Edith "Weeda" VanderKloot
1941 - 2018
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Edith VanderKloot passed away at her Millarville home on Monday, February 19, 2018 at the age of only 76.
Edith was born in the Netherland Antilles (Curacao). During her childhood, she lived across the street from a lovely boy who eventually became her doting husband of over 56 years – a real fairytale!
Following her immigration to Montreal, Canada, she then moved with Peter to Toronto and began her career as a Lab Technologist. She later worked at the cancer clinic in Ottawa.
Edith then went back to school where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, cum laude from the University of Ottawa in 1985 where she specialized in contemporary and creative photography. She also obtained her Master of the Photographic Arts (MPA) from the Professional Photographers of Canada in 2000.
As a professional photographer for over 20 years, she also developed her artistic talents and expressed her passion through various art mediums over the years, including fine art photography, mixed media, slate, painting and textured mixed media.
In addition to winning many awards for her photography and receiving many accolades for her artwork, she also participated in many exhibitions and organized two major art shows.
As an avid traveler, she was lucky enough to tick off some items off her bucket list, including two recent photographic adventures; the Spirit Bears in BC and a Wild Animal Safari in Botswana, South Africa.
Always active in the arts and in the community, Edith will be most remembered for her passion, her enthusiasm, her joie-de-vivre and her love and support for her family.
Edith will be missed by her life-long sweetheart and husband Peter, son Mark (Houy), daughter Hayley (William), grandchildren Jinseng and Justin and several nieces and nephews in Canada and in Holland.
She is predeceased by her mother Adriana and her father Jacob and survived by her brother Rudy.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to an animal rescue organization in her memory.
A memorial and celebration of her life will be planned for this summer to enjoy her artwork and legacy. Notifications will be sent out by email at a later date.

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Published in Western Wheel from Mar. 1 to Mar. 2, 2018.
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June 5, 2018
It was my great pleasure to meet and work with Edith.
She arranged several art shows at our community centre in Elbow Park.
She was meticulous about the visual set up for her artists.
And by her side when she made these trips to Calgary, was her steadfast partner Peter, encouraging her on in her endeavour.
Such a wonderfully warm smile - she was always a joy to see.
She will be greatly missed in the Millarville community and most certainly by her outstanding partner Peter.
May she be brightening her new environment with her amazing smile and artistic talents.
SanDee Philpot
Clubhouse Manager EPRA Community Centre Calgary
SanDee Philpot
April 5, 2018
We are so grateful to have met Edith through the Professional Photographers of Ontario and Canada. She was always a creative, fun and inspiring soul. One couldn't help but feel uplifted in her company. Though we never made it out to Alberta to visit them - we kept up contact through emails and Christmas cards. Our hearts go out to Peter and the family. She touched so many during her life. Her creative works will touch many more as they live on it her memory.
Lianne Morgan-Sands
March 26, 2018
Peter, please accept my sympathy for your loss. Edith was an inspiration to me, both for her work as an artist, and her kind disposition. I was deeply saddened to learn of her passing. I had been in touch with her recently, and we were planning to meet up for a coffee the next time she came in to town. It is impossible not to miss this wonderful woman. She was in the prime of her life and will be missed terribly by so many.
Alison Lapczuk
March 14, 2018
Edith always made my day a little brighter when she and Peter would just pop in.
Terry Sommerfeldt-Bain
March 13, 2018
I'm sad to hear of the loss of such a wonderful artist. I did not know Edith but I have enjoyed three of her artworks in my home for years.
Eleanor Charlton
March 12, 2018
Edith was such a kind soul. She and her art will be missed. My condolences to Edith's family.
March 6, 2018
So sad to hear of Edith's passing. She was very talented and I enjoyed meeting and working with her.
Fran Williams
March 5, 2018
Forever in our lives. Edith took our family portrait in 1988 at her and Peter's home which was on the Rideau River near Ottawa. I remember the event, I remember the place and I will remember Edith. Keep being artistic Edith!
Lynda Turner
March 3, 2018
Heartbreaking news! Edith was such a kind and loving friend to everyone she met. Her words and wisdom uplifted many during difficult times. Edith was much loved and respected and will be deeply missed. This world is a sadder place without her.
Joan Fox
March 3, 2018
So very sorry, and will certainly miss her. I am proud to have called her a friend.
Adam Clark
March 3, 2018
The loving friendship Edith & our mother Jackie continued after her passing in'89 and extended through life to including Gwen & Lauren. Her love will never end and she is reunited with our Mom, creating beautiful art in the Heavens. Rest In Peace, dear lady.
martina hayward
March 3, 2018
Our hearts are broken with the news.
Our Summer 2017 stay with Edith & Peter is a cherished memory..
We are so lucky to have know her
Gwen Den haring
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