Edna Emily London October 18, 1920 - December 11, 2012 A strong, proud and loving lady has gone to be with her beloved husband, Bill. Edna Emily London, nee Biddlecombe, was born in Vancouver, the youngest of eight children. Edna attended John Oliver High School and played the clarinet in a band and on CJOR. She lived a full and rewarding Life. Traveling alone by train across Canada to Halifax in 1940, she joined her new husband (RCN) for the short periods of time he was in port, a huge undertaking which proved her strength of character. With stints in Quebec, Winnipeg and finally settling in North Vancouver, her early married life brought many friends into her circle. Edna loved to knit, crochet and sew. She loved dogs, her own and any which crossed her path. Edna was a member of Burrard Chapter 3 of the Eastern Star where she held positions of Worthy Matron, Grand Secretary, Secretary to the chapter and representative of Wisconsin. She also spent some time as the musical director of the Job's Daughters organization. Her greatest passion, however, was her family. She was married to Bill for almost 55 years and they were devoted to one another. Her pride was her children, Dan (Sandi) (daughter-in-law Pat, deceased in 2010), Ron (Elaine) and Wendy (David), plus her grandchildren and great grandchildren Brent (Frances;Tiffany, Jolie), Steven (Brittney), Bryan (Jennifer; Madelyn), Jeff (Kathleen; Jenna, Nadia), Greg (Heather; Will), Scott (Ali), Michael and Casey. She enjoyed travel and made several trips to New Zealand to visit Wendy and her boys. Edna also visited family in Ontario, explored England, Wales,Paris and Australia along with Hawaii and other US destinations. Edna left
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us December 11, 2012 while under the loving watch of Dr. Dean Brown and the wonderful nurses, care aides and staff at Sunrise of Lynn Valley, North Vancouver.
May the "Bluebird of Happiness" accompany on your journey, Mum.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Dec. 15 to Dec. 16, 2012