Mr. James Lemuel Edward Dalling was born in Chamber Settlement on September 28, 1938, he was the son of the late John Edward and Dorothy Eileen (Adair) Dalling and the husband of the late Irene Dalling who passed away in 2011.
In 1957, Edward married Irene Anderson at St. John’s United Church in Sussex Corner and that same year, Edward and Irene purchased the farm from her parents. They started their family at this time which included Bill, Norma, Douglas, Eugene and Ashley.
In 1970, they purchased 40 purebred Jersey cows and started the dairy farm which Irene, Edward and their family built up to the successful farm it is today.
Jeremy was the first grandchild and ten more were to follow in the coming years. He loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them.
Edward and Irene managed to do a bit of traveling. They made their way to Victoria, BC in 1979 to visit with Reverend Reynolds who had married them and also spent time with Irene’s brother, Harry, in Vernon, BC. Throughout the 80’s and 90’s including England, Switzerland, Holland, Germany and France plus a trip through the United States to British Columbia with their friends, Ruby and Leo Beck. In 2007, Edward and Irene celebrated 50 years of marriage.
Edward was very active and always stayed busy with his various groups. He was president and founder of Dalling Vale Jersey Ltd., the past master of LOL Waterford LOL #78, County Master Kings East, Grand Lecturer for NB, Secretary of LOL #78, Treasurer of NB LOL, President of the Jersey Assoc of NB and a member of St. Paul’s United Church Session for over 35 years. He loved to attend card parties and greatly enjoyed time spent visiting with people.
Edward will be lovingly remembered by his friend Anne Livingstone; his children: Bill and his wife Lisa of Vernon, BC, Norma of Waterford, Doug and his wife Donna of Anagance, Eugene and his wife Jane of Waterford; his grandchildren: Jeremy (Suzette), Ryan (Kristin), Edwin (Aimee), Jeb (Rianna), Krista (Eric), Nicole (TJ), Emily (Trevor), Colton (Rachelle), Cassie (Tom) and Jenna; his great grandchildren: Tia, Isarel, Myanna, Luke, Jayden, Owen, Blair, Memphis, Mannix, Van, Autumn, Jack, Eli, Myles, Stella, Addy, Quinn and Elliott.
his sisters: Ruth Gallagher and husband Gerald of PEI, June Robinson and husband Noble of Wards Creek, Dorothy Betteridge and husband John of Cedar Camp and Marlene Arsenault and her husband Bob of Cornhill; his brother, John and his wife Linda of Chamber Settlement; his foster sister, Verna Adair of Ontario; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Edward Dalling of Waterford passed away at the Sussex Health Center on January 5, 2020 at the age of 81.
Along with his parents and his loving wife, Edward is predeceased by his son, Ashley; three infant triplets: Emery, Audrey and Aubrey; his grandson, Cody; his great grandson, Liam; as well as his foster brother, Brian Adair.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the compassionate care of Wallace Funeral Home, 34 Sunnyside Drive, Sussex, (506-433-1176) where visitation will be held on Thursday from 1-3 and 7-9pm. A service celebrating Edward’s life will be held from Wallace Community Chapel on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 11:00am.
Condolences to the family and donations may be made through Wallace Funeral Home.