Edith Rosa Hubbard (Reeve)
August 1, 1924 to May 19, 2015
Edith, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and dear friend, passed away peacefully on May 19 in Mountain View Manor in Ladner. She was predeceased by her brother, Bill (Reeve). Edith was raised in Vancouver and left home in her late teens for the adventures of the Canadian Air Force. She met Bob, her future husband, while stationed in Comox and they married after WWII, settling into rural life in Brookswood, south Langley where they raised their four daughters. Edith worked as hard as country women did in those days and learned to preserve fruit and vegetables, bake bread and tend pigs and chickens.
Life grew easier over the years, particularly when Edith and Bob moved full-time to their home in Pender Harbour in 1990. Edith loved the eagles, birds and deer, KitKat, her flower garden, boating and fishing, and was active in the art group, gardening club, Eastern Star and the Legion. Her home was frequented by groups of family and friends each summer as she and Bob hosted the Langley K-40 group, Bargain Bay fishing derbies, family gatherings and grandchildren’s visits. Edith made a tough decision in the winter of 2013 when she left Pender and her Sunshine Coast friends to move to Ladner, to be closer to family. Edith suffered a number of medical challenges that started her decline and her health deteriorated quickly during the winter of 2015.
Edith seemed shy and reserved at first but those who knew her well saw her quirky sense of humour, sparkling eyes, strong spirit and sense of adventure that stayed with her until near the end. She is sorely missed by husband Bob; daughters Sharon, Gayle, Fern and Joanne; grandchildren Sarah (Darrell), Seth, Stephen (Sarah), Kevin, Travis (Claire), Will and Derek; great grandchildren Hanna, William, Alexander and Gregory; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Edith’s passing leaves a huge hole in the Hubbard/Reeve clan.
Her spirit and strength of character will stay with us always.
Special thanks to Dr. T. Martin, Dr. R. Long and the staff at Delta Hospital
and Mountain View Manor. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made
in Edith’s memory to Delta Hospital or a charity of your choice.
A Celebration of Life will take place at a future time.