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Peter Gerald Edwards


Peter Gerald Edwards

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Peter Gerald Edwards, age 65, of Joggins, NS.  Peter passed away at the Halifax Infirmary on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 surrounded by his loving family by his side.

Born in Joggins, NS, he was the son of the late Margaret (Scopie) Edwards of Joggins and the late Garnet Edwards of River Hebert, NS.

Peter loved music and enjoyed playing guitar with friends and family.  Fishing with his special friend Kevin, and good times with his Buddy Wayne (Cat).  Peter fought a courageous battle with cancer for many many years.

He will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 39 years, Dawn (McCormick) Edwards; daughter Amanda (Michael) McLellan, Joggins; son Jeremy (Beth), Amherst, NS; grandchildren Melissa, Brandon, Daniel McLellan, Brandon, Lanaya, Kyler Edwards; brother Michael (Susan), Joggins, NS; sister Debbie (Bruce) Hebert, River Hebert, NS; Aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews and his special Fur baby Dexter Boo Boo.

He was predeceased by his mother Margaret (Scopie) Edwards, step-father Vernon Hoeg, Father Garnet Edwards, step-mother Betty nee Doyle; son Jason; brothers Ricky and Butch; nephews Scotty Edwards.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church St., Amherst, NS (902-667-8777).  Cremation has taken place and in keeping with Peter's wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service.  A private ceremony will take place at a later date.

Special thanks to the excellent staff at Halifax Infirmary, Floor 6A for their kind and caring support to Peter and is family.

Those wishing to make a donation in Peter's memory may do so to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Peter's online memorial at or through the Jones Family Funeral Centre Facebook Page.

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Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.