It is with broken hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved father, Richard Allen Edwards, aged 78 years at his home in St. Bernard's, NL on Tuesday April 25, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He was born February 11, 1939 to loving parents William and Josephine Edwards in Hibbling, Minnestoa, United States. He is also predeceased by his loving wife and lifelong partner Loretta; parents Josephine and William Edwards and brothers Bill & Paul; father and mother-in-law Austin and Florence Mary Myles. A proud father he will forever remain in the hearts of his daughters, Peggy (Greg Meyers) of Columbus, Ohio, Debbie Banfield (Gene) of Conception Bay South, NL, Tammy (Mike Downey) of Fort McMurray, AB, Jodie Edwards of Faber, Virginia, Shelly (Woody Campagnon) of LeDuc, AB. Pop/Big Pop will also be sadly missed by his 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; He will be fondly remembered by his sisters; Charlotte, Mary Jo, Sharon, Margaret and brother Neil (Charlotte) and a large circle of nieces, nephews and many friends. In keeping with Richard's Wishes cremation has taken place Father John Evans Arhin officiated Funeral mass on Friday, April 28, 2017 with inurnment following at Sacred Heart RC Cemetery, St. Bernard's, NL. Urn Bearer was Mike Downey.