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LONEY, Edward James

It is with heavy hearts that the Family mourns the peaceful passing of Edward James Loney. ‘Eddie’ passed away in Kelowna General Hospital on February 10th, 2017 at the age of 77 while recovering from a recent stroke. He is survived by his three sons Richard, Blaine and Reid, grandchildren Brittany, Kyle, Robin, Caitlyn, Jason and Sara and daughters-in-law Tracey, Teri and Kim, all of Kelowna, as well as sisters Doreen Foxwell and Marilyn Sparkes Emsley. Born in Victoria in 1939, Ed lived in many locations throughout BC. Living in Kelowna for the majority of his life he made sure that his kids had the opportunity of living in this beautiful valley as well. Graduating from Semiahmoo High School in 1957, he worked for Overwaitea Foods and transferred to many locations including Nanaimo, Lake Cowichan and Powell River where he met his future wife Diane Routley. They moved to Kelowna in 1963 and started their family in 1968. They moved to Port Moody in the early 70’s to help family deal with the loss of Diane’s brother Robin and then moved back to Kelowna in 1980. Dad eventually retired and spent his days enjoying the warmth of the Okanagan and spending time with his children and grandchildren. His life journey was a wild ride from start to finish! Dad will always be remembered as a loving, wiley, energetic man with a very colorful history and we look forward to remembering his life with his many family and friends. Memorial Services will be held March 11th, 2017 at 1pm at Springfield Funeral Home in Kelowna with the Reception being held immediately after the Services in the Reception Hall at Springfield Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

March 11th, 2017 at 1pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for LONEY, Edward James is scheduled for March 11th, 2017 at 1pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Shirley Oxenham Unrau says:

    Dear Richard, Blaine and Reid and your families: It is with sadness that I heard from Marilyn of your father’s passing. I tried to look him up a couple of times and never could find where he was. That was about eigtht years ago when we moved to Kelowna. My husband and I were married in Kelowna 58 years ago but have just moved back here to be near our kids.

    How well I remember my Dad Ernie Oxenham’s care for you Dad in helping him find work and encouraging him. I also remember how my Dad would swing around to your place on Sunday mornings to take you three boys to Sunday School. Do you remember those days? My Dad wanted to make sure you knew that God loves you. That Jesus died for all mankind to pay the penalty of our sin and that we could be children of God if we would just simply receive God’s gift of slavation and let Jesus come into the heart of our souls. Simple truth but life changing on this earth and for all eternity.

    I am so sorry I cannot be at the Memorial for you Dad. We had booked a cruise out of Florida months ago and get back to Kelowna March 12th

    My thought and prayers will be with you three boys and your families. I would love an email from you sometime. I’ll see if I can send a picture that would be around the time you would know my Dad. I miss my parents so much but they await our reunion in Heaven. May you find comfort in a God who deeply loves you all.

    My love your Dad’s cousin, Shirley Oxenham Unrau

    • Shirley Oxenham Unrau says:

      The picture above is of my Dad with 4 of his 8 sisters. One of them in your Grandma. L to R Katie, Mary, Myrtle and Evelyn

      The picture below show Ernie with wife Mildred.

      • Marilyn Sparkes says:

        Shirley, thank you so much for posting this picture of my aunt(s) Evelyn, Myrtle, my mother (Mary) and Katie, along with your father, our Uncle Ernie. So nice to see them when they were all happy and healthy! Cousin Marilyn

  • Shirley Oxenham Unrau says:

    In this picture are my Dad and Mom, my sister Joy and myself. Missing is our brother Bernie. Lovely way to get in touch with you dear boys. My love again, Shirley

  • Helen Fearon says:

    Richard Blaine Reid and family so sorry for the loss of you Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you all

    • Richard Loney says:

      Thank you Helen for your kind words. I still have fond memories of you guys having a great time around the bathtub races and us kids all hanging out. Good times for sure!

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