FISH, Emma Louise (née Collins)
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November 30, 1922 - December 23, 2012
Emma Fish peacefully passed away from natural causes on December 23rd, 2012 in Edmonton at the age of 90.
Emma was pre-deceased by her husband Earl Fish, her parents Ruby & Elmer (Red) Collins, her beloved sisters Marjorie Hardy and Ruth Bergman, her brother Walter and niece Leslie Bergman. She leaves a hole in the lives of her loving and protective "daughter" Mary Stapleton, her much loved nephew George Hardy and her devoted grandniece Cynthia Feth (Kevin). She will be lovingly remembered by her nieces Yvonne Hole (Ron), Arlene Folster (Roger), Marian Graspointner (Andy), Lorel Strachan (Duncan), her nephew Walter Hardy (Nora) along with many cousins, grand nieces & nephews.
Aunt Emma was always a delight to be around. Born in McTaggart, Saskatchewan, she loved the workings of the railroad and was proud to be the daughter of the CPR Station Agent. After she married Earl, they made a life together in various places across Canada while he was in the RCAF and then as a relief CPR Stationmaster in towns around Saskatchewan. They finally settled in Lanigan where they owned and operated a General Store. Earl was taken too early from her but she kept him in her heart always. After his passing, Emma moved to Edmonton to be closer to her sister Marj and her parents. She loved her last job working at Sears Heritage in Ladies Foundations and had many funny stories to tell her nieces. After she retired, she travelled with her sisters, played bridge and often regaled her nieces & nephews with the mischievous stories of her youth.
We give special thanks to the staff from the Choice program at the Good Samaritan Gerald Zetter Centre and those at the Shepherd's Care Southside Manor who partnered with us to maintain her independence into her ninetieth year. The Family would like to thank all those who watched over her and made sure she was valued.
At her request, there will be no service. Donations in her memory can be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation. Emma lost many of the people she loved to cancer and always hoped a cure would be found. Her ashes will be laid to rest with her mother at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Edmonton.
Published in The Edmonton Journal on Dec. 29, 2012