MORTIMER, Enid Ethel
It is with great sadness that our family announces the death of Enid Ethel Mortimer. Surrounded by family, Enid passed away in Edmonton, Alberta on January 19, 2013 at 98 years of age. Born on September 20, 1914 in Barry, Wales at the outset of the Great War, Enid's life spanned nearly a century.
Enid is survived by her beloved husband, Gerald Mortimer, sister Margaret Carver, sons Rod and Barrie Chivers, Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren and Nieces and Nephews.
She was predeceased by her first husband (Oswald Chivers), by siblings Harold and Trevor Slee, by sons David, Leslie and Ronald Chivers and daughter, Janice Enid Shelly Eyre (nee Mortimer).
Enid took great pride in her Welsh ancestry. Near the beginning of the depression in 1929, her family immigrated to Canada and homesteaded at Mannville, AB. Enid's remarkable life took her across Alberta (Ryley, Blairmore, Bellevue, High River) and B.C. (Vancouver, Newgate, Grasmere, Cranbrook, Revelstoke) and finally to Edmonton. Dedication to family, friends and community was her greatest passion.
Enid was a gentle, gracious woman with a kind, caring heart and a great zest for life. She had many accomplishments, a wonderful voice, sang in choirs and was actively involved in union and community affairs.
On Saturday, March 30, 2013, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, family and friends are invited to join in Celebrating Enid's Life, sharing memories, enjoying one another's company and saying farewell at Strathcona Centre Community League, 10139 - 87 Avenue, Edmonton, AB.

Published in The Edmonton Journal on Mar. 25, 2013