CORNELSON. Mr. Edward Cornelson late of the Cottage Pavilion, Abbotsford, BC passed away on November 12, 2011 at the age of 83. He is survived by his children, Mary Bogue (Brian), Rae Pelletier (Herman), Lynda Morton (Ron), Ha Elander; grandchildren, Christopher Van Horne, Leigh Ann Van Horne, Damian Pelletier, Amber Pelletier, Josh Elander; great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and sisters-in-law. He was predeceased by his wife, Norma; siblings, Louella, Olga, Jack, Al, Jimmy, Alvin; and stepson, Ian Elander. Ed was a very proud WW2 veteran. Remembrance Day was very important to him and he celebrated the last one in his wheelchair with his medals on at the Cottage ceremony. Family, friends, and children held a special place in his heart. He was Santa for the local RCMP & Fire Department for many years. Also, the local school children that used the stairs beside his house always had a special hello for “Grandma”. He was a talented wood carver. Many of his early years were spent in Construction for Northern Construction and Fraser River Pile Driving. He was also a long-time member of IUOE 115. Many thanks to the staff at the Cottage Pavilion for the wonderful care they provided. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 11:00 am at Henderson’s Funeral Home, 34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, BC. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Tributes and condolences may be left at:


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