Ed Pattison was born on December 31, 1934 to Fred and Grace Pattison and grew up on a farm near Donovan, Saskatchewan where he attended grades 1-9 at the Donovan school. Ed worked on the farm with his Dad throughout his school years. After school Ed moved to Outlook, Saskatchewan and worked on the South Saskatchewan Dam. Ed moved to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and worked for International Harvester in the Motor Truck Division and Farm Equipment Division. Ed attended night school to finish his grade 12.
Ed met his wife Joan in Saskatoon in 1965 and they were married in August 1967. Ed and Joan moved to Naicam, Saskatchewan in 1968 where Ed started working for his father-in-law Henry Brenna at the Imperial Oil Agency. After 6 months he took over the Agency and was the Owner Operator for 8 years.
Ed and Joan had three children: Darci, Carol and Blake.
In 1975 Ed was travelling Alberta selling Deflecta-Shields for vehicles when he happened upon a little business called Advance School Equipment in Ponoka. In 1976, being very interested the possibilities of this little business, he took a chance and moved his family from Naicam, Saskatchewan to Ponoka, Alberta and began a new career. Ed successfully ran this business in schools throughout Canada until 1990 when he sold out to a U.S. company but stayed with the company to manage it until 1999 when he retired. Ed busied himself by taking odd jobs after he retired.
Ed coached his children in hockey, ball and ringette. He belonged to the Ponoka Lions Club and was one of the founders of the Ponoka Rotary Club. Throughout his retirement he enjoyed camping, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren attending their hockey games, dance recitals and many school events. Ed loved his little four legged companion "Spuddy" who never missed a car ride with him.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Joan; daughter Darci Kroening (Wade) of Hardisty, Alberta, grandson Tyler Kroening (Jolene) and great-grandchildren Brynn and Price, and granddaughter Tess-Lynn Barnes (Nevan); daughter Carol Pattison of Foxboro, Ontario; son Blake Pattison (Michelle) of Doaktown, New Brunswick and grandchildren Hannah Robinson and Olivia Robinson; his sister Linda Pattison (Roy Wannacott) of Invermere, BC; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A Funeral Service will be held at the Ponoka Funeral Home on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with a Memorial Reception to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion. Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta or the Ponoka United Church.
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