It is with sad and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Edna Eileen Smith, on May 18, 2020 in Stettler, AB. at the age of 89 years. Edna passed away peacefully at her sons’ home with her loving family by her side.
Edna was a lifelong resident of Gladstone and area. She was born in Edrans, MB on December 7, 1930 to William and Edith Campbell and was one of nine children. She took her schooling in the Helston and Mekewin districts. She had several occupations one of which was nursing. She married Murray Smith on September 4, 1954. Their only child, Rodney, was born on August 23, 1961. They farmed in the Mayfeld district for a number of years and in 1975 they sold the farm and moved east of Gladstone. They lived there for a few years and then moved into Gladstone. Edna was blessed with two grandsons, Wesley in 1990 and Travis in 1993 whom she loved so much. She continued with her nursing career at The Seven Regions Hospital until her retirement in 1992. In 2010, Murray and Edna sold their house and moved into the Legion Seniors Place. Within a few days of moving, Murray passed away. She lived there till March of this year, then due to her failing health, she moved to be with her family in Stettler, AB.
Edna was a member of The Gladstone United Church, she volunteered for many years at The Third Crossing Manor, a member of The Cheery Dearies Red Hat Ladies, enjoyed monthly gatherings of The Retired Nurses and was active at the Drop In Center. She loved her many trips that she made to be with her family in Alberta. She travelled to Hawaii, Palm Springs, and took a Caribbean Cruise. In 2014 her family took her to Mexico and in 2016, took her to B.C. for a surprise visit to see her brother Bert, which meant the world to her as she hadn’t seen him in many years. She loved visiting with family and friends, and had a genuine interest and love of people. Edna was the most caring, sincere, loving person that you would ever meet. There is no doubt that God will be welcoming another angel home! She will be dearly missed!
Edna will be remembered and missed by her loving family and her many friends. She leaves to mourn her passing, her son, Rodney (Sharron), grandsons Wesley (Shailynn), and Travis (Shelby), all of Stettler, AB., sister Marion (Jiggs) Curle of Brandon, MB., sister-in-law Ethel (Allan) Campbell of Brandon, MB., foster sister Sharon (McDowell) Wilson of Winnipeg, MB., best friend Helen Friesen of Gladstone, MB., nieces, nephews, cousins, and many, many good friends.
A private interment will be held at The Gladstone Cemetery, Gladstone, MB. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the name of Edna Smith to The Children’s Wish Foundation or The Brandon Humane Society.
Our Family Chain...
We little knew that morning
that God would call your name.
In life we loved you dearly;
in death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
but you did not go alone,
for part of us went with you
the day God called you home.
You left us beautiful memories,
your love is still our guide,
and though we cannot see you,
you are always by our side.
Our family chain is broken
and nothing seems the same,
but as God calls us one by one,
the chain will link again.
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