Posted: March 20th, 2013

1939 ~ 2013
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Edda Navarrete, announce her passing while at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Sunday, March 17, 2013, at the age of 73 years.  Edda was born June 24, 1939 in Santiago, Chile, a daughter to Juan and Maria Navarrete.  She was raised in Chile, and as the thoughtful mother she was, she decided to move to Canada with her children so they could have a better life.  Edda was strong and determined woman who always put her family first – she was also big-hearted, giving, forgiving and kind.  She was the definition of the word “mother” and lived her life for her children and grandchildren, family meant the world to her and it showed.   Edda also had a soft spot for stray animals and those less fortunate and was naturally caring towards anyone in need.  She also  adored her long-time, little pet companion, China.  She loved to play BINGO and would often get caught up watching Spanish soap operas.  Edda’s wonderful sense of humor and bright smile will be deeply missed by the love of her life, Sergio Fernandez;  children and grandchildren including daughter, Viviana (Duane) Froese and their family, Dustin and Shandie, Kathy-Lee (Nicholas Lobay);   daughter, Blanca (Bob) Holladay and their family, Aldo and Gugliano;  daughter, Patty Fernandez and her family, Luis and Melissa;  son, Sergio (Isabel) Fernandez and their family, Maria (Aaron Bogya) and Sergio;  son, Luis (Tina) Fernandez and their family, Gabriela and Francesca.  Edda was predeceased by her parents, Juan Navarrete and Maria Rodriquez;  a brother, Andres Navarrete,  a sister, Sylvia Navarrete and a grandson, Pedro Fernandez.      Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. The Funeral Service will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel on Thursday, March 21, 2013, at 10:00 A.M. with Reverend Father Philip Le officiating.  Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery.  (Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.cooksouthland.com)  Memorial donations in Edda’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 102, 73 – 7 Street S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1J2.  Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W.    Medicine Hat, Alberta   T1A 4V4  Phone 403-527-6455

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