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September 4, 1932 - August 15, 2023
In loving memory ~
Edna passed into the arms of her lord and saviour on August 15, 2023. She was born on Fox Island, Newfoundland, on September 4, 1932.
She married the love of her life, Eugene Gale on September 18, 1952. Together, they travelled for 17 years with the Canadian Armed Forces while raising three children. Gene passed away in December of 1969 leaving Edna to raise the children on her own.
Edna was also predeceased by her parents Edwin and Annabel Porter; her son Rick; her son-in-law Ron Gerbrandt; sisters Beulah Keeping and her husband Clyde; Rose Murphy and her husband Melvin; brothers-in-law Cecil Porter and John Kerns, as well as two nieces and two nephews. Edna is survived by her daughter Sandy Gerbrandt; son Rob Gale; grandchildren Lisa (Rod) Halsall; Mandy Santos; Robbie (Jess) Callender; and great-grandchildren, Blaine, Ryanna, and Bella. Also her sisters Alma Porter, Georgina (Keltie) Osmond; and Annie Kerns, and many nieces and nephews.
Edna was a strong, caring, thoughtful and giving lady. She supported many charities and volunteered her time to many organizations. She enjoyed cooking for family and friends and playing crib and other card games with friends. Her love, quick wit and humour will be missed.
Special thanks to Dr. Carolyn Van Schagon and the staff at Cedar Hill Centre and Marrwood South for the care they gave over the past few months.
Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 31st at St. Johns Anglican Church, 46098 Higginson Road, Chilliwack.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Canadian Diabetes, the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity close to your heart.