In Memoriam: Edward Allan Fair



Edward Allan Fair (11-23-34 – 1-19-18)

Edward Allan Fair, resident of Canyon Lake for more than 30 years, passed away on Jan. 19, 2018, at Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar, CA, due to an aortic aneurysm.  He was born to Joseph and Anna Kunnes Fair in New Orleans, LA, on Nov. 23, 1934, and was welcomed by one sister, Selma. Ed grew up in Long Beach, CA, and attended schools there. He graduated from Polytechnic High School in 1952 and attended Long Beach City College. Following college, he moved to Hollywood and attended acting school and played parts on the Maverick Show and in Playhouse 90.

Ed entered the United States Air Force in 1955 and completed the pilot training program and reached the rank of captain. He enjoyed playing golf on the Air Force golf team. After completing six years of active duty, Ed remained in the Reserves. Ed was hired by Trans World Airlines on Dec. 27, 1965, and he completed the TWA Captain’s Program on Aug. 7, 1981. He retired from TWA on Jan. 1, 1990.

On Jan. 22, 1983, Ed was united in marriage to the love of his life, Sandra Marsh Lyman at Simpson College Chapel in Indianola, Iowa. They had a wonderful life together until Ed’s passing only three days before their 35th wedding anniversary. Ed and Sandy loved taking cruises. They took many cruises to Hawaii, Mexican Rivera and the Caribbean.

Ed enjoyed many hobbies including golf, hunting, fishing, making jewelry, boating, cooking and being with family. When he first moved to Canyon Lake, Ed played golf for many years with a group called the Bandits every M-W-F morning at 5:00 am. He was the “baby” of the group and he loved golfing with his “older” buddies.

Over the years, Ed served as Secretary of the CL Men’s Golf Club Board, Asst. District Commissioner of Boys Scouts and Secretary of Menifee Little League. He also served on the CLPOA Board and he ran for CL City Council.

His favorite past time in his later years has been breeding and raising and showing Bichon Frise dogs. For the past five years, Ed has watched his breeding program produce some of the nation’s top ranking dogs in his breed. He has left a wonderful legacy for the Bichon Frise breed.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Anna Fair; his sister, Selma Ferron; sons, Edward Allan, Jr. who died at birth and Jason Bradford who passed in 1998.

Ed is survived by his wife, Sandy, and children: Chad, Chris (Dennis), Jason (Priscilla), and Marty (Shelley). He is grandfather to: Andrew, Amanda, Meaghan, Kayleigh, Danielle, Sierra, Anna, Jaycee, Addison, Jason, Kylee and great-granddaughter, Sydney.

Graveside Services will be held on Mar. 23, 2018 at 10:01 a.m. at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, CA 92518, and Celebration of Life will be at 11:30 a.m. at Canyon Lake Community Church Chapel, 30515 Railroad Canyon Rd., Canyon Lake, CA 92587. A luncheon will follow at 12:30 p.m.