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EDNA SIMPSON (published on July 25, 2009)

EDNA SIMPSON Peacefully, on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 after a brief illness, Edna passed away with her granddaughter Audra by her side. Edna was predeceased by her husband of 50 years Jim Simpson in 1992, her son Doug in 1983 and her siblings James Forbes, Bettie Gourlie, Violet Moffat and Norman Forbes. She will be greatly missed by her daughter-in-law Mary-Louise (Richard) Lazarenko, her granddaughter Audra (Trent) Goodbrandson, her grandson Graham (Kim) Simpson, her great-grandchildren Sydney Purvis, Taylor Purvis, Nathan Goodbrandson and step-grandchild Justin MacKinnon. Edna was born June 1, 1920 in Ballylaw, County of Tyrone, Northern Ireland. She, along with her family, emigrated to Canada in 1927. She leaves to mourn her passing her sisters Daisy (Glen) Pierce and Olive Campbell, sisters in-law Margaret Lemmen, Mary Simpson and brother in-law Chuck Prosser, special friend Tom Low, along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Edna was a fun-loving, outgoing, social butterfly who always had a joke to tell. She loved life and lived life to the fullest. She loved to bake especially her famous Red Velvet Cake. She also loved fishing and spending time with her friends. Thank you to the staff of Red River Place, which has been her home for the past two years. A special thank you to Joanne Bell for her extra care and friendship to Edna during those two years. Thank you also to Dr. Lindenschmidt and the staff at the Selkirk General Hospital for their care during her last few days. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Edna's life will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, July 27, 2009 at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association or to a charity of your choice. After Glow I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an after glow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done. Chapel Lawn 885 - 9715

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