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Justin Ede

April 5, 2022
Justin Ede
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Obituary for Justin Ede

On April 5th the Ede family was informed that Justin Ede died. You may or may not have known that Justin was an addict. He lived the life of an addict and he died an addict. 1 in 10 families in America have a member who is an addict. Addiction causes heartache and it causes chaos. Our family was no stranger to the path of destruction that addiction leaves behind it. Because addiction takes up so much space in an individual’s life, it is often hard to figure out that person they are or were. We would like to remember Justin for more than his addiction.

Before he was an addict: Just was a brother, a son, a grandson, an uncle, and a most importantly, a person. Justin loved people, and people loved him. His personality was big. Justin was a friend to everyone that needed one. Despite status, despite race, despite abilities or reason, he was your friend to a fault.

Justin had all the qualities that would have pushed him into a life of success, a life of love and growth. Unfortunately, not all lives can be successful. I imagine a successful life for him would have been the ability to wake up in a house, with a family of his own, drink a cup of instant coffee and reflect on the life he used to have. Reflect on the addiction that he was able to overcome and look forward to a new day. Not all lives turn out the way we imagine, or hope. Not all lives can have the fairytale ending that we dream for ourselves and others.

Justin is survived by his parents, Patricia and Chandler; his brother Aaron and his wife Kasey, their children Gianna and Jessup; His brother Andrew his wife Alaina and their children Jude and Margot; as well as multiple family members and friends who endlessly supported him.

It is my hope that telling you of Justin’s death will bring the affliction of addiction out of the darkness and erase the stigma that so many families live with. If you knew Justin, I hope that you remember him for more than his addiction. He was a person that was so much more than what he succumbed to.

If you would like to come celebrate the Justin you knew, there will be a celebration of life on June 4th from 11-2 at the Ede’s residence.

If you would like to support our family, please make a donation in Justin Ede’s name to Turning Point of Franklin County, P.O. Box 1187, St. Albans, Vermont 05478; Martha’s Kitchen, 139 Lake Street, St. Albans, Vermont 05478 or Jenna’s Promise, P.O. Box 575, Johnson, Vermont 05656.

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Events

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Celebration of Justin's Life at the Ede Residence, June 4th from 11:00 to 2:00

Memorial Contribution

Martha's Kitchen,

139 Lake Street
Saint Albans, VT 05478

Jenna's Promise,

P.O. Box 575
Johnson, VT 05656

Turning Point of Franklin County

P.O. Box 1187
Saint Albans, VT 05478
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