Edgi was found dead on one of Yellowknife's trails on July 12 and a service was held about two weeks ago in Fort Good Hope.
"It was a nice funeral and we had great support from the community," said Edgi's sister Vivian Edgi-Manuel. "We just hope that he finally found peace and that he's in a better place now."
Troy Oakoak, who works at the city's bottle depot, came to know Edgi over the years and was probably one of the last people to see him alive. He says he still remembers the first day he met Edgi four years ago, when he saw him carrying four bags of recycling.
"He must have walked about 20 miles a day, carrying recycling and bringing it down to the other end of town," said Oakoak. "It didn't matter if it was -40 C in the middle of winter. He'd always be here.