Edgar Laurin, long-time resident of Prince George, B.C., formerly of Kathleen, Alberta, passed away peacefully on July 3, 2016 at the Prince George hospice with his wife and family at his side.
He was 89 years old.
Edgar was born to Arthur and Delphine (Tieulié) Laurin on January 24, 1927 at Vimy, Alberta. In 1934, his family moved to Kathleen, AB where he helped to clear the homestead with his brothers.
He helped with the farm chores as well as worked various jobs in the area.
In 1954, along with Jean Côté, he ventured to Prince George in search of work.
For the next fifty years or so, Edgar worked in the lumber industry falling trees using a power saw and axe.
On April 27, 1957, he married Anita Lavoie from St. Elzéar, Québec and they raised five children.
He is survived by Anita, his wife of 59 years, his children, Jeannine (Steve Fillion), Cécile (Brian Goldfinch), Luke (Twyla) and John as well as his precious 19 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren who brought so much joy to his life.
He also leaves behind his brothers Louis of Grande Prairie and Delphé of McLennan and his sisters Hermine Lussier of McLennan, Sr. Yvonne Laurin of Montréal and Marie Ouellet of Falher. Edgar will fondly be remembered by many nephews and nieces including Henri (Pauline) Laurin of Kathleen, Victor (Diane) Laurin of Kenzie, Marcel (Juliette) Lussier of McLennan, André (Raymonde) Lussier of McLennan, Lionel Lussier of McLennan, Roger (Angela) Laurin of Donnelly, Diane F. Laurin of Falher and Pierrette (Norm Lamoureux) of Girouxville. He was predeceased by his son Dennis and his sister Olivine Lussier.
A small family gathering was held on Sunday, July 10, 2016 in Prince George to honour Edgar’s life.