Edgar Metcalfe, Vancouver/ Glace Bay

Edgar Charles Metcalfe, Vancouver/ Glace Bay

1992 - 2020

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Obituary of Edgar Charles Metcalfe, Vancouver/ Glace Bay

The family of the late Edgar Charles Metcalfe, age 27 regret to announce the passing of their beloved son and brother on June 24, 2020 in Vancouver, BC. Born in Sydney, NS, Edgar was the loving son of Bill and Betty (O’Neill) Metcalfe. Edgar received his secondary education in Glace Bay where he attended St. Anne’s Elementary, St. Michael’s Junior High and Glace Bay High. His post-secondary studies continued at CBU, St. F.X. and NSCC. Throughout all his learning Edgar was the recipient of many awards and scholarships. Edgar worked in administrative roles over the years. Trained as a professional chef his first professional culinary role was Sous-Chef in the dining room at Cabot Links in Inverness, NS. Following this position, he continued to work in a variety of chef roles in Alberta, Halifax and Vancouver for the past several years. Edgar was a member of many groups and clubs both in and outside of school. During his younger years he was a member of the Boy Scouts of Canada and participated in Beavers, Cubs and Scout groups in the local area. Edgar received the bronze, silver and gold standard of the Duke of Edenborough awards. He enjoyed many hobbies and activities such as playing guitar and the ukulele, hiking, canoeing, kayaking and skiing. His favorite place to camp and canoe was Kijjiamacook National Park where he participated in many weekend canoe expeditions. Most of all Edgar liked to volunteer his time. He began volunteering at a young age and continued throughout adulthood. His first volunteer activity began with a daily breakfast program and he continued to offer his service in this area five days a week for three years. He also volunteered as a peer mediator where he was successful in settling many disputes. He canvassed for Diabetes Canada and the Heart and Stroke Foundation and volunteered at the Nova Scotia Health Authority with seniors who were waiting to go into extended care facilities. Another activity Edgar enjoyed was his involvement in the Nova Scotia Secondary School Association (NSSSA). As the student council president at Glace Bay High, Edgar enjoyed daily announcements on the PA to the student body – adding humor to each of those messages. A Roman Catholic in faith, Edgar served for many years both as an altar server and religious education instructor. Edgar will be remembered by many for his sense of humor, his quick wit and his ability to put people of all ages at ease. He was generous, kind hearted and a light in every room. Edgar is survived by his loving sister, Georgia Metcalfe Tripp and brother-in-law Scott Tripp, paternal grandfather, Charles Metcalfe, paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Metcalfe, aunt, Brenda (Paul) Lochhead and their children, Seth and Riley, uncle Shaun (Barb) O’Neill and their children, Shaun, George, Ian, uncle Jack Kelloway and his children, Matthew, Bryan and Chris. Edgar is predeceased by his maternal grandparents, George Henry and Elizabeth Marie (Vickers) O’Neill who he affectionately called “Nanny O”, aunt, Sharon Kelloway and paternal step grandmother, Gisele Metcalfe. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Cremation & Reception Center, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay, NS. A celebration of life will be held at St. Anne’s Church Glace Bay. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca “May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sunshine warm upon your face, the rains fall softly upon your fields, and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.” –Irish Blessing