Edgard Henry WARE

6 April, 19284 September, 2020

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of long-time Merritt resident Edgard Henry Ware on September 4, 2020 with family by his side.

He was the first born son of Lucie and Bertie Ware of Nicola Canford. He was delivered by Dr. JJ. Gillis April 6, 1928. Ed spent all but a few of his 92 years in the Nicola Valley.

Ed and his brother George started logging in the late 50’s and he was driving logging truck until he was 80 years old before he retired. He raised his family here and lived a long happy life. He is survived by daughters Karen (Darrel) Schafer, Lori (Rob) Poole, Cindy (Chris) Robideau, Kelly Lawrence and Shellie Ware. Sons Gary (Eleanor) Ware, Gerry Ware and Ryan (Carrie) Ware Grandkids: Steven, Sloane, Ernie, Eligh, Adam, Christie, Chad, Cori, Bob, Susan, Joanne, Annamarie, Krista, Katrina, Justin, Charlie and Liam. Great grandkids: Mike, Giana, Haylie, Reilly, Ben, Olive, Nate, Ashtyn, Kayson, Jaxtyn, Natia, Issac, Mia, Kevin, Lilia, Ariel and Maliah.

He was predeceased by his mother and father Lucie and Bertie Ware, brother George Ware, daughters Terri, and Lisa and grandson Scott Firman.

A service will be held sometime in 2021. In lieu of flowers please donate to a cause of your choice.

Good-bye beat it Dad.

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Deborah and Kevin Rose

September 12, 2020

Our sincere condolences to Ed’s family.. Ed was our good neighbour for many years. I believe we first met Ed when he used to drive his motorcycle with his miniature schnauzer Norman. It was such an adorable site. Later followed by the adventures of his next schnauzer Scooter in the neighborhood. Ed loved his dogs and he shared many stories about his four legged friends. He knew that we liked schnauzers so he sent Tom Fox to our house one Sunday morning with a little female pup that had not been picked up by a buyer to see if we would be interested in buying her. Hence, our adventures with Hannah Banana began. Ed was a dear sweet man with a very kind heart and a great sense of humour who always had w great story to share. Rest In Peace Ed!

Callie Langlois-Torgerson

September 12, 2020

Always a joyful man, served him many times at the grocery store. Saw him regularly at his hang out at A&W with his friends.

He was such a kind and friendly man. He will be missed dearly. Condolences to all.

Bonita Eagles-Hintz

September 12, 2020

With sincere condolences to Ed's families. I have fond memories of going to the bush to the landings where he worked. We shared picnics and jumped all over the logs, laughed alot but appreciated the danger he faced on a daily basis working in the industry he loved so much. Karen and I would jump in his logging boots every chance we got and clomp up and down the sidewalk laughing so hard till we almost peed ourselves! Thank you Ed for always opening your family's home to me and including me as part of yours. I will miss our conversations. Hugs and warm thoughts to all. Bonita


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