Agnes Florence Wiley


Agnes died peacefully at home in Edmonton surrounded by her family. She was pre-deceased by her husband of 64 years, Lorne, in 2017, her daughter Kathy (Tim McCashin) in 1994 and sisters Irma Hardy, Amanda MacDonald and Eleanor Mudry. She is survived by son Keith, daughter Jane (Jason Foster), adopted daughter Michele Kelly (Carolyn Grogan), daughter-in-law Jakalin MacGregor, brother Edmund Keck and grandchildren Kate McCashin, Amanda Ladner (Brendan), Morghain Gibbons (Josh Shook), Clair McCashin, Andrew MacGregor, Neale Wiley, Faith Wiley (Ned Zimmerman), Linden Gibbons, Camille Wiley, Gillian Wiley, and many nieces and nephews.

Agnes inspired her family and many others with her fierce activism for social justice and the environment. She was a prominent Alberta square dance caller and an avid bridge player. After Lorne died, Agnes moved to Edmonton to be closer to family, although she greatly missed her Medicine Hat family and friends.

The family would like to express their deepest appreciation to the staff and Dr. Harkirat Sidhu at Rosedale Estates and for their care in her last years.

A memorial will be held at the Westwood Unitarian Church, 11135 – 65 Avenue, Edmonton, on Saturday, January 4 at 3:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alberta NDP or the David Suzuki Foundation.

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Westwood Unitarian Church

11135 65 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 1W3

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Kapadia, Wierenga, McNiven families

Jane, Keith, and family
We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom Agnes.
May she rest in peace. Wishing you peace and comfort in the days ahead.
Please extend our deepest sympathies to your entire family, from all of us

Franey Kapadia, Richard & Shehnaz ☮️Wierenga;
Roxzana, Joe, Mackenzie, & Brooke McNiven

Lynn (Leple) and Mitch Brown

Keith and Jane,
So sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was an amazing woman and I know you will both miss her very much.

Please accept our deepest condolences,

Lynn (Leple) and Mitch Brown

Brian MacDonald

Keith, Jane and everyone

So sorry that I can’t be with you in Edmonton on Saturday. My spirit is with you in thought.

We are celebrating the loss of “our Greta.” My aunt Agnes was always there to talk and listen; share perspectives and challenge my thinking. Whether at the kitchen table or on the phone I loved that quality time being with her.

She gave us all she had and now she is ready for a much deserved rest back with Uncle Lorne and those that have gone before us.

Tucked in my heart she will be reminding me to think, speak up; stand up; and make the world a better place. To live life as fully as one can.

Thank you Aunty Agnes; may you go on the journey in all the peace, grace, love and beauty that you are!

Love to everyone.


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