It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Edna Robertson on January 26, 2014 at the age of 98 years. She was predeceased by her husband James in 1997 and by her parents, Marvin J. and Clara May Scott, and three brothers and four sisters.
She is survived by her son, James Marvin(Arletta), her daughter Shirley Ann and possibly by her daughter Parma Jean whose whereabouts by choice are unknown. She is also survived by two grandchildren and their families and by several nieces and nephews.
Edna was born in a granary in Tugaske, Saskatchewan and later moved with her parents and family to Grand Forks, B.C. where she received all her schooling. She married her high school sweetheart and some time later he joined the R.C.A.F. and as they raised their family, his postings took them to live in many different places across Canada and the Yukon Territory, eventually returning to Grand Forks.
Along with her husband, Edna was involved in many aspects of Grand Forks life, such as a taxi service, a corner store, the museum, the Thrift Shop, even taking on the duties of the Mayor’s Wife. Edna was an ardent Bridge player and spent many happy hours with friends around a card table. She was also a talented seamstress and knitter who produced many beautiful articles for family and friends.
The family wishes to thank the Board members and the staff of Phoenix Manor for their loving care while Edna lived there, and also the staff at Hardyview Lodge for their care and concern during Edna’s stay and final days there. A memorial will held at a date to be announced.