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EICHNER, Edith (Artist)
April 28, 1928 - January 18, 2015
Edith peacefully took her last breath at the age of 86 surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her devoted husband Heinrich Eichner (Artist), mother and father Else and Oscar Schmerbauch and eldest brother Siegfried Schmebauch. Edith will forever be remembered and loved by her family; children Herbie, Matthew and Susie Eichner, Barbara (Larry) Misho, Gabrielle (John Bushby) Cleary; grandchildren, Jeremy (Kim) Cleary, Suzy, Leala and Jennifer Cleary; great- grandchildren Hayden, Donnie and Renee.
Edith earned the Alberta Art Achievement Award - Excellence in Art Education in 1986. In 2002, her biography was entered into Allegemeines Kuenstler Lexicon of Artists of the World and she received the Salute to Excellence-Art Award from the City of Edmonton. Edith's volunteer accomplishments are equally or more important to Edith as her professional accomplishments. One of her favorite memories was marching with the Jewish people of Edmonton upholding their dignity and honor. Always an open door for the poor and to help others in their spiritual journey.
Edith will be honoured at the following:
Viewing: Sunday, January 25, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Glenwood Funeral Home. Celebration of Life: Tuesday, January 27, 11:00 a.m. Abundant Life Church (7676 Wagner Rd Edmonton)
Interment: Tuesday January 27, at 2:30 p.m. at Glenwood Memorial Gardens, South of Wye Road on Range Road 232, Sherwood Park.
In lieu of flowers, Edith requested donations to the Missionary Work of Susie Eichner in Slave Lake Alberta and the North care of Abundant Life Church.
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Published in Edmonton Journal on Jan. 23, 2015.
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18 entries
July 12, 2015
Dear Herbie, Matthew, Susie, Barb, Gabrielle & Family: Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of your Mother. I have many fond memories of her during the times I would visit Susie at your house in Lendrum Place, during the years Susie and I attended Avalon Junior High School. Her wise advise she gave me at the age of 13, has remained with me for life. I always admired her for her strength of character, resilience and good nature, especially in view of the fact she was so relatively young when your father, Heinrich died so suddenly that changed her life and all of yours, forever. It was a tremendous challenge for her to raise 5 children on her own at such a young age as she was at the time and especially being in a foreign country like Canada, away from most of her family who remained in Germany. Her extraordinary talent as an artist and memories of her pleasant demeanor is something that I will remember her most for. My thoughts & prayers are with you all. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
Gayle Jevne
January 27, 2015
When I met you I was in grade 5, and you saw something in me that I couldn't. You took me into your beautiful world of art and laughter and generosity and made my life better. Now I am a 44 year old mother of 2 and my art is still important to me, as is sharing laughter and love. Nothing can come close to you Edith - you blessed this world with every moment you were in it. I wish your family peace and comfort -
Laura Magnusson
January 27, 2015
goodbye Edith... you will always be part of what makes the world a better place... thank you for being that for me (hug)
January 27, 2015
We love you Edith! You were such a light and love to all who were touched by you! See you in heaven!
Laurie Fletcher
January 26, 2015
We have great memories of your loved one, but we know we'll meet her again. May Jesus so wrap His loving arms around you in this time of sorrow..t ill we meet again.
Bill & Karen Kaiser
January 26, 2015
You'll be missed Edith and looking forward to seeing you again.
January 24, 2015
Colin and Crystal will forever remember Edith Eichner as their inspiration for art, cooking, especially her Saturday soup after art class, and her love for everyone. Her smile and laughter brought such joy and comfort to each person and you were always the center of her attention even in a full room of people. Oh how we will miss her. Behold Eichner family, children, grandchildren, siblings, may the Lord comfort you with knowing one day you'll be joined together in heaven. May the days present be filled with love and comfort of family and friends. Allan and I bless you in the name of Jesus.
Allan and Birdie Letendre
January 24, 2015
Mathew and Herbie. My sincere condolences in the loss of your Mother. She was an amazing women with a heart of gold. Her determination and accomplolishments put many of us to shame. She was a dear and loved my many.
RoseMary Pickard Kwik Kopy Printing
January 24, 2015
Praying God grant great comfort to those who mourn the loss of this lovely lady. Praying they be surrounded with peace in thier hearts. Praying God be with them as they let Edith go from this earth, and recieve the comfort of knowing that she now walks closer, hand in hand with her LORD and Savior Jesus Christ, King of kings and LORD of lords.. Looking forward to seeing her in glory. LORD grant her loved ones great peace as they walk with You..
Violet White
January 24, 2015
Dear Gabe,
What a wonderful, gifted woman your mother was. I see where you get your loving spirit. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Pauline Farkas
January 24, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. From your neighbours in Gibbons the Mabbutt family. We all have so many memories with you all, your Mother was one of a kind...
Kim Mabbutt
January 24, 2015
We will hold in our hearts forever, the image of the beautiful, vibrant, bouncy, smiley faced, open armed, welcoming Edith Eichner moving through dense noisy crowds gleefully singing out the names of the people she recognized and loved and her excitedly rushing toward them prepping her warm embrace. We were blessed to be one of them and our names sung in the lilting E.E. way will remain a precious memory for always. Rest peacefully beautiful lady... Be young, dancing, singing and creating again for heavenly purpose. With love always, Armin & Gloria Mantei.
Armin & Gloria Mantei
January 24, 2015
With deepest condolences to Gaby & her Family, May the loving memories of your dearest Mother, fill your heart with love during this difficult time.
Colleen Clipperton
January 23, 2015
Our condolences to the Eichner family,Rolf& Ingrid Lichte
January 23, 2015
Always enjoyed sharing and laughing with Edith. She was a lot of fun and will be missed.
Condolences to her family.

Terry & Catherine Chevalier
Terry & Catherine Chevalier
January 23, 2015
I'm so very sorry to hear of the passing of dear Mrs Eichner. I was Mrs Eichner's art student and I loved her dearly. Mrs Eichner loved her students and believed in everyone of us. I remember how she made us close our eyes and visualize what we wanted to paint, her amazing homemade soup and how she scooped our icecream with a butter knife. What a one of a kind person who will never be forgotten. Rest in peace my dear friend. Xo
Jennifer Zurfluh (nee Spanach)
January 23, 2015
Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother. We were so very sorry to hear of her passing and want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers
Blaine and Orrie Whitford
January 23, 2015
Our deepest condolences to the Eichner family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Herb & Sonia Schuler
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