Edythe Marion Wiedeman (nee Davy)

October 23, 1927, Kelowna, BC, to Thomas and Eloise Davy (nee Brown) to November 29, 2015, Campbell River, BC.

Quietly and peacefully, Edythe left this world with her children by her side. Always smiling, always optimistic, she will be remembered for her grace, poise, generosity, and willingness to try just about anything for fun. Her BC Telephone Operator career began in Vancouver when she was 17. Except for a 16 year family-raising-hiatus in the middle, she worked until retirement from the Campbell River exchange in 1986. In 1950 she met Bill on the coastal steamship while traveling to Jervis Inlet and married 6 months later, moving to Williams Lake where their first son was born. They moved to the lower mainland, had another son, and finally settled in Campbell River in 1956 where their daughter was born, and where Bill worked at the Elk Falls mill. Edythe carried on as a busy homemaker and mother until returning to work 1966; a big step she was happy she took. She was also a proud member of the Native Daughters of BC for many years. After retiring, she enjoyed traveling, first with Bill, then with her good friend, Gladys. Via BC Tel retirees, she volunteered her knitting time to make baby hats for hospitalized infants, plus sewed thousands of those famous Heart Pillows for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. In 1999 she cared for her son Gerry until his death, then cared for Bill until his death 2 years later. Strong, healthy, and vibrant, Edythe was proud that she managed well on her own until the end.

She will be lovingly remembered by son Paul (Sammie) Wiedeman, daughter Sandra (George) Chow, grandchildren Sylva (Jordo) Falk, and Thomas, ‘adopted’ granddaughter Dianna Wiedeman, brother Bill Davy, cousins Arlyne (Ralph) Kuiper and Mary Lou Lindsay, and many more relatives, friends, and former co-workers.

The family is grateful for the kind attention of Dr. Mary Ramsey and Dr. Rob Ramsey and the amazing support of the home care workers and nurses.

In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to offer goodwill to strangers, pay forward acts of kindness, forgive transgressions between you and others, reconnect with loved ones, and find a new way to be kind and loving to yourself. Tell someone you love them. These deeds will have more effect on Edythe, us, you and others.

A celebration of her life will be held Tuesday, December 8, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Centre For Spiritual Living, 516 South Dogwood, Campbell River.

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