Edward Vandergrift

Edward Vandergrift, 65, died April 3, 2016 in Maple Ridge, BC. With family by his side, he passed away peacefully, ending his struggle with cancer.
Ed was born on January 4, 1951 in Doorn, Netherlands, immigrating to Smithers at the age of six months.
Ed began and ended his career working for Bulkley Valley Wholesale, devoting 29 years of dedicated service to the company and the community.
Ed is survived by his loving wife and two children, Rob and Krista and two granddaughters, Isabella and Alyssa. He is further survived by five siblings Ena, Alida, Mary Ann, Elco and Will. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his oldest brother Larry.

A celebration of Ed’s life will be held May 29th at 1 pm at the Hart House, Deer Lake in Burnaby, B.C.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the BC Cancer Foundation.

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  1. Sandy Garner Morris

    We were saddened to read of Ed’s passing in this week’s paper. I have such fond memories of Ed and the family growing up on 12th ave. and then as an adult, we always had a little chat when we would meet. So sorry for your loss. Treasure the memories of such a wonderful person, as I will. Sandy Garner Morris

  2. My sincere condolences with the löss of your hustand and father.
    I have fond memories of Ed. Hè spent quote à bit time with us when we lived in Smithers.

  3. Alex Kempenaar

    Was with sad news that I read of the passing of Ed. As a pass resident of Smithers having know the family for years. I worked with Ed at BV Wholesale in his early years , we were co salesmen . Was a great guy, had a heart of gold. Will treasure whose times. Rest in peace Ed, your family will miss you. Sincerely, Alex Kempenaar

  4. I am saddened by the news of Ed’s passing. I worked with him in his role at Buckley Valley Wholesale. He was always such a wonderful person. So open and caring about everything he did. You will be missed. My deepest condolences and sympathies to his dear family.
    Rob Backus

  5. I just found out about Ed’s passing, it really upset me yesterday. I worked at BV Wholesale for four and a half years.
    My condolences are with Ed’s family at this most difficult time.
    Lucy Pete

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