In Memory

Eric Hedley (Class Of 1964/Bus Driver)

On Tuesday, April 26, 2016, Eric Vincent Hedley, of Moore Park, passed away at the Minnedosa and District Hospital, Minnedosa, Manitoba. Born August 21, 1945 in Brandon, Manitoba, Eric grew up on the family farm at Moore Park, helping run the business with his siblings. He attended school in Moore Park, Justice and Elton. Inseparable from close friend and neighbour, Ken Barlow, together they got up to all sorts of shenanigans. Eric worked various jobs including: parts department at Canadian Motors (Brandon) and Universal Ford (Calgary), Simplot (Brandon), Brenda Mines (BC) and endless miles driving truck mainly for Paul's Hauling. Maintaining a connection to his farm upbringing, Eric always had livestock or crops on the go. Bev-n-Eric married in 1969, and together they raised three children, Troy, Trent and Shauna, in Moore Park, Brandon and Rapid City, moving to his family farm in Moore Park, Eric returned to farming full time. He was very proud of the high quality of his herd of cattle, while developing a successful custom hay business. All the while, he celebrated the true happiness of his life, all of his grandchildren. Remaining to cherish Eric's memory are his children Troy (his daughter Ashlie), Trent (wife Lesley, children Carter, Brooklyn, and Kristen and Megan (their mother Jen)), and Shauna Wright (her sons Jim and Dane); siblings Doreen (Jim), Murray (Lois), Bob (Karen) and their families. He was predeceased by wife Bev, and sister Kathleen. The Ceremony to Celebrate Eric's life will take place at the Rapid City Legion Hall, 380 3rd Avenue, Rapid City, on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Barb Jardine officiating. Donations in memory of Eric may be made to the Minnedosa Hospital - Palliative Care Department, Box 960, Minnedosa, Manitoba R0J 1E0.