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Calvin R. Edwards Sr.

Calvin “Robot” Edwards, Sr. 62, a lifetime resident of Swinomish, passed away Thursday October 7, 2021 at St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham, Washington.

Calvin was born July 20, 1959 in Mount Vernon, Washington to Reggie Edwards and Dodie John. He attended La Conner schools.

He later became involved with the fishing commission and became skilled at hanging nets. Calvin was a lifelong commercial fisherman who found himself a member of the St. Paul’s Catholic Church, as well as the Swinomish Smokehouse Organization (1981-1982) and Scott Road Smokehouse.

Calvin loved fishing, playing pool, “Auntie Slaying”, and watching sports.

He is survived by his son, Calvin R. Edwards Jr .; daughters; Laura Edwards and Lucy Edwards; his brothers; Mike Edwards and Charlie Edwards; his sisters Jackie Edwards and Tami Visser. Calvin is preceded in death by his parents, Reggie Edwards and Dodie John; siblings, Reggie Edwards, Robin Edwards, Bernard Edwards and Ronald Edwards; grandparents, Laura and Alfred Edwards, Genvieve Hoptowit and David John.

Prayer services were held Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 6:00 PM followed by funeral services held on Monday, October 11, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Both services were held at the Social Service Building at Swinomish. Arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home. You may share your condolences at


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