John Edlund was born in Claresholm in1908. H married Elsie May Taylor of Fort Macleod and had one daughter Claire Louise who was born in 1938. He joined the army Royal Canadian Corps of Signals at the age of 30 leaving his daughter and wife to go overseas. He was a signalman with the 3rd Canadian Division until he contracted scarlet fever and was transferred to Army Troops. Lucky for him as he would have landed on D-Day on the beaches of Normandy with the 3rd Division. He spent 5 1/2 years overseas and returned when Clara was 7 years old. He had spent time in England, France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany. He was honourably discharged in November 1945. Following his return the family moved to Lethbridge where he and his wife built their own home at 833-9 street south. He continued serving after the war in the military with the Reserve Army. Amongst his various medals he received the Canadian Efficiency Medal with four bars. Two more daughters were also born – Cidnee and Cheryl. John retired as a letter carrier in 1971 and passed away in Duncan, BC October 4th, 1988. He is buried in Archmount Cemetery in Lethbridge beside his wife. He was an honourable man.
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