Edith May Martin (nee Liscum) passed away on November 4, 2010, at Boundary Hospital at Grand Forks.
Edith was born to Henry and Florence Liscum at Vancouver on August 18, 1926, and was the youngest of three daughters. Edith grew up at Nanaimo, and in 1948 married Laurence Martin.
Edith was predeceased earlier this year by her husband, Laurence of 62 years; her daughter, Darlene Hogan in 2004; and her sister, Florence. She is survived by her son, Daniel (Ingrid) Martin of Grand Forks; granddaughter, Danielle (Felix) Maristany of New Westminster; son-in-law, Larry (Donna) Hogan of Vernon; grandson, Adam Hogan of Calgary; granddaughter, Jill (Jason) Hadland of Vernon; two great-grandsons, Dylan and Ethan; sister, Ruby (Jack) Woodward of Nanaimo; sisters-in-law, Louise (Mac) Porter and Carol (Conrad) Reifel; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Edith and Laurence chose to move to Grand Forks in 2008 to be closer to their son Dan. Prior to this, Edith lived in Kelowna for 30 years, and during this time Edith was an active member of the Kelowna Hospital Auxiliary for 25 years.
Edith will always be remembered for her caring and zest for life. She loved to give to others, and never forgot any of the people in her life. She leaves behind family and friends who mourn her loss. She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother and friend, who was always there for us. She will be terribly missed by everyone, but we take comfort that she is finally at peace and once again with our Dad.
The family would like to thank the staff of Home Support, Home Care Nursing, Hardy View Lodge and the Boundary Hospital for their care throughout Edith’s illness. To all the physicians’ at Boundary Hospital and especially her family physician. The compassion, empathy and support that you all gave Edith and her family was remarkable.
A private family ceremony was held on November 13, 2010. Cremation entrusted to the Baker family of Grand Forks Funeral Home.