August 20, 1919 –
November 24, 2008
With heavy hearts we say good-bye to “Edie” as she was fondly called. Born in Victoria, B.C., she lived her later years in Central Care Home. She passed peacefully in her 89th year, with her granddaughter present.
When her parents pioneered from Wales, they landed in Cape Scott and eventually migrated south to Victoria to reside. One of four daughters, Edith was raised in Victoria, met and married Victor Raymond Neill.
Life together was full of love and laughter. Moving up and down the island, residing in Campbell River and Victoria, with a few stints on the mainland of B.C. Adventures were from running a dry cleaners in Nelson, farm in Vernon, golf course in Black Creek, Fisherman’s Lodge in Oyster River, apartment in Victoria and Campbell River. They raised two children, Linda and William (Bill). Their children married and gave them four grandchildren whom they doted on. Sleep overs, camping, fishing, card playing and beachcombing were popular. They’re lives were always adventurous and fun.
In later years, they moved up to Campbell River and when Victor passed on, she moved back to Victoria to be closer to her family.
Predeceased by her parents, Elizabeth (Rosser) and John C Williams, sister Marion and husband Louis Prior, sister Phyllis and husband William Hill, brother-in-law Ed Easton, and son-in-law Richard Haas. ‘Edie’ was especially devastated with the loss of her son William (‘Bill’), husband Victor Raymond Neill, grandson Michael Neill and great grandson James Morin.
Survived by her sister Lillian(Easton), daughter Linda(Haas) (Dave Simmons), daughter-in-law Dale(Neill), granddaughter Lou-Anne(Morin) and husband Chris, grandson Wayne(Haas) and wife Annette, grandson Scott Neill, great-granddaughter Deanne(Morin) (Dylan Tufford), and the many, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Loved ones remember her as a loving, feisty, flirty, sassy, tiny spitfire and often stubborn, hoot of gal who was always the life of the party. Never to be caught going anywhere without her make-up and hairbrush, and always co-ordinating her outfits to match her purse and shoes. Church.
A memorial service will be held at the First Memorial Funeral Chapel in Victoria on Saturday November 29th, at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow. A Family internment will be held in Campbell River on Sunday, November 30th.