Feb. 24, 1916 – Oct. 21, 2011

With great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our mother. She was predeceased by her husband Walter A. Thompson and her grandson Kelly John Thompson. Missing her are her children; David (Lois) Thompson, Janet (Ken) Cretelli, Gerald (Robin) Thompson, Donald Thompson, Lucinda (Lorne) Hepting, Elizabeth Naylor, her grandchildren; Kim (Carol) Thompson, Cliff (Tena) Thompson, Ross (Adrian) Thompson, Dave (Christine) Cretelli, Nicole (Scott) Reilly, Dan (Alice) Cretelli, Leanne (Peter) Sowden, Christy (Devin) Scott-Thompson, Melissa (Graeme) Carleton, Jessica (Jay) Hepting, Lucas Hepting, her great-grandchildren; Grant, Brayden, Gunner, Heather, Fiona, Sieben, Cleo, Kai, Michelle and Ty, and her brother John R. Beard of New York.

Edna was the glue that held us all together. She was the life of the party, our greatest inspiration, strong and beautiful every day, a world traveller, nurturer, craftswoman and mother to us all. She lived her full adventurous life on her terms – she did it her way. A special thank you to all the staff at Eagle Park for the wonderful care they gave mom.

A Memorial Service will be held at Yates Chapel, 1000 Allsbrook Rd Parksville, BC on October 30th, 2011 @ 1:00pm.

Donations in Edna’s memory may be made to the Therapeutic Gardens Fund at Eagle Park Health Care Facility, 777 Jones St Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 2L1.

YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

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