Edith Heywood (nee Calder)

In Loving Memory

Edith Heywood (nee Calder)

October 18, 1920 – December 3, 2012

Edith passed away very peacefully at home, on 3 Dec 2012 at the age of 92. Edith is survived by her four children – Floyd Haller (Jean) and family, Mary Stewart and family, Rose Traub and family, and Margaret Emery (Chuck) and family. Edith leaves behind many, many Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren, and an extremely large extended family.

Edith spent many years growing up on a farm in the Heffley Lake area before moving to Kamloops. There she met Albert Heywood and within the coming year moved on to his homestead in Clearwater. Edith worked as a custodian for our local school board for many years, and as a cook in later years at Dutch Lake Resort here in Clearwater. She volunteered for many organizations such as the Girl Guides, an active member in forming the Co-op, the then North Thompson Credit Union, The Yellowhead Ecological Society, The Hospital Auxiliary, 4-H, The Clothes Company to name a few. Edith was a very active participant in the Logging shows around the valley collecting many trophies.

Edith was the rock and the foundation of our family. She loved us all no matter of our thoughts or action, rain or shine. When you remove a rock you leave a large hole. Ever grateful for her counsel and her love she will be terribly missed. The family would like to thank all of the great friends, family and Health Care Workers that assisted us in Mom’s care. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 202-1835 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 3H5, or a local charity of your choice.

A memorial service for Edith Heywood took place on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at the Blackpool Hall, Blackpool, BC, with Mr. Lloyd Strickland officiating. It can be seen on line at www.NorthThompsonFuneral.com and messages of condolence may be sent to the family via the website. Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Clearwater, BC, 250-674-3030.