Edna Anderson, (nee Dare) passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 14, 2012, surrounded by family at the Civic Hospital, Ottawa, following an injury and surgical complications. She was in her 80th year.
Edna was born on July 6, 1932, in Montreal, where, while in high school, she met the love of her life, Jim Anderson.
Jim and Edna were married 61 years and happily raised five children.
Edna worked as a jewelry clerk, a census taker and proved herself as a business woman running a silver reclamation business.
She taught Sunday School, was a Girl Guide Commissioner, and enjoyed riding and raising various animals on the Anderson family farm in Quebec.
Coming to Ontario, Edna ran the Riverside Motel. Upon retirement, Edna and Jim spent winters in Florida and summers sailing the St. Lawrence River.
Edna loved to sing and read. She was a natural gardener, a good cook, a seamstress, and she loved to entertain family at large gatherings. Home and family meant everything to Edna.
She was a very strong, dignified woman who loved to socialize and always looked a million bucks. She will be sorely missed.
Edna leaves to mourn, her beloved husband James Anderson of Iroquois. She was a loving mother of Robert, Barbara (Gerry), David (Roberta), Donna (Obbe) and daughter-in-law Lyne.
She was cherished grandmother to Susan, Linda, Michael, Eric, Erin, Rohan, Hannah and Hayden and great grandmother to William, Gabrielle, Connor and Jessie. She was dear sister to Phyllis, Lillian, John (Nora) and Margaret (Gerry) and will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Edna was predeceased by her son Steve and her parents Edith and Henry Dare.
The family is deeply grateful to the caring and compassionate staff at the Civic Hospital. Donations to The Ottawa Hospital Foundation can be made in Edna’s memory at www.ohfoundation.ca
Memorial service will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Iroquois Point Cemetery (Locks).
In event of rain, the service will be held at St. John's Anglican Church, at 41 Lakeview Drive, Iroquois. Refreshments will follow at the family home at 21 Island Park Drive, Iroquois.
Online condolences may be made at www.marsdenmclaughlin.com