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John Edward Saunders

July 12, 1937 - July 25, 2014


On July 25, 2014, Mr. John Edward Saunders of Edmonton, formerly of Ashmont, passed away at the age of 77 years. He is survived by 2 daughters & 4 sons, Susan (Bill) Swan, Violet (Ron) Twa, Robert Saunders, Lawrence Saunders, Leonard Saunders & Michael Saunders all of Edmonton; mother of his children, Helen Saunders; 6 step-children, Gerry, Joanne, Rick, Albert, Robbie & Patti-Gay & their families; 9 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Fred Saunders, Dale Saunders & Norman (Jeannie) Saunders; 2 sisters, Arlene Wright & Hilda Hawkins; numerous nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by his son, John; grandson, Robert; 3 sisters & 1 brother; parents, Edward & Lillian; second wife, Shirley-Ann Saunders. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 1 at 1:00 p.m. at Ashmont Agriplex, Ashmont. Reverend Robert Wright will be officiating with interment in Ashmont Community Cemetery, Ashmont. If desired, donations may be made to Haying in the 30s (Cancer Support Society) c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1. To send condolences online, please visit www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.


5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1



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From: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Susan Swan
Relation: daughter

To my hero my Dad
I know you are not hurting anymore and i feel comfort in that,i will miss your smile.your sence of humore,your dance with me at every wedding and function but most of all ill miss the many talks we shared and the jokes we exchanged.Dad you are the greatest man i have ever met Ilove you and i will miss you so much. Love always your Susie.

From: Fred and Linda Melenka
Relation: uncle

Edward, your love, understanding and sense of humour will live in our memories forever. You have given us gifts that are more precious than anything in this world. I have no words to describe how much you’ll be missed, how much you are loved and how much you have taught us all. Have a safe journey home Edward…
Our family chain is broken
and our lives are not the same
But as God calls us one by one
The chain will link again.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
With much love, Fred and Linda

From: John Saunders
Relation: Grandson

I wanted to share 2 important lessons I learnt from grandpa at a very young age.
1- I remember one time when Jamie and I were around 7-8yrs old and acting like complete brats(as a lot of kids at that age do) We were driving our Mom crazy and after numerous warnings we could hear grandpa inform Mom to tell us to knock it off or he was coming to the city. We decided to call his bluff….. I think he made it to town in record time!!! I learnt that day that a man does what he says, even when it isn’t fun.

2- In grade 7 I was riding my bike home and noticed something wrong, and thought maybe the chain was loose. I decided(while the bike was moving) to reach down and check the chain with my hand. not smart, and ended up at the hospital to get stitches on 2 digits. the next time I saw grandpa(after he was done laughing at me) he proceeded to tell me “never put your hands were you wouldn’t put your……” . To this day I still remember those words and have never had a hand injury of any sorts & repeat those words every chance I get.

I always took pride in being named after you and uncle willy and a big part of who I am is because of that. Although I will miss you dearly, I am glad your fight is over. As I said to you in the hospital, I hear you, I’ll stay strong and I know what I need to do.

Until I see you again…….

From: Violet (Lulu)
Relation: Daughter

I will miss the 6 am wake up call on the tent You know the day is half over by then according to you I wish I could off said good by, Or see you,
But I did not so till then, tell John we love him and miss him.
Love Lulu

From: Thurston/Eleanor Saunders
Relation: Brothers

we will miss him dearly and we will miss his smiling face and his jokes and his teasing and his phone calls and i will miss helping him out when he needed my help rest in peace

From: Pearl Johnson and Family
Relation: Aunt and cousins

We were all very sad to hear of Edward’s passing, he was always
a much enjoyed part of our lives. Many times he would show up at
Dad’s place ( Mike Johnson) un announced and much to our delight 🙂
He was a great man and we will miss him.

From: Michelle George
Relation: Niece

My uncle was one of the strongest men I have ever met, it didn’t matter how long it had been since I seen him but I alway looked forward to seeing him and hearing him say hello little Mikey, it always made me smile. We will alway miss u but will find comfort in knowing you are being reunited with some really amazing people in heaven. Love u always uncle

From: Don/Stephanie Brian
Relation: Father of neighbour

Thanks Edward for the chats we had over the years. It was always nice to see a smile when we visit. Susan & family were very proud of you.

From: Brenda Phillips
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

Our sincere condolences in the loss of your father and grandfather.
Ken and Brenda Phillips

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
August 1, 2014
Beginning at 1:00pm

Ashmont Agriplex

Ashmont, AB Canada

Ashmont, AB Canada


Date & Time:
August 1, 2014
Beginning at 11:00am

Ashmont Agriplex

Ashmont, AB Canada

Ashmont, AB Canada

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Haying in the 30s Cancer Support Society

c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB  T0A 3A1

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