Edward John Dalton

February 12, 1942 – December 6, 2018
Ed was born in Toronto, Ontario on February 12, 1942.  He grew up among extended family and met the love of his life, Ann, in high school.  They married in 1962 and raised four children together; Laurie, Kelly (Rob Pater), Katie (Gary Syroid) and Glenn.  In 1980, Ed and Ann relocated the family from Ontario to Abbotsford, British Columbia which has remained their home over the years.  In 1981, Ed began working as a contractor with Corrections Canada at Matsqui Institution on a temporary basis following the riots at the institution, as his strong work ethic became known, he was invited to join the ranks of Correctional Officer and graduated in 1982 from the Pacific Regional Corrections College and began a full time career with Corrections serving at Matsqui Institution until his retirement in 2004.  Ed enjoyed the outdoors, especially boating with his family, model railroading, photography and cruising – his favourite destination was Alaska.   Earlier this fall,  Ed was diagnosed with terminal cancer.  Even during his stay in Palliative care and at the Holmberg Home-Abbotsford Hospice, volunteers and staff were attracted to Ed’s humour and liked that he knew what he wanted and didn’t want.  After this brief battle with cancer, Ed slipped peacefully into the arms of his Lord and Saviour in the early morning of December 6.  He joins his beloved pets, friends and family in Heaven today.  The family would like to express their deepest gratitude and thanks to the amazing staff at ARH – Palliative Care and to Abbotsoford Hospice- Holmberg House for the excellent care and comfort they provided to Ed.  A Celebration of Life will be held in the New Year. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Abbotsford Hospice Society. 


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