Spratt, Edward Duncan

Edward Duncan Spratt returned to the arms of his Lord on January 31. He was predeceased by his loving parents, Sarah Jane Spratt and Alfred Spratt who were overjoyed at his birth in Davidson on November 21, 1936.
Ed is survived by his loving wife, Donna Spratt (nee Dobrowolsky); sister, Mary Catherine (Keith) Lindberg; daughters, Laura (Jeff) Dechka, Anna (Peter) Willis, Heather (Bill Dubreuil); grandchildren, Jennifer and Amy Dechka and Brook, Logan and Luke Willis; his cousins who were like siblings to him; sister-in-law, Bev (Kurtis) Maahs; countless friends and colleagues who Ed held very close to his heart.
Eddy grew up playing hockey and helping out on the farm. In 1958 he received his Bachelor of Science in agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan. He went on to receive his PhD in Soil Science at the University of London, England in 1968. During these years he was also a dedicated family man, having married Peggy McKeen and becoming a father to three girls by 1966. The family moved to Brandon Man. where he became a senior scientist at the Research Station. Edward was always learning and helping others. He started traveling the world and worked on projects in India, Egypt and Jamaica to name only a few. He worked at Sask. Potash Corp. ending his career with much consulting work in Saskatchewan and many parts of the world. His heart is in the land of Saskatchewan where he returned to his beloved farm in 1995, proud to farm it himself. Ed’s love of the land is profound. He wanted to share this passion with all and became chairman of the Three Rivers Trail Association and a director of the Sask. Trail Association.
He shared this passion with the love of his life, Donna, as well as horseback riding and the RV lifestyle always finding time to visit friends and family. Edward is also a very spiritual and religious man and an active member of the United Church. He was given the gifts of creativity and artistic talent which helped him express his love for God, the land and the world he loved.
Edward is a much-loved man who left an indelible legacy of knowledge and love. He touched so many lives and will be forever greatly missed. A service for Ed was held at McClure United Church, Saskatoon on Thursday, February 4, at 1:30 p.m.
Arrangements in care of Hanson’s Funeral Home Davidson, Sask. Donations can be made to Three Rivers Trail Assoc. (TRTA), Sask Trails Assoc., McClure United Church, or a charity of your choice.