Sept. 17, 1924 ~ Jan. 2. 2014
Edna, the Union Bay Mermaid, left us to play crib with her Aunty Margaret, daughter Marilyn, and husband Rick. She loved to swim in the ocean in front of her house, beat you at cards and then apologize, and spend hours in her garden trying to grow tomatoes larger than her brother Stan’s. As the oldest girl in a family of 11, chasing after 4 girls, and having a husband ill in his later years, Mom was always a caregiver. No matter what we did, she would always think it wonderful.
In Mom’s last months she reminisced about riding her bike with Irene to Ladysmith, all the way from Union Bay on a one speed that took all day. And she was proud of her work as a plywood girl in Port Alberni during the War. Edna leaves behind her daughters, Diane Brooks (Roy), Wilma (Wink) Richardson (Bruce), Brenda Sampson (Kirk), 8 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.
Good bye, we love you Mom.
No service by request. No flowers please. If you wish, donations could be made to YANA in Edna’s name.