Alice Ede, beloved wife of Gordon Ede, passed away on February 18, 2010 at the Invermere and District Hospital.
Alice was born and raised in Waseca, Saskatchewan. In her teens she came to the Windermere Valley where she met and married Gordon Ede, her special friend and companion. Together they raised five daughters and one son. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were always very precious to her. She was so proud of them and loved them all as unique individuals. She was thrilled to see them make wonderful choices in their spouses who she welcomed into the family.
Alice enjoyed being a homemaker. She collected and tried many recipes eventually publishing a Zucchini Cookbook of which she was very proud. Many people around the world, as well as locally, have tried her recipes. Some have been lucky enough to enjoy her personally made Zucchini Relish and Christmas Cakes.
Alice has enjoyed a variety of careers including Homecare Worker, Bookkeeper, Secretary at the East Kootenay Community College and provided child care for eighteen other children. She was a very active volunteer with the museum, youth sports, and the Invermere Seniors. She especially liked doing the decorations for Seniors’ functions.
Alice was a lifelong learner and enjoyed many different interests. Her hobbies included Genealogy, Scrap Booking, Photography, Camping, Computers, Travelling, Knitting, Needlework, Oil Painting, Gardening, Music, and taking College Courses. She was always willing to share her knowledge. She also enjoyed participating in the Provincial Seniors games where she received two medals. As well, Alice played softball well into her senior years and she was an avid bowler and floor curler.
Alice was a wonderful wife, mother, mother-in-law. grandmother, sister and friend. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of fifty-seven years, Gordon; her children: Karen (Ralph) Wilson, Theresa Harrison, Judy (Terrence) Curran, Cheryl (Philip) Brick, Cindy (Dale) Nicholson and Patrick (Wendi) Ede; her grandchildren: Sheena Wilson (James Fernandes), Leann Hutchison(Robert), Alicia Polachek (Jason), Allan and Phillip Curran and Korrina, Kristopher and Kevin Ede; and her great grandchildren Trent Magraw and Taye Jackson. She is survived by her sister Mary Bie, brothers Bill (Myrna) Hickson, Ray (Donna) Hickson and Vern (Lee) Hickson and many nieces and nephews.
Throughout her lifetime, Alice attracted a strong circle of friends. She loved people and always made everyone feel welcome and comfortable. She encouraged all in their personal pursuits. Alice had a wonderful, clever, and witty sense of humour and laughed easily. She was sincere, generous, and loved spending time with family and friends. She will be sadly missed and remembered by her family and many friends as one who always put others first.
At Alice’s request, there will not be a funeral service. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial donation in honour of Alice may do so to the Invermere Seniors, Hospital ER Expansion, or the Windermere or Invermere Hospital Auxiliary.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
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