April 18, 1906-October 28, 2014. Edith passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 at Arrowsmith Lodge, in her 109th year. She will be sadly missed by her children, Shirley (Clarence) Henry of Black Diamond, Alberta, Ronald (Audrey) King of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Jean Cotter of Parksville, BC, and Richard (Linda) King of Mexico and Arizona; 5 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 23 great, great grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren; 6 step great grandchildren; and 2 step great, great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Edith was predeceased by her husband, Basil in 1971, granddaughter, Patricia Hessing in 2004, and her son-in-law, Bob Cotter in 2005.
Edith was born in England, the 7th of 12 children. At the age of 14, she was out working as a maid. In 1927, her parents and the unmarried children immigrated to Canada and took up a homestead in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan. In 1930, she married Basil King and they raised their family on the farm.
Edith was well known for her involvement in community. She was active in the Horticulture Society and Ladies Club as well as working hard on the farm. Her greatest love was her flower garden. She won many prizes at the local fairs. In 1990, she moved to BC where she continued to enjoy her flowers. She spent 16 years in Pioneer Village where she grew roses and many different flowers. During this time she also took up Tai Chai. Edith enjoyed this until she was 106. She was an avid reader and enjoyed card games.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Edith’s honour at 2:00 pm on
Sunday, November 9th, 2014 at Yates Funeral Chapel,
1000 Allsbrook Road in Parksville.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to a
charity of your choice in Edith’s memory.
To send a condolence to the family please visit www.yatesfuneral.ca
YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM
(250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.