Mr. Edward Gittell passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, February 13th, 2004 at the age of 81 years. Edward is survived by his loving wife Alice of Vernon, two daughters, Jackie (Rick) Ledger of Chilliwack, BC, Gayle Walls of Calgary, AB, five grandchildren, Clint Ledger of Edmonton, AB, Wade Ledger, Vance Ledger both of Chilliwack, BC, Jade (Veronica) Liggat of Richmond, BC, Aleatha (David) Hozjan of Fernie, BC, one sister, two brothers and numerous nieces and nephews. A private family service will be held at a later date. Cremation. Those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Edward may do so to the Vernon & District Hospice House, 3506 – 27th Ave., Vernon, BC, V1T 1S4. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME. (250) 542-4333).