Edwards, Desmond (Dez) – August 10, 1971 – April 3, 2022

It is with great sadness we share the sudden news of Dez passing at the age of 50. Dez was born in Sudbury, ON and grew up in Chapleau, ON. He worked in the mills in Chapleau for many years and was a lead singer in a band called Traffik. In 2003 he moved to Sudbury, ON and got married and worked in various jobs until he found his calling at FCR (Freelandt Caldwell Reilly LLP) where he loved what he did and took a lot of pride in his work. He was a very caring man who loved his family dearly. He had a great sense of humor, and you could always go to him for advice on anything. He will be missed by the many people who knew him, but especially the ones who loved him.  Dez is survived by his wife Christina, his family Jess (Jordan), Ricky (Katrina) his granddaughter Brooklyn, his mom Leona Larocque, his Dad Gordon Edwards (predeceased), many brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews. Thank you to his good friend John who was always there to help him and the partners and staff at FCR who were always so thoughtful towards him.   There will not be a funeral as per Dez's request.


10 Condolences

  1. I worked closely with Desmond at FCR for a number of years. He often provided help to me with his expertise on a great variety of matters. Most of all I will miss his cheerful personality. I send my condolences to all his friends and family.

    By: Geoffrey Kendall
    April 11, 2022
  2. My deepest sympathies to the family. Desmond was a wonderful person. I enjoyed working with him at FCR. He could make you smile even if you didn’t want to. Rest in peace Dez.

    By: Vicki Tammi
    April 11, 2022
  3. Working with Dez for the past eight years, you quickly realize he was a positive force at FCR. With a big smile and quick to laugh, Dez certainly left his mark on us. While our time together somehow feels too brief, I will cherish those little moments that define a friendship. My condolences to his family and friends, and know that his presence will be felt for a long time to come.

    By: Tony McGregor
    April 9, 2022
  4. RIP Dez gone way to soon but will never be forgotten. Condolences to all family and friends & until we meet agian my cousin.

    By: Rosanne
    April 9, 2022
  5. I am certain that Dez was the only person alive that could get me to sit around a computer on a Friday night and listen to country music, In Dez I lost a great colleague but even more importantly a great friend…..My condolences go out to his friends, family and especially his FCR family, where he was respected and loved…….you will be missed little buddy

    By: Paul Innocente
    April 9, 2022
  6. We studied law together. Dez was so proud when he did his first house purchase for him and his wife. What a great human being he was, gone too soon. XO Rest in peace.

    By: Lana
    April 9, 2022
  7. Peter and I are so very sorry for your loss and would like to offer our condolences to all his family and friends.

    By: Linda and Peter Tchorzewski
    April 9, 2022
  8. I keep thinking of your last Facebook banter with me when I said nobody cares about whatever it was and you responded with nobody cares about your Wordle score either. I really enjoyed your music and I’ve never forgotten from when we were kids and playing Forest Rangers on that little hill on Ash Street. To all your family and friends, on behalf of my family, our sincerest condolences. Xox Dez

    By: Lisa LeClaire
    April 9, 2022
  9. I am truly heartbroken by the loss of Dez and will never forget the laughs we had at work together. Desmond was assigned to assist me when I first started at FCR 7 years again, and we were great work pals ever since. Some of the best discussion with Dez were the ones around politics, even though we were on two completely different teams.
    You will be greatly missed Dez. Hopefully you are entertaining everyone wherever you may be!

    By: Tyler Fragomeni
    April 8, 2022
  10. I am deeply saddened by the loss of Dez and I extend my condolences to his family. I worked with Dez at FCR. I always enjoyed talking with Dez and watching his posts on Tik Tok.

    By: Rick Bouffard
    April 8, 2022

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