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November 27, 2002

It is with great sadness that the family of Mr. Edgar Poh announces his passing on the morning of November 27, 2002 at the age of 76 years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Elisabeth, daughter Irene (Jim) Reid of Kamloops, son Walter(Lesley) of Abbotsford, four grandaughters; Elissa (Brian) Madden, Karen (Chad) Carpenter of Abbotsford, Jennifer and Steffanie Reid of Kamloops, and four great grandchildren; Lydia and Kathryn Madden and Thomas and Rachel Carpenter of Abbotsford. Edgar also leaves behind numerous family and dear friends both in Germany and in Canada to cherish his memory.

Edgar was born July 3, 1926 in Neustadt a.d. Weinstrasse, Germany. He arrived in Canada in 1954 and started working for Alcan in Kitimat. In 1967 the family moved to Mission, then Agassiz, where he was a general contractor and business owner. He was a dedicated member of the Agassiz-Harrison Rotary Club and was the recipient of one of the first Paul Harris Fellowships awarded by his Club.

He was instrumental in constructing projects dear to his heart. Always a firm believer in "service above self" through his persistence and volunteer efforts, the construction and completion of such projects as the Whistler Children's Daycare Centre and the Agassiz Seniors Center were realized.

A loving husband and father, he was the quiet strength of our family and will be greatly missed.

The family would like to thank Dr. John Reid and all the nursing staff of 5 North (RIH) for their compassionate care and consideration of our father.

No Service by request. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service. 1-250-374-1454.

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