Edna Hood (nee Halliwell)

July 2, 1922 – December 29, 2010

Edna was a British war bride, born in Lancashire, England. While serving during WWll she met her husband Jim. They then made the ocean voyage across the Atlantic, followed by the long train trip from Halifax to the west coast. Edna and Jim raised their family in homes in Worsley, England, Vancouver, Kitimat and Surrey, BC. In later years, they lived in Parksville and Abbotsford. Edna was a caring wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and friend. She will be missed by all.

Edna was a Nana who made all her grandchildren feel loved individually for who they are. She was always ready with the gift of gummy bears, her special baking and a long firm hug. Pre-deceased by Jim (2007). Survived by sons, daughters-in-law, and grandchildren: Terry and Barbara (Geoffrey, Avril and Laura), Dave and Judy (Katie and Lia) and Gary and Bev (Sean, Kirsten and Ian). Also survived by sister-in-law Kath Halliwell and nieces and nephews in England – her link to the old country.

A special thanks to her friend Diane, Dr. Parkin’s team, the caregivers at Abbotsford General Hospital and the Kiwanis Care Centre in New Westminster.

No service by request. A family celebration of Edna’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.

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