Edward SANDVIK

SANDVIK Edward Norman 1922 – 2008 On Tuesday, January 29, 2008 Ed Sandvik passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. Ed was born in Rainy River, ON on August 31, 1922 to Ole and Alvilde Sandvik. After serving with The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada in WWII and seeing action in Holland he returned to Rainy River. Ed worked out of his home town for the CNR as a locomotive engineer for 37 years. Ed was a Mason and a member of Ionic Lodge #461 of the Province of Ontario. As a veteran, Ed also belonged to The Royal Canadian Legion and had 62 years of continuous service. His last posting was Branch #35 in Red Deer, Alberta. Ed is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Bernice, his son, Edward, his daughter-in-law Linda and his grandsons; Steven and Devin Sandvik. He is also survived by two sisters; Eileen (Robert) of Denver, CO and Helen (Don) of Thunder Bay, ON. Ed was predeceased by his brother, Melvin and his sisters; Minnie and Mary. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and friends. Ed enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, boating and snowmobiling. He was also a generous donor to several wildlife organizations throughout Canada and the World. In 2007, he received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Canadian Wildlife Federation for his support. In his retirement with his wife Bernice, he made several trips around the globe, his favorite being the Panama Canal. Ed chose cremation without a funeral service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army Community Services, 4837 – 54 Street, Red Deer, AB T4N 2G5 or the Canadian Red Cross, #100, 1305 – 11 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T3C 3P6. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.parklandfuneralhome.com In living memory of Edward Norman Sandvik, a tree will be planted in the Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium Memorial Tree Park, Red Deer County, AB.