In Memoriam

An image of John Edwards.
John C. Edwards, BCom’56

John Crispo Symons Edwards died on February 29, 2020, in the presence of his loving family.

John was born in Ottawa to Commodore John Crispo Inglis Edwards and Dorothy Elizabeth Edwards (Symons). He was raised on both coasts because of his father's naval career. John studied at Victoria College and UBC, where he was a member of the Zeta Psi fraternity. He obtained a Certified General Accountant designation and spent his working life primarily in the federal public service, retiring in 1999.

In addition to his long career of public and volunteer work, he was deeply dedicated to his family. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Helen, and four children: John (Heather), Susie (Jessie), Edie (Dave), and Diana (Andrew). He was a loving grandpa to his three surviving grandchildren, Brooklynn, Aaron, and Dylan, and another – Henry – was born in July. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister Susan and grandson Caden, who both died in infancy.

John enjoyed connecting with UBC and attending many alumni events.