LOPONEN, Edward J.


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Edward J. Loponen on March 16th, 2023 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital following illness and pneumonia. Ed was born and raised in Longlac, Ontario, and later went to University of Waterloo. He was an engineer with Northern Telecom first in Ontario then in Calgary. Ed was married to Fran and had two sons. They lived in Airdrie till 2008 when they retired to Linden, Alberta. He loved building furniture and bird houses and in later years did some stained glass. Ed is survived by his wife Francoise, sons Lee (Holly) and Jason (Pamela) and grandchildren Skylar, Kody and Isaac. He is also survived by his sisters Sharon (Bruce Schneider) and Fay (Dale Broemer). He is sorely missed.