Edna Wilma Ellen (Pearce) Paterson, our loved mother passed away on November 11, 2019.
Edna was born in Anselmo, Alberta, October 12, 1922 to Harry and Emma Pearce. She was baptized in Anselmo by her uncle Rev. G. Roehrs on November 4, 1922. Edna was confirmed at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Edmonton by Rev. A.J. Mueller on March 30, 1937. She was married at St. Peters to Harry Rees Paterson on September 20, 1947. Harry built their house at 11315 – 70 Street and they later moved to 5230 – Ada Blvd, where their sons Wayne (Paddy), Sidney and Ricky grew up. Edna retired from Eaton Contract Sales in 1982.
Edna was devoted to her church activities at Bethlehem and Bethel Lutheran Churches. She was a member of the auxiliary at Concordia Lutheran Seminary since 1985 and was on the auxiliary at the Good Samaritan Society, where she volunteered since 1967. She was a life member of the Canadian and Edmonton Kennel clubs, also belonged to the 2nd Edmonton Trefoil Guild. During retirement Harry and Edna travelled to: England, Europe, South America, Africa, Hong Kong, Australia, United States and Canada attending dog shows, as spectators, or showing. Harry was also a judge at the shows. Harry predeceased mom on July 9, 2009.
Edna was a wonderful mother, mother-in-law and grandmother and will be dearly missed by her family and many friends, but will never be forgotten.
Edna leaves to mourn her three sons: Wayne Pearce (Janet), Sidney William (Cathy), Richard Harry (Debbie); five grandchildren: Andrew (Deanna), Gregory (Josie), Emma, Caitlyn (Ashley), Rees; three great grandchildren: Harry, Margot and Charlie.
The family would like to thank the staff at Laurier House, for their caring and compassion with mom in her final months.
A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday December 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Bethel Lutheran Church, 298 Bethel Drive, Sherwood Park, AB.
Memorials are to be directed to the Reverend Dr. E. Geo Pearce Endowment Fund c/o Concordia Lutheran Seminary, 7040 Ada Blvd. Edmonton, AB, T5B 4E3 or a charity of you choice.