Edward John (Eddie) Safarik

Safarik, Edward John (Eddie) born in Vancouver August 15, 1917 passed away peacefully November 28, 2004. Eddie who was a pioneer in the BC fishing industry is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Nita, four sons Edward (Diana), Gordon (Melissa), Murray (Patricia), Douglas (Fran), daughter-in-law Gill, grandchildren Sarah, Nicholas, Ashleigh, Paul, Kveta, Alexandra, Bryn, Grant, Jacob, Clayton, Dylan, Angelina, great grandson De’Andre, brothers Norman and Johnny. Eddie was a graduate from UBC in arts and commerce, and an officer in the reserve unit in the Second World War. After graduation he worked in the family fish business before founding Ocean Fisheries Limited in 1962. He was inducted into the Fraser River Heritage Society for his contribution to the fishery on the Fraser River. Eddie was an avid gardener, hacker golfer, fisherman and storyteller. Papa Eddie will be greatly missed by everyone whose life he touched. All friends and family are invited to a service and celebration of life at the UBC Faculty Club (Sage Bistro) on Sunday December 12, 2004 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers dontations to the Children’s Oncology Unit in his name at Children’s Hospital will be greatly appreciated.

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