Posted: December 17th, 2013

1927 – 2013 Our beloved EDNA MARY MELLAFONT WOLSEY passed away Sunday December 8th, 2013 in Cardston, Alberta Canada at the age of 86.

Edna was born in Flesherton, Ontario, Canada March 6th 1927. She was raised on their family farm near Coutts, Alberta. At age 16 she attended Mount Royal College in Calgary Alberta. She later graduated from Holy Cross Hospital Nurses Training in 1949 with the highest honor award in Nursing Theory. After moving to Cardston to work as an RN she met Byron. They were married October 21, 1950. They shared 63 years and look forward to eternity together. She is survived by her husband Byron Henry Wolsey, her children Mell (Genna Vee), Dana Stewart (Robert), Murray (Valerie/deceased), Todd (Lori), Wes (Julie), Elizabeth Allen (Richard). They have 45 grandchildren, and 29 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents Richard Henry Mellafont, Gertrude Armina Bellamy Mellafont, her siblings and their spouses Leonard (Phyllis), Charles (Minnie), and Reta Perry (Richard) and will meet in a joyous reunion. Edna labored tirelessly as a loving, devoted wife and homemaker, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, friend and servant of the Lord. She faithfully served in various callings in the LDS church including a full time family history mission with her husband. She especially loved her many years of service in the Cardston Alberta Temple. She honored her ancestors and blessed her posterity through years of family history work. All who knew her will miss Edna’s quick wit and humor, strength, kindness, wise guidance, love and acceptance. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Temple Street Chapel, on Saturday, December 14th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may meet the family at the Church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service. Interment in the Cardston Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humanitarian Fund, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Box 1800, Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0. Email your condolences to: legacyfh@telus.net

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  1. Debbie Zuback says:

    Byron & Family,
    I am sorry to hear of Edna’s passing and hope you are well. She was a great and lovely lady. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. I am sorry I am so late in sending a condolence.
    Take Care, Debbie (Diebert) Zuback

  2. Dawn says:

    Our most heartfelt condolences. May the unfailing love of the Almighty God strengthen and comfort you through this difficult time (2Corinthians 1:3-4).

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