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Whipple, Edith May

Edith May Whipple passed away peacefully with her family around her, at Vista Village on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007.

Edith was born Feb. 28, 1921 in Winnipeg, Man. to Perry and May Coldwell. She was the eldest of six children, and attended school in Winnipeg and Brandon.

In 1942 she married the love of her life, Norman, and in 1944 moved west to Fort Macleod then later in 1949 came to Pincher Creek. They farmed east of Pincher from 1949 to 1978 when they retired to town.

Edith was a very active member of the United Church, a Canadian Girls In Training leader, president and member of United Church Women for many years, as well as a member and Noble Grand of the Rebekah Lodge of Pincher Creek and the Grand Lodge of Alberta.

After retiring from the farm she and Norm travelled extensively in their motorhome. Then as their health began to fail they moved to Crestview Lodge and later to Vista Village.

Edith (Ede) was predeceased by her parents; her brother Don; sister Beth and daughters Valerie and Margery; her grandson Glen Bonertz; and husband Norman.

She is survived by Ted (Betty), Nonee (Bob) Bonertz, Perry (Bernice), and Saralyn; 19 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

We will all miss you Mum, Nana and Great Nana ‹ your smile and your laugh. A funeral service was held at the Pincher Creek United Church, Pastor Brent Woodard officiating with a luncheon following.

Interment took place prior to the funeral, with Pastor Richard Williams officiating.

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