PRUDEN, Edward Rowland

January 3, 1933 – January 30, 2023

The family of Ed Pruden are sad to announce he passed away on January 30, 2023.  Big Ed was born in Tofield, AB, the son of John Peter Pruden and Viola Edith Lindgren. He was very proud of his Swedish, Metis, and fur trade ancestry.

Ed worked for Alberta Government Telephones (now Telus) for 34 years and was retired for 35 years. The most important thing in Ed’s life was his family and his happiest times were spent at the family cabin at Burnstick Lake and family celebrations.

Ed is survived by his wife of 68 years, Myrna; his three children, Leslie Pruden, Howard (Regina) Pruden, Marcy (Kelly) Brett; 6 grandchildren, Kalista Pruden, Ben (Melissa) Pruden, Joel (Tiffany) Pruden, Hannah (David) Pruden, Amy (Trevor) Mailey, Haley (Hans) Brett; 6 great grandchildren, Avalyn, Liliana, Emery, Olivia, Zoe, and Parker Edward; brother-in-law Monty Pharis, niece Stacy (Ernie) Warrack, and nephew Warren (Leanne) Pharis.

In keeping with Ed’s wishes, no funeral service will be held and a private family gathering will take place a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society

Rest Easy Dear Husband, Dad, Gramps, GG.

Arrangements entrusted to Flo Simpson, Funeral Director

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – 403-932-1039

  1. On February 3, 2023 at 8:07 am Carol Dutchik Said:

    My deepest Condolences.

  2. On February 3, 2023 at 12:01 pm Lori Linney Said:

    Rest easy Big Eddie. You will be missed.

  3. On February 3, 2023 at 4:12 pm marianne abrahamson Said:

    Dear Myrna and Family,
    That is indeed sad news! But what a relief for dear Ed to be free of all earthly suffering. That will be a comfort while you are mourning him. I am so glad to have met our Canadian relatives a few years ago. Now both Roy and Ed have a chance to meet again.

  4. On February 3, 2023 at 6:39 pm Suzanne Sager Said:

    So many happy memories will keep you in our hearts dear Eddie.
    Sending big hugs and lots of love to Myrna, Les, Howard, Marcy and all their families.

  5. On February 5, 2023 at 7:09 pm Ross and Rhonda Spence Said:

    So sad to hear the news . Our hearts go out to you Myrna, Les, Howard, Marcy and your families. I have so many memories growing up with you all and the holidays we experienced together. Ed in particular was always larger than life to me as a kid, lifting us up and over the incoming ocean waves at Long Beach , riding those same waves in a canoe or just laughing over the “Middle ” finger glove….
    Trying to keep up with him hunting the hills of southern Alberta was always a challenge but I sure did like it when he took the lead pulling out our successes. I learned a lot from these outdoor experiences and will be forever grateful.

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