend. A celebration of life will be held Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Ashcroft Zion United Church located at 401 Bancroft Street, Ashcroft, BC. In honour of Edward's memory, and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Breast Cancer Foundation. THOMPSON VALLEY FUNERAL HOME, Ashcroft, BC entrusted with arrangements.
Published in The Calgary Herald on Mar. 22, 2014