Edith Lilian Smith

July 16, 1930 – January 15, 2016

Edith passed away peacefully on January 15, 2016 after fighting a long courageous battle with Alzheimers. Born in Cranbrook, B.C. Ede pursued her passion of being a practical nurse. She enjoyed animals especially her beloved “Sam” the black lab and “Nibbsey” her forever cat.

Music was a big part of Ede’s life and she enjoyed many CYMC musical concerts along with other local performances. Edith had the opportunity to travel with husband Don, and enjoyed all of their excursions to many parts of the world. Edith was a long term member of St. George’s United Church, Comox Valley Celtic Club, Driftwood Mall Walking group to name a few. She volunteered countless hours to the Canadian Cancer Society in the Comox Valley over the years. Ede loved to cook, bake and entertain her many friends all of which enjoyed her abundance of great cooking.

Pre-deceased by husband Don (2008) and sister, Jean. Survived by two sons, Richard (Kathy) Victoria, B.C. and David, Vancouver, B.C., brother Charlie (Carol) West Kelowna, B.C. and nephews. Friends and family will remember all the wonderful stories.

Charlie and family would like to extend a heartfelt huge thank you to Diane Brown who remained very dedicated and steadfast at Edith’s side throughout the 8-year journey. Thank you to the caring staff of Casa Loma/Comox Valley Seniors Campus, Dr. Eva Hemmerich, Anne Lai, Murray Presley, Leah Hryko, and others who made Edith’s journey easier.

Private cremation arrangements.

“Gone from our sight but forever in our hearts”

Thank you, Ede for allowing me to be a better person, and being in my life. It has been a true honour to be a big part of your journey. I will miss you. Diane Brown

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