Clayton Arthur Edgelow

January 29, 1927September 11, 2020

EDGELOW: Clayton Arthur. Sept. 11, 2020 at the age of 93. Clayton was born and raised on a grain and dairy farm near North Battleford, Sask. Upon discharge from the army at the end of WWII, Clayton went into the oil and gas industry. Clayton and his wife and partner of 68 years, Diane, settled in Cochrane until they retired to Kelowna in 1996. They built many strong friendships in their Lexington complex. Clayton worked at Petrofina/Petro Canada Wildcat Hills Gas Plant for almost 20 years prior to starting work as an independent consultant, with Diane as his constant travelling companion. To Saudi Arabia for two years and then 26 countries around the world including: UAE, Yemen, Singapore, China, Pakistan, Russia, Malaysia, India. He was active in the industry: Past-President of the Canadian Natural Gas Processors Association (CNGPA) and instructor Petroleum Institute Training Service (SAIT). He was an active leader in the community. He ran for the MP nomination of the Conservative Party in Banff Airdrie district. He'll be deeply missed by his wife, Diane. Children and their spouses: Doug (Patty), Brad (Carla Rae), Cindy (Ian). Predeceased by his son Scott (Esther) last year. Grandchildren Geoffrey, Marisa, Chase, Kerry, Alison, Parker, Shelby. And his seven great grandchildren, his brothers George and Greville, nephews and nieces. Because of COVID, there will not be a memorial service and he'll be remembered in small gatherings. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, BC . 250-762-2299


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Debbie (April) Vyas

September 28, 2020

Diane and family, So sorry to hear about Clayton but am reminded of all that is important and right in this world when I look at the wide, engaging smile and read the obituary. His life reflects a wonderful legacy of family relationships and memories, a pioneering spirit of hard work, resilience and perseverance and a reminder that goodness and honesty , kindness and strong principles will continue to weave their way through the Edgelow generations. Greg has no computer but he asked me to tell you that he has recently been looking at and enjoying old pictures from Meota, Saskatchewan taken in 1969 shortly before our dad Chris, married Phyllis and we Wests became formally connected to your family. Lovely memories! I hope Diane that you can get your strength from your family and your many memories. Debbie (April )Vyas

Chris Foote

September 27, 2020

Clayton was a mountain of a man in every respect. A gentle, friendly, caring human being, generously proportioned and a consummate professional. I have many fond memories of working with Clayton during some of his endeavours consulting with oil and gas companies and training engineers from around the world. For my wife Irene and I, it has been a privilege to know such gracious people as Clayton and Diane. May he rest in eternal peace. Our sincerest condolences to Diane and the family. Irene & Chris Foote, Calgary, Alberta.

Ellen and Bob Adamczyk

September 25, 2020

What an impressive guy! Lady Di and Clayton were just wonderful together. We were thankful they were a part of our lives while in Scottsdale. He will be greatly missed by all.
Bob says what a great representative of Canada Clayton was.
With love and affection, Ellen and Bob

Patti Burk

September 23, 2020

My mom and dad, Bob and Dorothy MacDonald were dear friends of Clayton and Diane..My fondest memory of Clayton, whom I will always call Mr. Edgelow,, was when our families had Christmas dinners, which we enjoyed for many, many years. We loved going to going Cochrane and so enjoyed their lovely home. I remember one Christmas when we went skating on the frozen creek close by their home. We spent holidays together, winter’s skiing and summers at the lake. Our families are intertwined in our history.
Love you all.
Bob, Patti, Barb and Joan

Peter Haslock

September 22, 2020

Mr. Edgelow has been in my memory for all of the years of my life. I was born in Fort St. John in 1959 and my family were welcomed and guided by the Edgelows from their arrival in Canada from England in 1957 or so as they existed then, mom, dad and sister, until my eventual birth.

They were truly great friends to my family no matter where we were stationed, in Canada or beyond.

To this day and forever more, when I think of him, I will think of Charlton Heston whom I was convinced was his twin brother.

Mr. Edgelow was a formidable man who had the biggest hands of anyone I think I have ever come across in my life.

He was always smiling and he always made you feel welcome.

I am truly saddened by the knowledge of his passing and mine and my families wishes that the pain give way to peace is all we would ask.

To his family, especially Mrs. Edgelow, he was a great man and he will be missed but not forgotten.

Brent Gogol

September 22, 2020

Diane and Family; having met Clayton the year after Brad started dating my big sister Carla Rae, this is indeed a sad occurrence. From his once booming voice to his lately soft, thoughtful musings, I can honestly say I always enjoyed my time with him. His work took him abroad for much of his life, his stories countless. He will be missed by his family, and ours. My condolences to all.

David Dewar

September 21, 2020

Clayton and I go back to around 1958 when he was a supervisor at McMahon plant in Taylor. I was an operator. My wife and I last met and stayed with him and Diane in 2018 at their home in Kelowna. Clayton and Diane were two of a kind and were truly influential in my life and to have know and called them friends has been a privilege. A really great guy RIP,
David and Lorraine Dewar

Arden & Linda Berg

September 17, 2020

Diane and family
Our condolences to you and the family on the loss of Clayton. He was a gentleman and very friendly to us. We enjoyed the occasions that we had to visit with him since Alison joined our family.
Arden and Linda Berg

Fran Parsons

September 17, 2020

Diane and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We were fortunate to meet Clayton at a quieter time in his life. Quieter yes, but not any less busy than his work life! We loved that you and Clayton, made us feel part of the family as we raised Matt and Andrew alongside Parker and Shelby. I will and have missed his hugs over these last few years when you were no longer able to travel here to Arizona. Our prayers are with you and we cherish the memories that we have of Clayton.
All our love,
Fran & Ken

Gordon Edgelow

September 16, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Clayton. Our deepest condolences and prayers to Auntie Diane and family. May you find peace during these sad days. God bless


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