‘A heart of gold’: Family remembers Alberta man, uncle found dead north of Edmonton

Family members are remembering an Alberta man and his uncle after both were found dead north of Edmonton Saturday morning.

Loved ones have identified 39-year-old Jacob Sansom and his 57-year-old uncle Morris Cardinal as the pair discovered on a rural road.

RCMP said a person found the men around 4 a.m. outside of a parked truck near Glendon, which is about two and a half hours northeast of Edmonton.

According to officers, both men had been shot and their deaths are being considered suspicious.

“All the kids in the community loved him and everyone knew who he was, knew he had a heart of gold and would give the shirt off his back for anyone.”

Of Cardinal, the family wrote: “Morris was the most generous, hilarious man with a heart of gold and everyone’s best friend and the life of the party, always.”

A GoFund Me page started by a family friend said Sansom had recently been laid off.

RCMP are asking anyone with information or with dash cam footage from the areas listed below between 8 p.m. March 27 and 4 a.m. March 28 to contact them.

Areas of interest:

  • Range Road 84
  • Range Road 85
  • Range Road 90
  • Township Road 614
  • Township Road 620
  • Township Road 622

Anyone with information should call the Bonnyville RCMP at 780-343-7200. You can also submit tips anonymously through Crime Stoppers online or by phone at 1-800-222-8477.

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