Edward James Dunnigan
7 August , 1932 – 19 March , 2018
On March 19, 2018, Mr. Edward James Dunnigan passed away peacefully in Kamloops. Born August 7, 1932 in Edmonton, Alberta to John and Vera Dunnigan, he was the first of 12 children. Shortly after graduating from high school, he joined CN Railways as an Engine Serviceman becoming a Fireman Hostler in 1952. He was promoted to Locomotive Engineer in 1957, spending 18 years working various runs in and around Edmonton. In Kamloops, after 38 years of service, Ed retired from the railway. Ed enjoyed bird hunting and fishing with his brothers, other relatives, and friends; he was a member of the Aberdeen Hills Golf Club for 20 years. He was predeceased by his parents, brothers John and Joe, and sister Margaret. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of over 60 years, Marion, his children Janice (Reilly) Thompson of Edmonton, David of Vernon, Patricia (Russell) Bloomfield of Kamloops, Mark of Edmonton and Angela Dunnigan of Kamloops; granddaughter Alicia of Kamloops, great grandchildren Christopher and Edward. Also left to cherish his memory, his brothers and sisters: Thomas of Kelowna, Richard “Dick” (Jan) of Edmonton, William (Jan) of Nanaimo, Robert (Maureen) of St. Albert, AB, Kathleen Eliot of Vernon, Irene Wood of Calgary and Evelyn Dunnigan of New Waterford, NS, and Ronald (Linda) of Edmonton, sister-in-law Adele Dunnigan of Edmonton, brother-in-law John-Paul Pronovost of Keremeos, BC, and sister-in-law Sharon Buchan of Edmonton as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Prayers will be recited on Friday April 6, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral (255 Nicola St, Kamloops). The Reverend Father Derrick Cameron will celebrate the Funeral Mass at the Cathedral on Saturday, April 7 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the John & Vera Dunnigan Physical Education Scholarship at Catholic Education Services, Assistant Superintendent of Education Planning, 9807-106th St. N W, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 1C2 or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
- Marion Dunnigan, Wife
- Janice Thompson, Daughter
- Reilly Thompson, Son-in-law
- David Dunnigan, Son
- Patricia Bloomfield, Daughter
- Russell Bloomfield, Son-in-law
- Mark Dunnigan, Son
- Angela Dunnigan, Daughter
- Alicia ( - Kamloops), Granddaughter
- Christopher & Edward, Great Grandchild
- Tom Dunnigan
- Bob Dunnigan
- Bill Dunnigan
- Ron Dunnigan
- John-Paul Pronovost
- Mark Sparrow
- Funeral Mass Saturday, 7 April , 2018
- Prayers Friday, 6 April , 2018
Edward James Dunnigan
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Allan Wachowich, QC
8 April 2018
Dear Marion and Family,
I was most sorry to read of Ed's passing. In our formative years I was a good friend of all the Dunnigan boys. We were St. Joe's buddies! Ed being the oldest, he was highly respected then and his reputation stayed with him all of his life. My sincere condolences to you and your family.
25 March 2018
Ed was like a father to me in many ways. His daughter, Janice and I were born within a week of each other and spent many family times together. Drive in movies in Ed's old Woody station wagon, camping in his backyard, birthday parties, church celebrations with Ed and Marion and their family are deeply embedded memories I will cherish always.
My deepest sympathy to Marion and their family. We have another angel to guard us.