July 13, 2019 saw the passing of Dr. Edward Hartley of Surrey, B.C. Dr. Hartley studied medicine at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and after graduation moved to Vancouver, B.C. in 1964 where he began a family medical practice. He married Vivian Robertson in 1967 and together they had three children: James, and the twins Andrea and Maria. Dr. Ed was well-known as a beloved doctor who was devoted to his patients. He was also well-known as a local iconographer and as the founder of St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church, which for a time met for worship in the chapel Dr. Ed built in his backyard. He retired from his family practice in 2004. He is predeceased by his wife Vivian who died in November 2013 after a battle with cancer. He is survived by his three children and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services are to be held at St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church at 7221 - 198B Street in Langley. Visiting hours are on Friday July 19 from 4 - 6:30pm. The panikhida will follow at 7:00 p.m. and the funeral will be on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley View Memorial Gardens, 14644 72 Ave, Surrey.
Flowers may be sent to the church on Friday during visiting hours.