EDGE, Dr. D. Brian

August 21, 1941 – February 16, 2018

 

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Brian at his home south of Cochrane on his beloved ranch. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Pauline; his daughters & their families of whom he was so proud of, Laurie (Peter) Hughes of Cochrane, Linda (Robert) Berner of Assiniboia, Saskatchewan; the grandsons he treasured, Billy & Cole Hughes, McCoy and Cooper Berner; his sister Beryl (John) Sibbald, brother-in-law James (Charlotte) McIntosh and numerous nieces, nephew & cousins. He was predeceased by his parents David & Irene Edge and sister-in-law Jill McIntosh.

Brian was a graduate of Olds Agriculture College and Guelph University, Ontario. Upon his graduation in Veterinary Medicine, he practiced large animal medicine in the Calgary area. Over time, with the assistance of wonderful partners & staff, they expanded to included clinics in Calgary, Cochrane & Crossfield. In 1968 he was a member of a team who started the first commercial bovine embryo transplantation called the Calgary Transplant Centre. Brian has served on the Large Animal Practice Committee for both the ABVMA and CVMA. Brian was a Veterinarian at the Calgary Stampede for 47 years and volunteered as a vet for the Calgary 4-H on Parade during those years. He was the vet for the Calgary Bull Sale for 45 years.  Brian was a past Director on the Alberta Beef Producers as well as working with the Beef Cattle Research Council. He had been a Director with the Calgary Feeder Assoc. since the 1980s, Director with The Western Stockgrowers Assoc. and is one of the Veterinarians associated with the founding of the Western Drug Distribution Centre. In 1980 he returned to ranching & began downsizing his practice to one clinic in Cochrane. With the excellent assistance from employees and family, Brian has continued to ranch on the family land his grandfather homesteaded in 1887.   He had a passion for all sports, especially football & in his younger days played football for a junior team in Calgary, the University of Guelph & was a co-founder of the Calgary Flag Football league. Brian has greatly enjoyed the Veterinary Profession and cattle ranching in Alberta.

As per Brian’s wishes a memorial will not be held. He wishes his many friends, family & clients to remember the wonderful times they spent together. A private family gathering will be held at a later date when Brian’s ashes will be laid to rest on his beloved land looking towards the Rocky Mountains.

 

 

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  1. On 18/02/2018 at 12:27 pm Brandi Edge Said:

    My deepest sympathies he WILL be missed.

  2. On 18/02/2018 at 12:56 pm Glenn, Wendy & Wyatt Ching Said:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Pauline and your family.

  3. On 18/02/2018 at 1:37 pm Dave Richards Said:

    Sincere Condolences, he was one of the Best,and will be greatly missed.

  4. On 18/02/2018 at 1:59 pm Shaun and Angela Simpson Said:

    Our deepest sympathies to you all. We hold very fond memories of working with Doc. while at Gardner Ranch.

  5. On 18/02/2018 at 2:00 pm Taryn Leibel Said:

    So sorry to hear. He was a great man and we enjoyed our visits with Brian every time he came to check on his cows in Bassano. Condolences to all his family.

  6. On 18/02/2018 at 2:23 pm Keith and Bev Jones Said:

    Doc Edge was always a “go to” guy for Calgary Bull Sale and 4-H on Parade…he left a strong legacy of service

  7. On 18/02/2018 at 2:49 pm Stacy Livingstone Murray Said:

    My sympathies to your families. He will be missed in many places, by many people.

  8. On 18/02/2018 at 2:58 pm Shannon McCarthy Said:

    Doc was an amazing friend and mentor to so many which is why I named my dog after him. I will miss his captivating stories and riding the range and moving his beautiful herd of cows he was so proud of. My sincere condolences to Pauline and his beloved family. Doc was always so proud of his daughters and grandchildren. He never took for granted Pauline’s home made meals and delicious cookies and pies. I will always remember Doc and and so grateful that he always included me in on the gatherings and brandings. Love you and will miss you Doc!

  9. On 18/02/2018 at 3:14 pm Dr Ross Fitzpatrick Said:

    I am so very sorry to learn of Brian’s passing. He was an outstanding veterinarian, loved and respected by his clients, colleagues, and community. To Pauline and family, I extend my deepest condolences. A life well lived and will not be forgotten.

  10. On 18/02/2018 at 3:18 pm Karin Schmid Said:

    My deepest condolences to Pauline and the family. I always enjoyed my time with Doc, first at 4-H on Parade, and then at ABP and BCRC.

    He was always quick with a joke, the dirtier the better, and his passion for the beef industry and research was second to none.

    He will be missed.

  11. On 18/02/2018 at 3:18 pm Brent Carey Said:

    Our most sincere condolences. Brian was a fine man, great stockmen and a booster of the beef industry , I’m honoured to have worked along side of him. Rest easy friend.

  12. On 18/02/2018 at 3:47 pm Charlie and Rochelle Christie Said:

    We are deeply saddened to hear of Brian’s passing. I had the distinct privilege of serving on the ABP board, ABP’s Research Committee, and finally on the BCRC with him. I am grateful to consider him a friend and mentor. He was always positive and thinking foremost about working to improve the beef industry in Alberta, as well as Canada. He was quick with humor and had a cheerful zest for life few of us will equal. I’m certain we are all better off having known and worked with him. Our industry has certainly benefited from his wisdom and dedication. We are going to miss him!

  13. On 18/02/2018 at 4:55 pm Cora Nicholson Said:

    Deepest sympathy your loss of a loved family member

  14. On 18/02/2018 at 5:29 pm JoAnn Jones Said:

    My sincerest condolences to Pauline and family, and Beryl&John and family. Brian will be missed by all who knew him.

  15. On 18/02/2018 at 5:30 pm Clark and Byrne Huston Said:

    Great friend, great man. Always had a great bs session with Brian whether at a bull sale, the Stampede or out in our goose pits. He will be missed

  16. On 18/02/2018 at 5:31 pm Brenda & Don Knight Said:

    Doc was everyone’s friend. He left us memories we are proud to own. Doc was one of the best.❤️

  17. On 18/02/2018 at 5:37 pm Tim Oleksyn Said:

    If I could do half of what Brian accomplished for our industry and Cattlemen’s community I would rest. It was truly a honour to sit with Brian so many times to learn from his wisdom and enjoy his wit .

  18. On 18/02/2018 at 5:38 pm Jim & Pat Jorawsky Said:

    Our sincere condolences to you, Laurie & Peter, and to all your family.

  19. On 18/02/2018 at 5:43 pm Moe Klotz Said:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Pauline and family. From Moe & Bernice Klotz

  20. On 18/02/2018 at 5:59 pm Bruce Holmquist Said:

    Brian gave so much to the Canadian beef industry and was a mentor to many. RIP Doc for a job well done! My thoughts and prayers to his family.

  21. On 18/02/2018 at 6:17 pm Philip, Sigrun McCarthy & Family Said:

    Sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. We have many fond memories with him at Guelph University, veterinary conferences, the bull sale, brandings and the Rangemen’s dinner at the Palisser. He will be greatly missed.

  22. On 18/02/2018 at 6:23 pm Leanne Korczak Said:

    My deepest sympathy to your whole family. Doc was a very kind and gentle man. He taught me so much when I worked at Cochrane Animal Clinc and was always very supportive to all the staff. My daughter still remembers the time he let her come out to the farm when she was 2 and let her bottle feed an orphaned calf. He brought her great joy that day. He will be missed.

  23. On 18/02/2018 at 6:43 pm Sue Hawes Said:

    My deepest sympathy Pauline to you and all the family.

  24. On 18/02/2018 at 6:46 pm Henry McCarthy Said:

    Laurie and Peter and all of your family I am sorry for your loss. For myself Brian was a character and an inspiration. I’ll miss visiting with him whenever we had the chance to cross paths. It was always entertaining.

  25. On 18/02/2018 at 6:58 pm Pat Lavender Said:

    Although I only knew Doc through his daughter Laurie’s stories and videos, he was certainly a character and his accomplishments speak for themselves. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  26. On 18/02/2018 at 7:07 pm John and Yvonne Bamlett Said:

    Our deepest sympathy to Pauline Peter, Laurie and the rest of your families. We have lost a good friend. RIP Doc.

  27. On 18/02/2018 at 7:25 pm Dave & Wendy Hawes Said:

    So sad. Our condolences to Pauline and family. Doc was a great vet for us.

  28. On 18/02/2018 at 8:12 pm Moriah Porter-Dales Said:

    My deepest sympathy to the whole family on the loss of a husband, father, grandparent, relative and friend.

  29. On 18/02/2018 at 8:30 pm Marshall & Teresa Copithorne Said:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Brian was a trusted long time friend. He will be missed by many.
    Our deepest sympathy to the family.
    Marshall and Teresa Copithorne

  30. On 18/02/2018 at 8:45 pm John & Tracy Buckley Said:

    Oh, the pages of stories that could be written of our amazingly durable friend and veterinarian, Doc Edge. We are so very glad to have had the opportunity to have him as part of our team in the cattle business. His wisdom and willingness to share it proved his desire to help those in the industry that he loved. Always ready to answer questions, give advice and tell a crazy joke.
    What a tremendous gift Doc had for making the conversation interesting.
    Such a legacy. Our wish is that your family knows that through this difficult time, people care about you. Our hearts are heavy with the news.
    Much love,
    John & Tracy

  31. On 18/02/2018 at 9:03 pm Dori Gallelli Doucette Said:

    Doctor Brian looked after our cattle when I was a child. My father always wanted Brian on the farm call and would wait for him if he was working another case. And, our dogs and cats were always taken to the Cochrane Clinic when there was a need. I remember him as being larger than life and he was perhaps my inspiration for later working in veterinary clinics myself and eventually going on to working with the Calgary Humane Society. Condolences to his family and many friends.

  32. On 18/02/2018 at 9:36 pm Kelly Herron Said:

    Doc was such an inspiration, wonderful mentor and friend. His stories were vibrantly told and his jokes were abundant. I will never forget learning to perform BSE’s on cattle with Doc. We would light them up from the back and he would yeehaw with laughter when I thought I was hitting them too hard! Such a jokester and big hearted soul. Doc was lucky to have Pauline and made sure everyone always knew how blessed he was. From the many cattle emergencies doctored together and laughter well spent over lunch, your voice and presence is one I will never forget. You were one of a kind good sir and I’m sure glad to have had the opertunity to call you my friend. Enjoy the rolling hills and beauty that will forever surround you. To Pauline and family, we send our deepest condolences and heartfelt love. Doc will be missed ❤️.

  33. On 18/02/2018 at 11:24 pm Bo Rahmberg Said:

    My most happy years was when I lived in Cochrane and my late wife Maria worked for Brian.I worked for Beefbooster and as a Paramedic.Brian was big part of those years,I sure liked him and Pauline.Many good memories,my deepest condolences.Bo Rahmberg Kulla Ranch 432 66 Sweden.

  34. On 19/02/2018 at 6:50 am Woolliams Said:

    Our deepest sympathy to you all. Brian was a great man and friend. Many happy times spent at our ranch when he was implanting, pregtesting and visiting. He had many wonderful stories to tell. He will be greatly missed.
    Roy and Diana Woolliams and family

  35. On 19/02/2018 at 7:25 am Anne and Quentin Stevick Said:

    Our sincere condolences to Pauline and family. We always respected Brian so much, not only for his veterinary advice and expertise, but also for his expertise as a stockman. His practical advice was always appreciated.

  36. On 19/02/2018 at 8:03 am Tania Said:

    Remembering you Doc, driving you, your stories … oh my goodness how I️ wishedI️ recorded those wonderful true stories, your funny jokes and strong, sound words of advice. I️ didn’t get to drive you for long Doc, just from Sept last year, but from there grew a friendship and a bond, you wanted to look out for me and you did in that short time and I’ll always be grateful. I️ admired you and your knowledge, your memory of everything, such an amazing mind, your love, commitment and determination to get out and check on your cattle; not missing anything that’s going on. You made me smile. You and your dear wife Pauli are an incredible team together it blows me away and yes; you have one amazing lady and how proudly you spoke of her and all she does and has done for you … It broke my heart on Friday… but the comfortable view you now have of those cows of yours, you won’t be missing a trick and you’ll see those spring babies born and you’ll be rested .. may you find comfort now my dear friend .. I️ will always remember you with great fondness .. your driver nickname (LT) Little T Tania xx

  37. On 19/02/2018 at 8:23 am Ron Clarke Said:

    My sincerest condolences from Judith and I. Brian was a dear friend. He touched many lives and many lives will now change. Just before leaving for Palm Springs we talked about things that needed to change as age started to take over. He reminded me about your branding next spring. I will miss sitting on the Hill south of Cochrane with a coffe and blue berry muffin telling stories and looking at the mountains. A kind and gentle man, a great veterinarian and a legacy in the industry he loved. I’m deeply saddened and my heart goes out to the family. Ron

  38. On 19/02/2018 at 8:58 am Stacy Price Said:

    My deepest condolences to Brian’s family and friends. I sat on the 4-H on Parade committee with him for years and always valued his opinion and input. I so enjoyed spending time and visiting with him, he was kind and gentle man.
    I am very sorry for your loss.

  39. On 19/02/2018 at 9:17 am Bryce Gore Said:

    My deepest sympathies to paulie and family.
    I had the greatest respect for this man.
    Always generous to others and myself. We will miss the daily visits from the truck and the odd crude joke. Farewell friend from us all.

  40. On 19/02/2018 at 9:24 am Bill Morison Said:

    Sincere sympathy to Pauline & family
    Brian was always a fun guy to be around with good advise-good stories
    and good jokes-He’ll be missed by many

  41. On 19/02/2018 at 10:22 am Dr Paul Christiansen Said:

    My sincerest condolences to Pauli and the family.
    Brian was truly a legend in our profession and will not soon be forgotten.
    I will really miss our visits and the interesting stories of his life in veterinary medicine!

  42. On 19/02/2018 at 10:30 am Wayne Burwash Said:

    Pauline, Laurie and Linda my deepest sympathy. Brian was definitely an icon.

  43. On 19/02/2018 at 10:39 am Lyndon Mansell Said:

    Sincerest condolences to Brian’s loved ones and closest friends. This gentleman gave so much to 4H and the beef industry. I enjoyed hearing his stories at the board table, and learnt that they were fueled by Scotch Mints and snuff. May you sit in the warm sun, where calves don’t need pullin and the grass stays green forever.

  44. On 19/02/2018 at 12:53 pm Hazel George Said:

    My deepest sympathy to the entire Edge family. I am sorry for your loss. Brian was always fast with a good joke and he told such great stories. I suggested to him that he needed to write a book. I truly looked forward to Calgary Bull Sale time, back in the day, because Brian made it such fun to deal with all those bulls and their people. Keep his memories close to your heart and he will be with you always.

  45. On 19/02/2018 at 1:21 pm Lloyd & Clare Copithorne Said:

    Our heartfelt sympathy to Pauline and family. He was a great man and a joy to be around. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  46. On 19/02/2018 at 3:33 pm Reynold Bergen Said:

    Week before last I met someone in northern Quebec who started re-counting outlandish (and undoubtedly true) tales of crossing paths with Doc during an ET venture in PEI back in the day. Who’d have thought that someone so quiet, subtle and understated would impact so many people in so many places…. Thanks for sharing him with us. He was a huge help to all of us staff at both ABP and the BCRC. Sadly, I nearly always missed the punchline because Brian would always be laughing so hard by that point (though I’m pretty sure there was a nun involved). I’ll miss him greatly.

  47. On 19/02/2018 at 4:19 pm ruth seamans Said:

    i am sorry for your loss.i knew Brian & his mom & dad for many years past my aunt marge Parker spent many happy days with the family in earlier days.my late husband was familiar with him when there we cattle involved. bran was a true western & will be missed so to the family i send my sympathy

  48. On 19/02/2018 at 5:47 pm Roy and Judy Copithorne Said:

    PAuline, Laurie and Linda and the entire Edge family.
    We are sorry to hear of the passing of a friend neighbour and a truly great veterinarian. DOc as he was known, new many worked passionately at his profession and was a friend and neighbour in Jumping Pound. We always appreciated his knowledge in the animal health industry. Judy always enjoyed having him sit at our family table during his animal health visits! Always a good joke to share.
    He will be missed in all aspects of his life. Thank you for sharing him with us all!
    ROy and Judy and family

  49. On 19/02/2018 at 5:56 pm Cody McIntosh Said:

    He will not be forgotten and will live on in our memories. He will be missed.

  50. On 19/02/2018 at 6:53 pm Nora Schmidt Said:

    Pauline, Laurie and Linda, few people have touched as many lives as Brian has,I greatly admired him he was a living legend and earned well deserved immense respect… a life well lived, Nora Schmidt

  51. On 19/02/2018 at 7:08 pm Sandra Humphreys Said:

    Our deepest sympathy to Pauline and Family.

    Bob and Betty Baptie
    Sandra Humphreys

  52. On 19/02/2018 at 9:51 pm Terry Hunt Said:

    So sorry to receive news of Brian’s passing. Brian was a mentor to many young veterinarians and will be sorely missed by family, friends, colleagues and clients. Brian contributed a great deal to the agricultural community including the veterinary profession. I feel honored to have known him.
    Terry & Marianne Hunt

  53. On 20/02/2018 at 12:17 pm Rob and Marla Blackwell Said:

    Pauline, our deepest condolences to you, and your family. You are in our thoughts.

  54. On 20/02/2018 at 1:38 pm Kerry and Heather Hebbes Said:

    So sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. He will be missed by so many that had the privilege of knowing his big smile, sense of humor and great knowledge. RIP Brian

  55. On 20/02/2018 at 3:00 pm Gary and Bonnie Niemi and family Said:

    Dear Pauline, Laurie, Linda. Beryl and families,
    How very saddened we were to hear that Brian had passed on. Having known Brian since University days at Guelph, we have a treasure trove of memories to remind us of him. What a great person he was, always kind, caring and ready with his quick wit and a good joke.
    Please know that so many people are thinking of you, supporting you and wanting you to know how important Brian and all of you are to us.

  56. On 20/02/2018 at 3:37 pm Randi-Lyn Giles Said:

    Doc has been our vet for many years whether it was a farm visit or checking in on our animals at 4-H on Parade or Calgary Stampede. My very first year of 4-H, Doc made sure to buy my steer at the sale. He always took the time to talk to us whether it was my dad, myself or Cole and Taylor, no matter where it was we crossed paths. Some of the memories I have are helping with testing bulls, I became the assistant and helped him do the slides and paperwork. I’d like to send out our sincere condolences to his family on behalf of our entire family at Circle J Ranches and 3G Cattle Ventures.

  57. On 20/02/2018 at 3:52 pm Bryan Danard Said:

    We have so many fond memories of working with Doc at the Calgary Stockyards, he will be missed. Our condolences to you and your family.

  58. On 20/02/2018 at 4:44 pm Mike jelinski Said:

    My sincerest condolences to Pauline and family. I enjoyed many visits with Brian at veterinary conferences and always appreciated both his insight and humor. It was a particular pleasure to be asked by Brian to preg-check the cows last fall and in spite of the cold we had a thoroughly enjoyable day along with Pauline and the many friends that came out to help. It was an honor to have had Brian as a colleague.

  59. On 20/02/2018 at 5:42 pm Evelyn and Brian Carlson Said:

    Dearest Pauline, Laurie and Linda and your precious families,
    Our loving prayers and sympathy to you as you journey through the grief of your sweetheart, Dad and Grandpa.
    We remember our happy visits to the ranch and your loving and generous hospitality to your younger cousin and her family.
    We are deeply saddened by Brian’s sudden passing and enfold you all in our love and thoughts.
    Brian, Eve, Ryan, Lacey and little Clark.
    Xxoo

  60. On 20/02/2018 at 6:00 pm Don and Trudy Evans Said:

    We would like to send our condolences to Pauline and all the family. We have great memories of jokes and stories while pregnant testing or during calls. Also the fun times at ABP and CCFA functions. Brian contributed so much to 4-H on Parade. He was greatly respected and will be missed

  61. On 20/02/2018 at 7:53 pm Bob and Gina Church Said:

    Sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. Our condolences to Pauline and family. Brian would always impress us with his knowledge from ET to all beef cattle knowledge. He will be missed for his services to the Calgary Stampede, 4H on parade and for his humor.

  62. On 21/02/2018 at 12:50 am Brenda Said:

    Pauline and family I’m shocked to hear that Brian has passed away ( I am sending this while in Japan). I’ve known Brian for over 40 years now through the veterinary profession we were colleagues, competitors and friends —he was a legend, he was unforgettable and he always took the highroad and was willing to help anyone at any.
    time. David

  63. On 21/02/2018 at 7:52 am Audrey Waddell Said:

    My sincere sympathy to you, Pauline and your family. I remember the good times we had over the years.

  64. On 21/02/2018 at 8:12 am Bob Park Said:

    Pauline and Family so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. I can still see us on the flag football field playing for the Northwest Football team (1971-1975) and the many times we met during Stampede. Goodbye to a wonderful old friend.
    Our deepest condolences. Bob Park

  65. On 21/02/2018 at 12:51 pm Dave & Ann (Neilson) Beattie Said:

    Dear Pauline, Laurie, Linda and Beryl, John
    Dave and I send warm thoughts and sincere condolences on Brian’s passing. We had many a fun conversation with him over the years at the Cochrane clinic even though dogs were handled by his colleagues. His welcoming grin and neighbourly manner were a special part of his personality. We hope you all are comforted by wonderful memories shared with Brian over the years. He will be missed.

  66. On 21/02/2018 at 1:12 pm Janice Sturm Said:

    So sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. My condolences to Pauline & family. I have fond memories of playing football in our backyard with Brian & my dad & brothers on a Sunday afternoon. We always had so many laughs. He will be missed .

  67. On 21/02/2018 at 3:01 pm Ralph Christian Said:

    My condolences to Pauline and the family. Brian was an outstanding person and veterinarian and his knowledge and expertise will be missed by many.

  68. On 21/02/2018 at 4:14 pm Wayne and I've McDonell Said:

    As a classmate of Brian’s it has been wonderful to see from the comments above just how much he was appreciated as a veterinarian and person – but not unexpected. I had the pleasure of sharing a room in the frat with Brian as an undergrad for a year, and things were never dull! He will indeed be missed. I’ve and I would like to express our personal condolences to Pauline and Brian’s family.

  69. On 21/02/2018 at 6:07 pm steve and marie west Said:

    Pauline and family,
    We will always have great memories as a veterinary colleague and friend from Guelph to Calgary.
    Never to forget.

  70. On 22/02/2018 at 7:19 am Holly Nicoll & Reiny Kristel Said:

    Pauline, Laurie, Linda and families,

    We are saddened by this news for you all. Brian has left many memories through everything he touched in his veterinary career, volunteer work and advocacy for the beef industry. Hold each other tight through the days ahead. Brian will be missed.

  71. On 22/02/2018 at 7:46 am Dr Glen Jones Said:

    Brian was always a leader and willing to serve his proffession in any capacity, setting high standards of excellence in all aspects.
    It was great to serve with him on committees or to receive direction from him on any level.
    The AVMA will always be better because of his efforts.
    Dr Glen Jones & Dr Andy Strang of Cardston

  72. On 22/02/2018 at 8:14 am Bob Skinner Said:

    Brian was a close friend for over fifty years and will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathies go out to Pauline for both having lived with him and now without him.

  73. On 22/02/2018 at 9:00 am Mejid Ayroud Said:

    Dear Pauline and family. It is with great sadness that I hear that our friend and fellow veterinarian Brian has passed away. Veterinarians young and old have had the honor of having a colleague like Brian who was a great mentor and teacher. His knowledge of beef cattle health and management was exemplary. His humour kept us young. He will be missed by many!

  74. On 22/02/2018 at 9:05 am Hazel George Said:

    My deepest sympathy to all of Brian’s family and friends. He certainly was one-of-a-kind and we will all remember the good times with him; his jokes and his stories. I encouraged him to write a book because he certainly lived a full and exciting life. Keep his memories close and he will never be too far away.

  75. On 22/02/2018 at 9:43 am Scott & Elan Lees Said:

    Our heartfelt condolences to Pauline and family. We are so incredibly sad and sorry for your loss of Doc. He was a mentor and friend for 28 years. We will all miss his advice, sense of humor and his love of agriculture. He was a remarkable man with a photographic memory who always had time for you. We are proud to have know you Doc!

  76. On 22/02/2018 at 10:22 am Mike and Joanne Magee Said:

    Pauline and family, we are so very sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. He was truly a great man anotherd will be dearly missed. Take care of one another at this difficult time.

  77. On 22/02/2018 at 12:44 pm Bob and Joan Furtney Said:

    So sorry to hear about Brian’s Passing,He will be truly missed in the community.
    I was glad to have known him and his family all these years.
    Sincerely Bob and Joan

  78. On 22/02/2018 at 1:43 pm MARTY AND DIXIE EDGE Said:

    Our sincere condolences to Pauline and Family. Brian was just part of the operation . Marty will miss the weekly humor, friendship and professional help and advice . His memory and stories will live on. May time and good friends help to lessen your sorrow.

  79. On 22/02/2018 at 4:44 pm Jackie Rawn (Davey) Said:

    Linda, Laurie and Mrs. Edge, I’m so sorry to hear of Dr. Edge’s passing. Some of my favourite memories would be coming for a sleepover with Linda and sneaking off with her dad in the early morning to go and check for new calves. You guys made a lonely little city kid feel right at home, and those are some of the best memories of my childhood. To reconnect with him at 4-H on Parade while there with my own two kids was amazing. I truly believe that my time spent with your family set me on the agricultural path we now live and breath.
    The world is a sadder place knowing that the wonderful man, who let a talkative little girl who was full of questions tag along, while he was undoubtedly exhausted from a long day at work (with calving season in full swing) is no longer with us. Please know that I’m thinking of you all.

  80. On 22/02/2018 at 5:33 pm Beth Durkin Said:

    My sympathy to you and your family Pauline. Bill thought very highly of Brian.

  81. On 22/02/2018 at 8:46 pm Maxine Gurr Said:

    So sorry to hear the sad news of Brian’s passing! His smiley face and funny jokes will be greatly missed at Bow River Ranch, he was a wonderful guy!! My deepest condolences to Pauline and the family!My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  82. On 22/02/2018 at 8:50 pm Hall and Laurie Broadhurst Said:

    Our love and much sympathy to Pauli, Laurie and Linda and all the family at the loss of a dynamic husband, father and friend. Brian’s absence from the ranch, from his chair by the fabulous foothills view, from the family dinners (biggest steaks we’d ever seen), from his place in our hearts will be deeply felt. We will miss the stories told in front of Calgary games and the card games in the evening. We have a special memory of only two years ago at branding where we city slickers with our grandchildren were safely placed in the back of the pickup while Brian sat on the tailgate – despite his injuries -directing operations. Full of life, he filled our lives. He will be sorely missed.

  83. On 22/02/2018 at 8:58 pm Hawes Family Said:

    Our deepest sympathies extended to Pauline, Laurie, Linda, and the rest of the Edge Family.

  84. On 23/02/2018 at 12:49 pm Clarence & Evelyn Buckley Said:

    Our sincere condolences to you , Pauline and your family, in the loss of Brian, who was a partner to so many of us in the cattle business. The best diagnostic vet I ever knew, who always had a solution to any medical or nutritional problem that would arise. He was always fun to work with, especially watching him trying to juggle a cigarette with rubber gloves on at preg testing time. Never a complaint about the time of day or weather conditions, when you were not able to get the “patient” in to shelter for him to work on. He deserved all the respect and appreciation you could give, and will be sorely missed. Bless you all in your time of sorrow.
    Clarence & Evelyn Buckley

  85. On 23/02/2018 at 1:40 pm Joan Elaine Embleton, 4H leader Said:

    It is with great sadness that Brian has passed and I shared 10 happy years working with him when I was the 4H rabbit and small animal leader for Bragg Creek, Cochrane, Calgary and Airdrie. He and shared several great times at the 4H on Parade events and Stampede events and as a great friend and mentor to me and my 4H kids. Love to the family and my cousin Dr. Neil Embleton and I knew Brian and shared many stories of our animal adventures. Prayers and love and great appreciation to a very special Dr. We at 4H will miss him terribly. Joan Embleton, University of Calgary.

  86. On 23/02/2018 at 3:10 pm Russell & Patricia Wiechnik Said:

    Our heartfelt condolences Pauline and family. We will miss our conversations with ( The Doc ) and mostly his great sense of humour.
    Russell & Patricia Wiechnik

  87. On 23/02/2018 at 4:12 pm James Scott Said:

    My heartfelt sympathy to you, Pauline, and your family. Although I didn’t know Brian very well, having spent a total of a few hours with him on those annual visits to your home, I enjoyed the time spent talking about history, people it turned out we both knew in the ranching and veterinary world, and goings-on in the community. Brian struck me as a very special person who touched many people’s lives in this part of the world, and I know he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  88. On 26/02/2018 at 8:59 am Carolin Koebisch Said:

    Doc Brian has touched many lives but I am certain quite a few veterinarians from Cochrane, like me, had a start at his clinic.
    It was always pleasant to come to work and I enjoyed tremendously going on large animal calls with him, because it was like going back in time, doing the same thing with my Dad when I was a child. The straight forward, common sense approach to treating the animals was familiar to me from my Dad’s veterinary clinic.
    I still use his famous healing oil and green wound cream and I wish I hadn’t lost the receipe for it.
    I will forever cherish I had a chance to know him and helping him out in his clinic.

  89. On 26/02/2018 at 4:51 pm Sharon Tegart Said:

    I was very, very sad to hear of Docs passing. Our professional relationship started when my husband Happy flew Doc to PEI to preg test cows for us at Dundas Farms in l973. When we bought our farm in l975 Doc continued as our vet. Oh my the stories I could tell about doing c-sections on recips. My relationship with Doc evolved into friendship with our 20+ years working together at the Calgary Bull Sale and Stampede. I will always cherish the time spent with him. His jokes, stories and phone calls will be missed by many.
    I am honored to call him my friend.
    My prayers and heartfelt sympathy go out to you all – Sharon Tegart

  90. On 27/02/2018 at 10:59 am Murray & Marian Esler Said:

    Our sincere condolences Polly & girls. Thank you for all the wonderful times we spent together. You are in our hearts and minds, and Brian will always be remembered.

  91. On 27/02/2018 at 2:37 pm Gloria Johnson Said:

    Pauline and family, John, Beryl and family. With my deepest condolences.

  92. On 27/02/2018 at 7:25 pm Dennis & Pat Bichel Said:

    Our sincere sympathy to Pauline, Laurie, Linda and families. It was always enjoyable to see Brian over the years (from early years at OVC to the Waterton reunion). He accomplished a great deal in his life, and we all have wonderful memories of him. Our thoughts are with all of you.

  93. On 28/02/2018 at 8:57 am Roger & Eva Nobert Said:

    Our very sincere condolences on your loss of a very exceptional man, Brian.I called on Brian at his first job after he graduated from Guelph. As a relatively new pharmaceutical representative myself,I was nervous. After talking to Brian for five minutes that nervessness was gone. He was such laidback friendly giant of a man.
    Our friendship remained from that day on.I truly admired this man and “Thanks ” Polly for reading my somewhat long story about your man. Our hearts go out to you and your children.

    Sincerely, Roger & Eva Nobert

  94. On 01/03/2018 at 8:11 am John Maze Said:

    So sad to hear of this great loss. Dr. Brian was greatly admired by us all, and we thoroughly enjoyed all our conversations with him. From all of his friends at the UFA Calgary Petro, we off er our deepest sympathies.

    All the best to the family,

    John, Barry, Damian and Paul.

  95. On 02/03/2018 at 1:04 pm Mary Colquhoun-Nind Said:

    Dear Pauli..
    Only you will ever know the Love you Lost when your Brian passed away two weeks ago, to-day…
    The grief you feel is a tribute to the person that he was…your Hero and Husband, Father, Grandpa, Brother…
    Patriarch to the Edge family and Doctor to “all creatures great and small”..an integral and vital part of the veterinary community in Alberta.
    Am sending along much love and peace to you, Laurie and Linda and their families.
    Trust that, in time, the heartache and lonely hours will be replaced by fun and joy..sparked by happy memories.
    Fondly, Mary, Scott and Wendy (Colquhoun-Nind)

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