FLETCHER, EdnaPosted: December 21st, 2016
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, EDNA FLORENCE FLETCHER, who passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit in Lethbridge AB, on December 19, 2016 at the age of 92 years.
She was born in Woodroyd, MB, to George and Florence Smaldon.
Mum is survived by her son Charlie (Lenore) of Lethbridge, daughters Evelyn Yarn (Lloyd) of Winnipeg, Marilyn Moloney (Tom) of Winnipeg, Pat Hawkins (Todd) of Winnipeg, son Ken (Peach) of Gimli, MB, nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, sister Martha Charison, brother Harold Smaldon, sisters-in-law Evelyn Smaldon and Joan Pullin, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Edna was predeceased by her parents, her first husband Bill, second husband Russell, her brothers, Howard, Billy and Bob, sister Violet, and son-in-law Todd Hawkins, sisters-in-law Dot and Edna Smaldon and brother-in-law Alex Cherison.
Mum was married to dad for 47 years and together they lived on the farm in Gunton, MB until they retired to Aldergrove, B.C. in 1969. They moved to Lethbridge in 1987 where dad passed in 1990. In 1999 she married Russ Lunney and they lived happily together for 17 years until his passing in August 2016.
Mum loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a world traveler, enjoying trips with her sisters, family and friends. Mum enjoyed her quiet time reading, knitting, doing puzzles and mastered the art of paper tole. Special friendships were made through her walking group and Tops. Mum spent many hours volunteering at the Lethbridge Senior Centre and Meals on Wheels deliveries. She loved to dine out especially at Humpty’s.
Mum was a beautiful soul. To know her was to love her. Mom was selfless, and always strived to treat others the way she wanted to be treated.
Mum will be missed by everyone who was fortunate enough to have known her. She always remained positive and happy, even in her illness.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no service in Lethbridge however a Memorial Service will be held in Stonewall, MB at a later date.
A special thanks to Dr. Ireland, Dr. Kizuk and staff at St. Michael’s Health Center, Palliative Care Unit.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Michael’s Foundation, 1400-9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB. T1J 4V5. 403-382-6414.
To send a condolence, please visit www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com