Edith King passed away peacefully last week in Parksville. She was 108 years old. This photo was taken at her 108th birthday party earlier this year.

Edith King passes away peacefully in Parksville at 108 years old

The celebration of life will be held Sunday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. at Yates Funeral Chapel, 1000 Allsbrook Road, Parksville

A celebration of life will be held this Sunday in honour of Edith King who died peacefully at Arrowsmith Lodge in Parksville recently.

At 108, King may have been the area’s oldest resident ever. There are no official records, but calls to Island Health and care homes when she turned 108 in April found her to be the oldest in memory.

Less than 40 Canadians have been documented living to their 110th birthday.

King was born in England, raised her four children in Lloydminiser, Saskatchewan — followed by five forty more descendants — and moved to this area in 1990 where she continued to grow a prize winning garden and do tai chi until she was 106.

The celebration of life will be held Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. at Yates Funeral Chapel, 1000 Allsbrook Road, Parksville. In lieu of flowers the family asks people to donate to their favourite charity in her name.

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