Capt. (Retired) Cyril "Edward" Weatherdon of Salisbury passed away peacefully at the Moncton Hospital on Sunday August 6, 2023 following a two week stay after having suffered a stroke and a heart attack. Born February 24, 1940 in Halifax, he was a son of the late Cyril and Eunice Blair (Harrison) Weatherdon.
Survived and sadly missed by his wife Patsy (Davidson), two daughters Trinda Lee Rolfe (Tim), Lutes Mountain, Tricia Luanne Weatherdon, Salisbury, grandson Tyler Lyndon Rolfe and sister Mary Lynn Weatherdon -Keough, Edmonton. Predeceased by an infant brother David Lloyd and a brother James Ernest of Riverview.
As a teenager, Edward fed and cared for "Gus" the tortoise who is now 100 years old , tropical fish, a monkey and a snake at the NS Museum of Science in Halifax as an aquarist.
He graduated from St. Mary's University in Halifax (Oct. 2,1964) and married the love of his life two weeks later. He was employed at Canada Cement Co. Ltd., Point Anne ON as an Assistant Research Chemist and after three years transferred to the Brookfield plant as Assistant Chemist. In 1979 he transferred to Canada Cement LaFarge Ltd., Havelock as Plant Chemist until retirement.
Edward enjoyed target shooting, antique cars and motor cycles. He enjoyed coaching the Air Cadets for the Biathlon and Air Rifle Competitions which they won many times.
He was the Commanding Officer for 580 A/M Hugh Campbell Squardron , Royal Canadian Air Cadets, Salisbury for 15 years. He went on to become an officer with 154 Amherst Ansom Squadron . He was also a volunteer member of the St. John Ambulance in Salisbury and a member of Branch 31, Royal Canadian Legion, Salisbury, the Riverview Veterans and Armed Forces Association, Air Force Association of Canada 105 (Cumberland) Wing, National Association of Federal Retirees and St. Marys University Alumni. A member of Salisbury United Church he served on several committees and helped run the Salisbury Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings as a fundraiser for the church.
Edward received the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award in 1998, Salisbury's Mayor Award for Leadership in the Community in 2003, Moncton Sports Wall of Fame for Marksmanship in 2009, The Duke of Edinburg's AwardYoung Canadian Challenge for help to the youth of Canada, The Canadian Forces Sports Honor Roll as a Builder of Shooting in 2005.
The Family will receive relatives and friends at the Salisbury Funeral Home (506 372-4800) on Thursday August 10 from 11 AM until time of Service at 1 p.m. with Rev. Stephen Brown officiating.
If desired memorials in Edward's memory to the Salisbury United Church or a charity of choice would be appreciated.
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