John S. Edgar - February 04, 2014John Stanley Edgar, son of John Stanley Edgar and Pheobe Jean Roy, was born in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada on Aug. 17, 1941, and died in Lexington, Ky. at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Feb. 4, 2014, at the age of 73 after a long fight with cancer.
Funeral service/life celebration was held at Milward-Man O’ War in Lexington, Ky. 40515, on Friday, Feb. 7. Burial will occur at a later time.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society are appreciated.
John grew up in St. Catharines, in the Niagara Peninsula, and was educated at Ridley College, the St. Catharines Collegiate Institute and Vocational School and the Chatham, Ontario High School before his graduation from the Detroit Institute of Technology with degrees in business administration and mechanical engineering.
On Aug. 28, 1965, he was married to Ellen Judith (Judy) McQueen in St. Catharines at Grace Anglican Church.
He was first employed by the Canadian Division of the Ford Motor Company in Windsor, Ontario. In 1969, John and his new family immigrated to the USA, to Atlanta, Ga. where he began a 25-year career in the manufactured housing industry in the corporate offices of DivcoWayne Corporation. Over the years he designed, built or managed approximately eight state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in several states, for different companies and was proud of the employment opportunities he created.
In 1994 he began a new career in the automotive financial field before he retired in 2001.
John enjoyed Nebraska football, UK basketball, boating and fishing, golf, reading, military history, especially Naval, Air Force and World War II. His favorite author was Sir Winston Churchill.
John is preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife Judy of Lexington, Ky.; three daughters, Amy Lynn Allen (Patrick) of Houston, Texas, Tamara Ann Heller (Daniel) of Lexington, Ky. and Wendy Sue Hechemy (Jeff) of Berea, Ky.; five grandchildren, Jackson Allen and Shay Allen of Houston, Texas, Chase Hechemy, Cameron Hechemy, and Carlie Hechemy of Berea, Ky., six cousins in Canada.