It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Eddy McFadgen (Edward Gregory McFadgen), on January 18th, 2023 at the West Parry Sound Health Centre, at the age of 90.
Beloved husband of the late Georgie McFadgen (A. Georgina McDonald) for 66 years. Eddy was a devoted father to Jo-Anne Stanton (Bill); Cathy Goodfellow (Rick); and Barb Kerr (Chuck) and was predeceased by his son Edward and his grandson, Joe Goodfellow. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Heather and Christopher Watson, Edward Goodfellow (Krissy), Matthew Kerr (Jemma Wolfe), and Shawn Kerr (Claire Henry). Also remembered by his great grandchildren, Amaya, Ryah, and Crue Goodfellow; and Alden and Rowan Wolfe Kerr. Fondly remembered by his sister, Dolores Conahan and his close friend, Nancy Loch.
Family was the most important thing to Eddy, spending time with them, and connecting by phone and FaceTime in abundance. This was evident in the strength he received through the many calls and visits he received during his last days.
Eddy began his journey in Glace Bay, Cape Breton Island where he met his wife, Georgie. After they married, they moved to Ontario where he joined the OPP, starting his career as a Constable in London. He had postings in Glencoe, Bancroft, Sharbot Lake, Parry Sound, North Bay, Chatham, and North Bay again. He progressed through the ranks of the OPP finishing his 35-year career as Superintendent.
In addition to his passion for his career with the OPP, he also had a passion for the game of golf. He was a long-time member of the Parry Sound Golf & Country Club and served on the Board, including as President for many years.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
The Family invites you to join them in celebrating the life of Eddy & a life well lived.
Thursday, June 1st, 2023, from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Visitation at Logan's Funeral Home, 81 James St, Parry Sound.
Friday, June 2nd, 2023, at 1:00 P.M., an East Coast Celebration with Family Words of Remembrance at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 52 Church Street, Parry Sound. If you play East Coast music, bring along your fiddle or guitar.
For those who wish to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Peter’s Church, it will precede the celebration at 12:00 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Center or Junior Golf at Parry Sound Golf & Country Club are appreciated.
Barb, Chuck and family,
We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Eddy. He was such a wonderful man! ❤
Deepest condolences to all.🙏
May the many wonderful memories of your dad/grandfather carry you through this difficult time.
Hugs and prayers,
Joy and Steve
Barb and Chuck and all the family,
We are deeply saddened to hear of Eddie's passing and want to send our very sincere condolences to you all. Having known Eddie personally and professionally for more years than we can begin to count the thought of his passing is a deep personal to us all .
Always the same cheerful and happy man our meetings were a real joy. It will take us some time to absorb all of this. Love to you all!
Many fond memories of Ed while stationed at Still River.-Ken Breadner
So very sorry to hear. We will miss uncle Eddie He was an amazing person ❤️-Dolores and bernd Wehmeyer
Jo-Anne, my sincere condolences to you & your family on the passing of your Father. He sure lived his life, such wonderful memories for all of you. My thoughts & prayers are with you. May he R.I.P. 🙏-Cheryl Waller
I am deeply sorry for your loss. I know how much he was loved and respected by all of his family, friends. My thoughts are with you all-Marilyn Gowdy
I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. He was a twinkle in your mother's eye. The compassion and love they shared was what everyone should hope for. I watched him visit your mom every day at Lakeland. He always had a chuckle about something for us. May he rest in peace with your mom. Together again. RIP Eddy. Treasure your memories in this time of healing and always. Ruth Ann-Ruth Ann Muma
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father, Barb. I know you will miss him, but you have the wonderful memories always.❤-Muriel McKee
My sincere condolences to Eddy's family. My heart is with you in your time of sorrow. A life well-lived.-Lynne Fraser
Dear Barb, Chuck & Family,
We were shocked to hear of Eddy's passing. Our sincere condolences go to you all. Eddy was one of Joe's besties and he will miss his friendship very much.
Hugs to all.
Joe & Maureen Ryman-Joe & Maureen
So sorry to hear this. We will miss him, especially his smile. Thinking of you.
Take care of each other.
I am so very sorry reading this. Ed and Georgie were deeply devoted to one another and now they are back together. He loved all of his family and was so proud of each and everyone. My heart felt condolences to all of you!-Jonnie
To the family. Eddy was one of the first people I met at the golf course before we were members. His magnetic personality influenced our joining and only good memories of him and Georgie. Barb, special heartfelt sympathy.-Martha Lasichuk
Dear Barb Chuck and Family A wonderful Father, Grandfather, and Husband has gone to join his beloved Georgie. We are sorry for your loss. They will be teeing off together again. Love to you all
Mo & Carol
Dear Barb and Chuck and family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Every time we saw him in the hospital, your father always came with a smile, some fun stories of his life in Cape Breton and such a cheerful and positive view of life. He definitely brightened my day!!!
Thinking of you at this time,
Winfer and Ken
We were saddened to hear about the passing of your dad and are sending some warm hugs of condolences your way. It was abundantly clear how important he was to all of you and how much he loved his family. His legacy lives on in all of you. xo-Jeff and Cheryl Dillon
This was sad news as we hadn’t heard anything through the Parry Sound grape vine about Eddy not being well. We both will miss him from our memories built with Georgie and him in Florida and on our golf course. Eddy and I spent years together on the PSGCC executive and we were always on the same page. One of my favourite memories will be when we were talking on any subject and he would say the word “well” and just the way Eddy would say it in his east coast accent meant that I was possibly wrong and I learned to rethink my answer or opinion. Eddy will be in our hearts and thoughts as he climbs those stairs to join Georgie.
Sue and Ron
We will miss you and your antics at the Gardens!-Sue Kersten
We are sorry to hear of Ed's passing. He was a good friend. We will miss him very much.-Garnett & Sandra
Barb, Chuck and your family. So sorry to learn of Mr. McFadgen’s passing. He was such a good neighbour and so pleasant to talk with whenever and wherever we saw him. As was your mom. He will be missed.
Cindy and Joe Profit
Sorry for your loss...many laughs with Ed at the golf club. Trevor Langham-Trevor Langham
Barb, Chuck and Family,
My deepest condolences to you and entire family. As a longtime Golf Course Superintendent at PSGCC, I enjoyed many BOD meetings with Eddy. He was a true gentleman and well respected member of the club! His infectious smile and laugh will be missed at the golf club. Thinking of you!!
Dear Joanne, Cathy and Barb,
So sorry to read of Eddy's passing. He was a true professional in every respect he will truly be missed. Hope to see you in the spring.
My sincere condolences to all. Ed was such a pleasant, kind and happy gentlemen. xo
Barb, Chuck and Family. So sorry to hear of your Father's Passing
Ken and Veryl Todd
I am so blessed to had the pleasure of meeting you Ed! You were one of a kind. Condolences to all your family and friends.
May you Rest in Peace!🙏
We are sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. I talked to him in November and he was joyful. He was so dedicated to your Mother when she was in Lakeland. A wonderful friend. Sending our condolences to all the family. Gord and Irva-Gord and Irva Stewart
Barb, Chuck and family, I'm so sorry to hear of your father's passing!-Leena Kennedy
Sincere condolences Barb to you and your family. Your Dad was such a lovely man. Treasure your many memories.-Jodi
Sending our heartfelt condolences and love to Eddy's family and friends. We got to know Eddy during our time with Georgie to see such devotion, love and respect between the two was an awesome thing to see. He was such a kind and caring person always a smile.
Ivy, Pete, family and staff
Joanne, Cathy, Barb and family
It was with great sadness to have learned of your father's passing. Although he lived a long and happy life, it is still a shock to learn that Eddie is gone. We will always fondly remember our times as kids when either in Leamington, Glencoe or Bancroft when our families would all get together to eat, laugh and be merry. I will always cherish these memories of dad and his pals Eddie McFadgen and Pat Power. I do recall many a late nights back in the day when they all got together. They were great pals. Although we miss them all, we can take comfort in those memories. Perhaps they are together once again, one never knows! If so, I can hear the laughter again in my mind. All the best to you and your families. You were blessed with wonderful parents. God bless
Rick and Dodi Johnson
We are so sorry that Eddy has gone to join your mother. We had so many great times in Florida as well as the times in Parry Sound. We know all of you will miss Eddy.. Our condolences.
Erika and Les
Barb … never met your dad but we talked about OPP postings and Influence with transfers on our children’s paths.
Saddened for you to lose this end of your family
Barb, Chuck and boys … we will all miss that “HOW ARE YA T”DAY” at the top of ‘pro shop hill’ … sitting aside his customized screened porch golf cart , an hour before his own tee time, just hangin’ around because he just loved seeing and chatting with people … its a Maritime gift we could use a whirl one lot more of.
Rest well Eddy, best to Georgie my friend
Jo-Anne and Bill
Sorry to hear about your Father's death. I always remember you talking about his OPP days and being posted in Bancroft and Sharbot Lake. I didn't realize he had been posted in so many communities.
We will be away for Ed's memorial and just wanted you to know we would have been there if possible. Ed was a great guy and we are enjoying living in your Mom and Dad's house.-Don and Michelle Bosley
My thoughts are with you during this time of celebration remembering a life well lived. I think of the two free spirits in heaven (Pat and Cliff) welcoming him with a hey Fudd! Good to see you! Love to all of you!!-Mary Lou
My deepest sympathy to all of Ed's Family. I guess my earliest remembrances were in 1971 in Bancroft. Pat was earlier still and when he was acting Superintendent of Number 9 District OPP. Eddy seconded Pat to work on some robberies in the district. He was an honorable and honest man deeply committed to his family, his job, and the Province of Ontario. He is owed much, by so many. Ed really did live and gave his all to the citizens of this province. I wasn't aware that he'd gone on to join Georgia as I'd had health problems following an MVA and I've been more than 3 months bouncing back. Joanne, Cathy and Barb and families I shall keep Ed's memory alive and will add prayers for you and your family members. Eddy again Thank You, Sir for your service to the people of Ontario. A job well done, so Rest in Peace Retired Superintendent Edward McFadgen-Geraldine Mahoney