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Edward “Eddie” Henry Biegel

October 02, 1941 - May 08, 2024

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Obituary For Edward “Eddie” Henry Biegel

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Edward Henry Biegel, resident of Grande Prairie, AB, formerly of Bluesky and Fairview, AB. Eddie passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital, at the age of 82 years.

Eddie was born on October 2, 1941, in Fairview to Martha and August Biegel. He was the nineth child of thirteen. He went to school in Bluesky and started farming with his dad. Eddie also worked construction and was proud of being part of building the Dunvegan Bridge. He married Barbara “Barbs” Friedel on September 30, 1963, and went on to have two daughters, Sandra and Donna. Eddie and Barbs sold the farm in Bluesky and moved into Fairview, where he pursued a career in real estate. A few years later they moved to Grande Prairie where he continued selling real estate with his brother Peter at Top Realty.

Eddie was a kind, witty, music loving, crib playing, family man. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.

Eddie will be sadly missed by his wife of 60 years Barbara Biegel; children Sandra (Rob) Habetler and Donna (Darryl) Bodnar; grandchildren Brooklyn Bodnar (Brent Headon) and Morgan Bodnar; great-grandchild Hadlee Headon; sisters Sr. Julietta Biegel and Sr. Rita Marie Biegel; brother Peter (Fran) Biegel; sister in-law Irene Biegel; numerous brothers and sisters in-law from Barbara’s side of the family; nieces, nephews, and friends; and of course, his fur grandbabies.

He was predeceased by his parents Martha and August Biegel; brothers Bernard, Tony, Martin, and Albert; sisters Matilda, Helen, Catherine, Margaret, and Eleanor; Barbara’s parents; as well as numerous in-laws.

A Prayer Service will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at 7:00 pm, at Oliver’s Funeral Home in Grande Prairie (10005 107 Ave.).

A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2024, at 11:30 am, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Grande Prairie. (10404 102 St.) A live stream of the service will be available.

Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation – Alberta (100-119 14 Street NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 1Z6), or to the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation (11205 110 Street, Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 4B1).

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15 May

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16 May

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11:30 AM

St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church 10404-102 Street Grande Prairie, AB Get Directions »
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  • May 17, 2024

    Very saddened to hear of Ed's passing. He was a true gentleman. Very kind and always had time for a visit. My condolences to Barb, Sandra, Donna and their families.

  • May 16, 2024

    Barbara and family. Our sincerest condolences to you on Eddies passing, a charismatic gentleman that we all will miss.

  • May 15, 2024

    Such sad news to hear about Eddie's passing. Sending sincere sympathies to Barbs, Sandra, Donna and families. May he rest in peace. ✝️

  • May 15, 2024

    Our condolences to the family, he worked with my folks on a couple of properties in GP and we enjoyed the time he helped us out. Crystal Martin and Ellen Cyr.

  • May 15, 2024

    PRINCE 🙌OF A MAN💕🧚👏🤩🤩 🤗's & condolences'to FAMILY👩‍❤️‍👨👩‍❤️‍👨 LOVE 💕 CAROL

  • May 15, 2024

    Dear Auntie Barbs, Sandra, Donna, and family. Sending my heartfelt condolences to you all. What a wonderful man who will leave behind so many great memories. He truly could light up a room just with his smile and loving nature. Hugs to everyone now and always. Wade & Karen

  • May 14, 2024

    Words can't express our sympathy & deepest condolences to Barbs, Sandra, Donna & families! Where do I start? My memories of spending time together at the farm, even before Donna was born, when Ed was farming & had to go out to jerk his Jersey! Rides on the toboggan behind the snowmobile, spending Christmas' together & always the huge family gathering around the table for music, story telling, laughter & card games! So many good times together, growing up & knowing that you were loved & respected by such an honourable & kind man! Favorite dances were always the ones where Eddie was playing guitar & singing with the band! The love & kindness he shared with all of us lasted for decades & I was always so excited when a trip up north it their trips south, included a visit with us! I consider myself so fortunate to have had Eddie involved in my life for 60 years - what beauty, peace, happiness, calm & love he brought with every visit! He will be so deeply missed by so many! Until we meet again, dear Uncle Eddie!

  • May 14, 2024

    SENDING MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO BARB, SANDRA AND DONNA during this difficult time

  • May 14, 2024

    We were so sorry to hear of Eddie's passing. He always had a kiss and a hug and kind words. It was a privilege to know him. Our thoughts and prayers to Barb, Sandra, Donna & families. Garry & Denise Clarke

  • May 13, 2024

    Our sincere condolences to the family!!! Ed always made time to visit and was a true pleasure to work with!!!! Jim and Bonnie Lund

  • May 13, 2024

    Uncle Eddie, you are gone, but you will never be forgotten. So many memories of the good old farm days. Rest in Peace 🕊️ ❤️ Larry & Linda Biegel

  • May 13, 2024

    My sincere sympathies to Barb and family. My thought and prayers are with you during this difficult time of your loss. Bev McIver

  • May 13, 2024

    Barb, Sandra & Donna so sorry for your loss. Sending lots of love your way. Lots of great memories of your Dad. Take care. Addie & Bea.

  • May 13, 2024

    We wish to extend our condolences to the family on the loss of dear Eddie. We will remember him as a kind and friendly cousin and a true gentleman. May his soul rest in peace and may his memory bless your lives Joe and Betty Nasedkin

  • May 13, 2024

    So sorry to hear this Barb, Eddie was a very kind,warm person, always had a smile for everyone. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

  • May 13, 2024

    our sincere sympathy to Barb and family on the passing of one of our neighbour's.. Ed was a thoughtful fun man and will be remembered fondly. Dave & Gwen

  • May 13, 2024

    We are so sorry for your loss. He was a beautiful soul. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. God Bless Sincerely, Jason and Melanie Wiebe

  • May 13, 2024

    Dear Barb and Family, Our hearts are with you. We had the privilege of living next door to Ed and Barb, and share many stories. - Ben and Donna Krzysik

  • May 13, 2024

    "So sad to hear this news. Sending condolences to all the family." Carol& Terry Doll . He will be truly missed.

  • May 13, 2024

    Auntie Barb, Sandra, Donna and families: I was so sad to hear of Uncle Ed's passing. He was a very warm and kind gentleman. I have very fond memories of him at Friedel family gatherings. My heart goes out to you. You are in my prayers. Karen and Darren Kisser and family

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