Edward P. Metz passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Hospital on Thursday, November 6, 2014, after a long battle with diabetes and heart disease. He was born in Regina, SK on Jan. 4, 1923. The family moved to the Okanagan area of BC when he was a boy. When he was 18, he joined the army. He served in Sicily, Italy and Holland, where he was wounded and hospitalized for many months. He pursued many paths in his long life, had a keen sense of humor, and so he could relate interesting stories. He enjoyed his years of music with the Circle Ho-Downers group and spent 25 years crafting stained glass projects. His artwork appears in many homes, yards and churches and is a beautiful reminder of his life. Ed is survived by his loving wife, Bea; two sons, Larry (Taffy), Greg (Colleen); grandson, Aaron (Laura) and their children. He will also be lovingly remembered by his four step-children and their spouses; ten step-granchildren; one step-great-grandchild; and a special nephew, Randy Metz (Maggie) of William’s Lake, BC. At Ed’s request, no formal service will be held. There will be a gathering of family and friends in the spring. The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses on Unit 31 for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army, Alberta Division, 9618 – 101A Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB, T5H 0C7 or a local charity of your choice would be much appreciated. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.myalternatives.ca.