It is with heavy hearts that the family of Edna Margarite Henry announce her peaceful passing at St. Joseph's Hospital with family by her side. She was born May 7, 1925 to James & Anne Kurlick in Wroxton, Saskatchewan.
She is survived by her children David (Jan), Douglas (Melanie), Sheila (Doug) Smith; granddaughters Jana (Jordan); Carly, Kimberly, Kelsey (and their mother Carolyn); son-in-law Gordon (Michelle) Galvin; sister Lillian (Gerry) Della Matia and sister-in-law Valerie Kurlick; step-granddaughters Lindsey (Adam), Kaitlyn (David) and Whitney (Per), as well as 5 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, husband Donald, daughter Susan Galvin, brothers Ted and Mervin Kurlick and sister-in-law Pearl Kurlick.
The Kurlick family moved to Fort William in the 40's and Edna was first employed by Alf Cooper Sand & Gravel - she always spoke highly of Mr. Cooper. She soon met the love of her life Don and raised a family with love and care. She was a long time homemaker before returning to the workforce with TBaytel, retiring in 1990. She was a member of the O.O.R.P., Past Honoured Royal Lady, long time Girl Guide Captain and for many years the recording secretary of Local #339, IBEW. Some things she passed on to us were her love of camping, cooking, gardening and canning. She was a "storyteller extraordinaire" and often provided more detail than was believable. She loved a good party and never missed a chance to be with family and friends.
She & Dad loved to travel, and visited Hawaii, Bermuda, Florida, Bahamas, Turks& Caicos, Expo in BC, Europe and many trips "down East" to visit family. They also followed their beloved Jays in Minni & Milwaukee. They enjoyed each other's company and were great companions well into retirement.
Mom had several visits to the TBRHSC in the last year and was always treated with the utmost professionalism, care and compassion from all the staff and medical personnel. The family would like to thank Drs. Stamler, Edwards, Simpson, Migay, Hagerty and Davis, as well as Tiffany for their outstanding care. All the staff at the TBRHSC and St. Joseph's Hospice are to be commended for the work they do and their care for Edna. The family would also like to thank the staff at TBDSSAB and Jasper Place for their support, care and concern for Mom's well-being at all times.
As per Edna's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no service. A private family interment will be held at a later date. Should friends desire, a donation to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.