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Thomas ("Ed") Edgar McClinchey

November 20, 1937 - June 12, 2023


Thomas Edgar (Ed) McClinchey of Cranbrook passed away suddenly on Monday, June 12, 2023 at the age of 85 years.  Ed was born in northern Ontario in Val Gagne and grew up with eight siblings on a farm.  Ed married Marilyn on August 20, 1960.  Following the birth of two sons, Ed and his young family moved out west in 1966, first to the Coast and then to the Elk Valley and area.  Ed spent most of his working life in the mining industry as a miner and as a welder and retired to Cranbrook.  Ed was an active member of the Knights of Columbus and many other areas of service.

Ed was predeceased by his father, Thomas Elmer McClinchey, mother Hermine and brothers, Perry, Jim, Jack and Wade.  Ed is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Marilyn, his siblings: Bert, Maisie, Bob (Rose) and Eric, his children:  Randy (Dixie), Barry, Audra (Garry) and Melissa (Brett).  Ed also leaves behind nine grandchildren: Maddie, Ryley, Hayley, Kenzie, Sianna, Sarah, Aurora, Lauren and Alex as well as two great grandchildren; Avarie and Jax.

A Funeral Mass for Ed will take place on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at 11:00 am at Christ the Servant Catholic Church, 1100 14th Ave. S., Cranbrook and will be followed by the interment at Westlawn Cemetery.  Donations in Ed’s memory can be made to Parkinson’s Canada or the Alzheimer Society of Canada.


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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Kay Amundson
Relation: Friend through daughter

Audra and all family I’m so sorry for this loss . Fathers are everyone’s love forever. He will RIP and watch over you all.

From: Jim Bertoia

Marilyn and families, My deepest sympathy at Ed’s passing. May Jesus give you the strength at this time. Peace.

From: Tanya Hammond

Sorry to hear he has passed. I will always remember his kind and friendly manner while I was growing up in the trailer court.

From: Debbie Mcclinchey
Relation: Niece

Uncle Edgar – so sad. I have fond memories of times with you when I was young – when I told on you for eating all the pickles & your apt in Schumacher when mom & dad played cards with you & Aunt Marilyn. Hug dad for me. Love you x o

From: Bert and Karen Gagne

We are so sorry to hear about Ed. please accept our sincere condolence.

Service Schedule

  Memorial Mass

Date & Time:
June 20, 2023
Beginning at 11:00am

Christ the Servant Catholic Church
1100 - 14th Avenue South
Cranbrook, BC Canada

1100 - 14th Avenue South
Cranbrook, BC Canada

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Parkinson’s Canada, 4211 Yonge St., Toronto, ON  M2P 2A9 or online at

Alzheimer Society of Canada, 209 – 14th Ave. N., Cranbrook, BC  V1C 3W3

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