George E. Ede was born 9 May 1940, the son of Jack Ede and Margarite Royea.
Those who really knew him saw that his life was about people and giving. Despite all of his accomplishments during his military career, nothing was as important to him as to how he had raised his children Nichola and Scott to be good, kind and respectful people.
George Ede was a Corporal in the Canadian Armed Forces when he was selected to represent his nation in biathlon at the 1968 Winter Olympics, having placed second in that year’s Canadian National Biathlon Championships, behind Esko Karu. At the Games, he finished 51st in a field of 60 competitors (although still the second-highest of four Canadians, again behind Karu) in the 20km event and also competed in the 4 x 7.5km relay alongside Karu, Knowles McGill, and George Rattai. A career military man, he served in the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada before moving through the ranks in the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.
He lived his life to the fullest and died on 9 Jun 2012.