It is with sadness the family of Edgar (Eddie) J. Huhn, announce his
passing May 29, 2010, in Victoria after a brief illness.
Eddie was born
Sept 17, 1926 in Bruno, Saskatchewan, affectionately
referred to as ‘Post-hole’. Eddie was raised by his grandparents in Bruno, and at age 15 travelled alone by train to Vancouver in search of
work. In 1942 being too young to join the Armed Forces he joined the
Merchant Marines and spent the remainder of WW II in the Pacific. After WW II Eddie remained at Sea until 1950 when he decided to become a landlubber. It was in Vancouver that Eddie met Hjordis, the love of his life. Eddie and Hjordis were married in 1953 and soon became part of the migration North as early settlers in Kitimat. Eddie was a keen Union Member at both Alcan and Eurocan. His work with Eurocan brought Eddie and Hjordis to Quesnel in 1974. Eddie retired from Cariboo Pulp in 1991.
Eddie was pre-deceased by Hjordis in 2005 and leaves his children:
Donald, Gerry (Carol) and Sheri (Craig); his Grandchildren; Dustin, Eli, Taylor, and Felicia; and his Great Grandchild Ethan.
The family would like to acknowledge and thank the doctors, the nurses,
and staff at the Victoria Royal Jubilee Hospital who took care of Eddie
during his final days of life. Also, we would like to make special mention of Dr. Sear and Nurse Jean Gunn of Quesnel for all of their help, care, and concern during a very difficult time.
A Celebration of Life Tea will be held Saturday, June 5th from 2 to 4 PM
at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 94, 262 Kinchant St., Quesnel, BC
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Charity of your choice.