Edgar Wallace Salway went home to be with his Lord and Saviour on Tuesday, April 5th, 2022 in Neepawa, MB at the Hospital. He was 96 years old.
Ed is survived by wife Selma Annie (Johnson) Skoglund, son Alford Gordon Salway (Deborah) of Edmonton, AB, daughter Margaret May (Lyle) Ellison of Listowel, ON, grandsons Malcolm (Jessie) Salway of Anchorage, AK and Quinton Ellison of Listowel, ON; great grandchildren Cyd and Ty Salway. Stepchildren Elliot Skoglund (Chris, Candace: Barrett, Devyn) and Susan (Gerald) Woywada (Britany, Joe: Griffin / Jarett, Martina) of Erickson, MB. Also survived by brother Gordon Leslie (1932) (Vi) Salway of Morden, MB; brother-in-law, sisters-in-law and many nephews and nieces.
Predeceased by first wife Janet Marie (Alford) Salway (1926 - 1995), brothers Owen Charles (1922 - 1990) and Raymond William Henry (1919 - 2015).
Ed was born on a farm near Spy Hill, SK on March 10, 1926 to Howard Henry Ralph (1894 - 1973) and Gladys May (Gapper) (1896 - 1973) Salway. He was named after his father’s brother Edgar John (1883).
Schooled in Nokomis, SK and Miniota, MB, Ed joined the Manitoba Power Commission in 1944 at Miniota and worked as a ground and line man in rural Manitoba. He then worked as a supervisor in Steinbach, MB and upon retirement in 1982 from Manitoba Hydro was an area manager out of Neepawa.
He met his first wife Marie in Steinbach, and married on January 19th, 1951 (Portage la Prairie). Their children Gordon and Margaret were born in Steinbach before their move to Neepawa in 1956, Enjoying the community they lived there, until retiring to
Seaside Drive, overlooking the Juan de Fuca Strait on Vancouver Island in the late 1980s. Ed resided there, after Marie died, moving into Victoria in 2007; before moving to Erickson in 2014 with second wife Selma whom he married August 8th, 2009 (Erickson).
In 2018 Ed moved back to Neepawa to be near Selma who was in Country Meadows with Alzheimer’s.
Over the years Ed enjoyed singing with the Barbershop, church and community choirs; curling, golfing, walking, gardening and travelling. He belonged to the Neepawa Lions, Neepawa Barbershop and the Chamber of Commerce. He was also active in St. James Anglican Church (Neepawa), Anglican churches in Sooke and Victoria, and Hilltop Baptist Church (Erickson).
Interment will be at the Neepawa Riverside Cemetery (1 Smith Drive).
Memorial donations: Touchwood Park, Neepawa or the charity of your choice.
There will be a graveside service at Neepawa Riverside Cemetery on Thursday, April 21st at 1 p.m. Visiting & finger foods to follow at Kinsmen Kourts 2 (307 Davidson Street, Neepawa)
Charity of Choice
Box 1149, Neepawa MB R0J1H0