Posted: July 24th, 2017


EDNA MARIE PERRON, beloved wife of the late Arcadius Wilfrid Perron of St. Norbert, MB, passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Centre, on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at the age of 98 years.

Edna is lovingly remembered by her daughter-in-law Karen McDonald and children Leah and Luc of Beausejour, MB; son Richard (Jonina Ewart) Perron and children Freya, Nia and Sophia of Winnipeg, MB; daughter Michelle (Donald Lussier) Perron and children Marc and Laura of Lethbridge, AB; son Gilbert (Tracey Evers) Perron and children Rachelle, Anna and David of Lethbridge, AB; and daughter Lise-Marie (Andrew) Fox and children Thomas, Danielle and Ben of Lethbridge, AB.

Besides her loving husband, Edna was predeceased by her son Bernard Perron and daughter Marie Perron.

Edna was raised in Meyronne, Saskatchewan, the daughter of Arthur and Leah Thuot (née Bouché). She was part of a large family that included brothers George, Paul and Raymond and sisters Jeanne, Lillian and Laura. She studied in Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan where she met her husband Arcadius Wilfrid Perron.

Edna trained and practiced as a teacher and nurse before moving to Winnipeg to raise her family. The family divided their time between Winnipeg and their cottage on Lake Manitoba. During the last quarter of her long life, she lived in Lethbridge to be close to the majority of her family.

Edna was a kind, funny and caring individual who always had time for others. She was a strong and independent thinker who encouraged individualism and personal responsibility in others. Edna loved reading, playing bridge and spending time with her family, especially doting on her grandchildren. Her faith was an integral part of her life and the person she was. Edna lived a long and happy life. Throughout her years, Edna continued to be friendly, compassionate and loving and will be dearly missed by those whose lives she touched.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Edith Cavell Care Centre for their compassionate assistance in Edna’s time of need. Special thanks to Dr. Bernadette Pahulje for the support, care and kindness she showed Edna over the years.

A Celebration of Edna’s Life will be held at the ST. NORBERT CATHOLIC CHURCH, 80 Rue St. Pierre Street, Winnipeg, MB, on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. with a reception to follow in the Sacristy of the church at 12:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Edna’s memory to Development and Peace, 1425 René-Lévesque Blvd. West, 3rd Floor, Montreal, QC H3G 1T7.

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