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Edward SADDY

Edward Richard Saddy, K.C., the first Muslim judge in Canada, passed away on September 24, 2023, at the age of 92. Edward was a respected and beloved figure in his community, known for his remarkable achievements and unwavering commitment to his profession and the people he served. Throughout his life, he held various leadership positions, including President of the Student Union at Victoria Composite and President of the Law Students Association at the University of Alberta. In 1959, he graduated as the Valedictorian of his class.

Before relocating to Vancouver to be closer to his family, Edward was actively involved in many community organizations in Edmonton. He was instrumental in incorporating the Canadian Arab Business Club and played a crucial role as a founder and lifetime director of the Edmonton Klondike Days Association. Additionally, he served as an honorary lifetime director of the Citadel Theatre and received numerous accolades for his contributions to Alberta culture.

Edward is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Marcy Hett, his daughter Rikia Saddy, son-in-law Cameron McLellan, grandsons Rohan Saddy and Malcolm McLellan, brother-in-law Jack Graham, sister-in-law Teri Banks, and 24 cherished nieces and nephews. A memorial service will take place on Sunday, October 1, 2023, at the Foster & McGarvey Downtown Funeral Home in Edmonton.

In honor of Edward’s memory, condolences can be sent through the website http://www.fostermcgarvey.com. His legacy as a trailblazing judge and pillar of the community will forever be remembered and treasured by all who knew him.

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