John Edwards

Obituary of John Alexandria Edwards

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Edwards, John "Jack" Alexandria Peacefully at home surrounded by the love of his wife and family on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at the age of 85. Beloved husband of Dorothy Edwards (née Looby). Loving father of David (Kathy), Paul (Lori), Deborah (William) Evans, Darren (Lisa), Penny-Lynn (Scott) Botham, Joseph (Suzanne). Cherished grandfather of Kyle (Jenna), Michelle (Alex), Scott, Robert, Thomas (Danielle), Danielle, Katelyn, Logan, Quinn, Lillian, Sienna, and Nathan. Dearly missed by his great grandchildren Maeve, Charlotte, Wyatt, and Blake. Survived by his siblings Vivian (Sam) Lackey, Linda (late Wayne) Bennett, Harold (Donna) Edwards, and Daniel (Maureen) Edwards. Also survived by his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; Loretta (Clifford) Payette, Alma (James) McLean, John (Kathy) Looby, Donald (Wendy) Looby and Linda (Walter) Maloney. Predeceased by his parents Newman and Essie Edwards, and his siblings Edith (Kenneth) Cole, Albert (Marion) Edwards, Shirley (Wilson) Drew, Charles (Kathleen) Edwards, Katherine (Vernon) Hover, Robert (Carole) Edwards, Wayne Edwards, and James (Clara) Edwards. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Jack was a skilled glazier and carpenter working at Healy's Sash and Door for 17 years before starting Edwards and Strickland Lumber, soon to be Edwards Brothers Lumber, for the next 40 years. Jack, a man of many talents, was as skilled with a chainsaw as he was on the ice playing broomball on one of the many teams through the 60's and 70's. He was also an avid outdoorsman hunting and fishing with his many family members his entire life. Jack always considered himself a simple, honest man content visiting with friends and family, watching his grandchildren grow and quite often dancing with Dorothy (Gert), his wife of 61 years. Friends are invited to visit the family at the Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Friday, April 21, 2023, from 2:00PM - 4:00PM and 7:00PM - 9:00PM. A funeral service will be held at the Blessed Sacrament Church, Lombardy, on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 11:00AM. A Celebration of Life will take place immediately following the service at Hanley Hall, Smiths Falls. Private interment will take place at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Blessed Sacrament Church, Lombardy, or the Smiths Falls Hospital (MRI Fund) would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lannin Funeral Home. Online condolences available at