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JA Snow Funeral Home

339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS

OBITUARY

Edward Joseph Saulnier

1 March , 193410 June , 2019
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It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear father on June 10, 2019 at age 85. Dad is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Mary Louise (St. Clair); and his four children: Darlene Levangie, Halifax; Derek, Dartmouth; Darren, Halifax; and Duane, Grand Pré. Dad is also survived by his grandchildren, Ashlee, Justin (Derek and Sherri); Maris and Jacquelyn (Darlene and Bill); Jillian and Brennan (Darren and Christine); Kenzie (Duane and Jeanne), and great- grandchildren, Callee, Brayden, Jonah and Sam; along with many nieces and nephews. Born in Halifax, to Joseph Saulnier (of Meteghan) and Frances (Aubie) (Bathurst, N.B.). Dad was predeceased by brother, Raymond Saulnier (Halifax); sister, Anita Duggan (Halifax), and sister Marie who died in infancy. Dad spent his early years serving his country in the Navy, to building a career at The Chronicle Herald rising to Manager, Circulation Department. He was a gentle and empathetic man, always lending a hand to a neighbour, a friend, his family, and the vulnerable. Dad was sincere and warm, ready to talk and listen with interest, whether old or young; everyone was equal in his eyes. He was always prepared to go where he was needed, be it to a work or family event or sharing a cup of hot chocolate with one of his paper route carriers. Whether it was through a joke, a story, or lending an ear, Dad had a way to lift your spirits. His greatest pride and joy was his family, and all the achievements each made along the way. Of course his second love was hockey, so it stands to reason his three sons, two grandsons, and his granddaughter were all successful on the ice. An amazing moment was when, he was able to watch as Jill fulfilled her Olympic dream in PyeongChang. One of his few memories of his mother, who died when he was seven, was of him bringing home an injured dog, he and his mother nursing the sick animal back to health, which turned into a lifelong love of animals. Edward/Dad, we were fortunate to be able to call you ours, and will love you forever. Under the care of J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax with visitation on Thursday, June 13th between 6-8 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held in Saint Benedict Roman Catholic Church, 45 Radcliffe Dr., Halifax at 10:30 am on Friday, June 14th. Reception to follow. Because of Dad's great compassion for animals and the vulnerable, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Nova Scotia SPCA and Hope Cottage.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, 13 June , 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, 14 June , 2019
  • Reception Friday, 14 June , 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, 14 June , 2019

Memories

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Lynn Lecreux

19 June 2019

Darlene, Bill and family,
So sorry for your loss. Just wanted to know let you know I was thinking of you all. Darlene, I didn’t know your parents well but have many memories of them both being around during my daycare pick ups. It was obvious you come from a loving family. I hope your mom is doing alright. Such a lovely woman.


Lynn Lecreux (Meaghan and Jodi’s mom) just in case you don’t recognize my last name.

Al Britten

18 June 2019

Many memories of our years at the Herald. Please accept our condolences.
Al & Georgette Britten

Mike Mullally

17 June 2019

I was a paperboy back in the late70's, and early 80's. I remember Mr. Saulnier fondly. Mr. Saulnier used to drop by the house to pick up the newspaper money. He treated everyone with the utmost respect, and made me feel like I was an important part of his business. My condolences to his family.

PatrIcia Smith

15 June 2019

Heartfelt condolences go to the Saulnier family. Edward was such a kind and caring gentleman. Prayers from The Smith Family.

Tena and Jamie Harris

14 June 2019

The Saulnier Family

We have such fond memories of a wonderful, kind man with a smile that was contagious. We often said that his family was lucky to have him. Most often seen with his lawn mower and or tools , he was a joy to chat with. Seen in his car from time to time driving down the street to check out the neighbourhood , we the neighbours, have been lucky to have known him. In our hearts and memories forever. Our heartfelt condolences to the family.

Jamie and Tena Harris and Family

Shelley Daley

14 June 2019

The Saulnier Family

My heartfelt condolences to the family on the loss of your father. Mr Saulnier was a kind and caring man who had a gentle soul. He always greeted you with a smile.
Keep all of the wonderful memories close to your heart.
May he rest in peace

Barry Keeler

13 June 2019

Dear Mary and family,

Our deepest sympathies in this most difficult period.Eddy was an unfailingly kind person who leaves behind an enviable legacy of "service to others including his canine friends". He will be sorely missed by all who knew him and benefited from his genuine interest in people.
Rest in peace, Eddy

Barry and Brenda Keeler

Sharon Poteri

13 June 2019

My deepest sympathy to Mary and family on your great loss. Ed was one of the kindest, dearest men. He used to stop with his dear little dog and have a little chat when I was walking my dog. He always made my day with his delightful stories. My late husband Jack loved when he visited the rink to watch any hockey game because he brought so many old memories that they shared and they had great chats. I am sure all of you know what a wonderful father you had. God Bless you all at this sad time. Sincerely Sharon Poteri

Carmen Jeffrey

12 June 2019

My dear Mary and family.
I am so sorry to hear of Ed's passing. The kindest man I knew. His quiet and gentle manner made him the best storyteller! And there were quite a few stories I've heard over the years. He will truly be missed. My heartfelt sympathies to you all.

Carmen Jeffrey

sharon and Bruce riley ( nee Holmes)

12 June 2019

The Saulnier family.
Bruce and I send our heartfelt condolences on the loss of a great man, your dad and Marys husband. He was definitely one in a million and will always be in our hearts... May he rest in peace among Gods Angels....