A resident of Prescott for the past four months after just recently moving from Iroquois, Edith Hummel passed away at the Brockville General Hospital on Sunday, June 16, 2016. She was 78.
Edith was born in Osnabruck Township, on May 9, 1938, to her parents Charles and Ella McNairn (nee Presley).
She spent many years working for the Bank of Montreal at various locations and at the Queensway Carleton Hospital in Ottawa. Her last employment was at the Tennant house, a women’s drug and alcohol treatment facility in Brockville.
This experience was more than a job, it was an environment that extended a personal purpose to Edith. She wanted to make a difference in these women’s lives.
Edith valued her family, friends and all the sweet animals in her life. She was a big hearted soul, looking to see the good in others.
Edie (as she was often referred by), had her struggles with arthritis. She endured a few joint replacements and suffered with restricted mobility issues that she found both limiting and frustrating at times.
Edith was most recently known to say “you need to be brave to get old”. We can only hope that she is in a better place where the need to feel brave is no longer required and there is no more pain and suffering.
Edith is survived by her daughters Donna Small (Michael) of Kemptville, Marlene Laviolette of Morrisburg, and Sandra Kentfield (Ryan) of Brouseville.
She will be lovingly remembered by her siblings Ivan McNairn (Alice) of Morrisburg, Edna Barkley (Arnold) of Morrisburg and Lois Smith of Australia and by her sister-in-law Alberta McNairn of Morrisburg.
Edith will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Lisa, Ryan and Hanna. She was special GG to Nathan, Jacob and Khloe.
Edith was predeceased by her parents Charlie and Ella McNairn (nee Presley), her loving companion Frank Hayes and her brother Gordon McNairn. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Friday, June 17th from noon until time of the Memorial Service at 2 p.m.
The Memorial Service was conducted by Rev. Christine Lowson. Interment of cremated remains followed at Fairview Cemetery, Mariatown.
Pallbearers were Edith’s grandchildren Lisa, Ryan and Hanna and her great-grandson Nathan.