EDWARDS – A long time area resident, Edith Pearl Edwards of Brooks, Alberta died on November 15, 1983 in the Brooks Health Centre Auxiliary Wing at the age of 88 years.
She was born in Pennsylvania, U.S.A. on June 20, 1895 and moved to Ellensburg, Washington where she married and came to Canada to farm in the Patricia district from 1921 to 1939. She moved to the Brooks district farming east of town until 1944 when she moved to Brooks where she has resided since.
She operated a rooming and boarding house for a number of years, was a life member of the United Church Women, a life member of the Order of the Royal Purple and at one time had been an active member of the Farm Womens Union of Alberta.
She was predeceased by her husband Jack in 1982, and one daughter, Helen Heinrichs in 1978. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Doug (Penilla) Wheeler of Victoria, B.C.; two sons, Richard Edwards of Brooks and Roderick Edwards of Edmonton; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Callahan of Seattle, Washington and Mrs. Helen Henderson of Portland, Oregon; three brothers, Millard Kresge of Bellingham, Washington and Robert and Harold Kresge of Renton, Washington.
Funeral service was held on Saturday, November 19 at 2:00 p.m. in the Brooks United Church with the Reverend Jim Hamilton officiating. Interment followed in the Brooks Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers were Carl Anderson, Bob Brodie Sr., Ken Rust, Robin Hartley, Don Crerar and Wes Hutton. Active pallbearers were Albert Irwin, Jack Hawes, Cal Christensen, Burton Johnson, Herman Grosfield and Charlie Hale.
If friends desire donations may be made to the Brooks United Church memorial Fund (for a chair lift for the disabled).