Edith Grace Lang was the second and last child born to John and Nellie Ashman on February 6, 1923 in Vancouver, BC. Edith spent most of her life in the Vancouver area also known as the lower mainland. At age four Edith contracted rheumatic fever. Edith was struck again with rheumatic fever at age six and missed much of her first year of schooling. The doctor was not too optimistic about Edith’s chances of surviving the second bout of rheumatic fever. The doctor’s prognosis for Edith’s survival was only out by 76 years.
In May 1943 at the age of 20 Edith married Charles Lang. They continued to reside in the Vancouver lower mainland area. In May 1945 their only child Doug was born in North Vancouver.
Edith was very active in her church and particularly with the Women’s Auxiliary making quilts by hand.
One of Edith’s favourite hobbies was writing letters to friends, family and missionaries.
In 1980 Edith and Charles moved to Campbell River to spend their retirement years. Edith passed away peacefully at Cumberland Lodge on April 28, 2005 in her 82nd year.
Edith leaves behind her son Doug, daughter-in-law Melody, grandson Paul (Eva) of Azerbaijan, grandson Peter (Linda) of Hope, great grandsons Kirk and Nicholas, granddaughter Carolyn (Dave) and great grandsons Ryan and Deryn.
A celebration of Edith’s life will take place at Ocean Crest Community Church, 291 McLean St., Campbell River on Wednesday, May 4, 2005 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Kelly Cochrane officiating, in lieu of flowers, donations in Edith’s memory may be made to Discovery Community Church Building Fund, 625A-11th Ave., Campbell River, V9W 2Z3. Island Funeral Services/elk falls crematorium, 103-909 island highway entrusted with arrangements.
ISLAND FUNERAL SERVICES
& ELK FALLS CREMATORIUM
and Memorial Chapel
#103-909 Island Highway