Obituary of John Constantine Edmondson.
j Obituary ! j ! JOHN' C. EDMONDSON When on Monday, January 24 John C. Edmondson of Camp River passed quietly to rest the Chilli wack Valley lost one of its best loved pioneer residents. A genial home - loving man, Mr Edmondson made no claim to rec ognition as a pioneer; did not aspire to public office, and made no claim to any distinctive doctrine Yet. because of his simple sincerity, his neighborly kindness and his warm hospitality, his friends wore a wide pathway to his door. In just two days he would have attained his eighty - tirst Dirinaay, and, until a short time ago, he en joyed the light daily chores, as wen as walks to visit his neignoors. Mr. Edmondson was born at St Mary's, Ontario, January 26, 1857 As a young man he resided at Mitchell, Ont. In 1889 he married Miss Hester Lauehlin of New Lowell, Ont. In 1891, Mr. Edmondson came to British Columbia, Mrs. Edmondson following a year later. They farmed at Sardis for a few years, experiencing experiencing the thrills and the hardships of conditions resulting from the '94 flood. Later, Mr. Edmondson moved with his family to their present home at Camp River. At the largely attended funeral service, conducted Wednesday at Chilliwack United church, the masses of floral tributes bore eloquent eloquent testimony to the esteem in which Mr. Edmondson was held. Rev. E. Manuel, Chilliwack, and Rev. T. S. Paton, Rosedale, were in charge of the service, with the Treble Clef Ensemble forming the choir. Mrs. Mary Fenton Armitage sang "The Lord Is My Shepherd." Interment was made in the I. O. O. F. cemetery. Pallbearers were the following six nephews of the late Mr. Edmondson: Archie Edmondson, Edmondson, Bert Edmondson, Bill Bradshaw, Aired Edmondson, Bill Edmondson and Cliff Laughlin. Besides his sorrowing wife, Mr. Edmondson is survived by one son and three daughters: Elwood Edmondson, Edmondson, Camp River; Mrs. Acton Pelly, Chilliwack; Mrs. Don Sid - dons, North Vancouver, and Miss Edith Edmondson at home. Seven grandchildren also survive. Surviving brothers and sisters are: Archie, Cheam; Will, Bend, Ore.; Leo, Agassiz; Mrs. M. Bush - field, Mitchell, Ont.; Mrs. A. Warne, Auckland, New Zealand, and Mrs. Walter Bradshaw, Chilliwack.