Edith was born and raised near Ayr. She spent her summers with her grandmother at Crieff. She met Grant and they married in 1958 – a marriage lasting 62 years. They settled on a farm just outside Moorefield. Eventually moving to Drayton and then Palmerston.
Edith and Grant were blessed with 4 sons: Brad & Dianne of Arthur, Mark & Karen of Elmira, Dale & Lorie of St. Jacobs, Dene & Denise of Drayton; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She had many roles during her life. In her younger years, she was known for her talent playing the accordion and piano.
For her family, she was a wife and a mother who doubled as a mediator and nurse! Her cooking and baking were a full-time job in itself – oh those butter tarts and strawberry cheesecake. She was a devoted grandmother, providing childcare and yummy treats.
Edith was also a good friend, community volunteer, including 60 years with the Mapleton Agricultural Society, church attendee, health care provider at Chateau Gardens, head cook at Norwell high school and Geri Care Nursing Home, ceramics store owner, and caterer to the community.
Edith was with us for 84 years from 1936 to 2021. It is not the number of years between those two numbers that matter, it is how you spend those years that matter. And Edith put a lot into every one of those years.
You’re at peace now.
Relatives and friends are invited for visitation and viewing at the Heritage Funeral Home, Palmerston on Thursday, March 4, 2021. Please visit our Book Visitation Time Icon below or by calling the Funeral Home at 519-343-3800.
Due to covid 19 restrictions only a limited number of people are allowed in the Funeral Home at any give time, masks are mandatory and social distancing must be respected. A private family service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, March 5, 2021, a link to watch Edith’s service will be available below her notice on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 9 a.m. for friends to view
Donations to Palmerston and District Hospital Foundation, MS Society of Canada or a charity of your choice.