Our mom, Emma Murphy, passed away on Nov. 20 at the age of 86 with her children at her side.
Mom suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and had loving care at the Glenwood Care Center and for the last two weeks at Heritage Village.
We are very grateful to them. Emma was predeceased by her loving husband Ed in 1989 and her sisters Paula & Ella.
At the age of eight, Emma and her family immigrated to Canada from Klostitz, Romania where she was born in 1920. The family farmed in and around Vegerville Alberta until 1941 when they moved to Chilliwack.
Mom came to love the valley and the mountains very much. Emma’s surviving sisters Erna Ferguson and Pat Musgrove and her brother Harvey Kuest have many great memories of their sister, even in harder times.
Her nieces and nephews fondly remember going to Uncle Ed’s and Auntie Em’s especially her cookie jar, which was always full of chocolate chip cookies.
Years ago Emma worked in the shoe department of Eaton’s in Chilliwack and for many summers picked raspberries. She loved to play bingo and did the crossword puzzle every day for years.
Emma took great delight in her grandchildren: Kelly (Stewart) Berge, Mark (Amy) Williams, Trace and Lindsey O’Hara and of course her great grandchildren – Hailey, Chloe, Miles and Simon Berge, Sadie and Jenna Williams, and Tess and Joey O’Hara
A family graveside service was held on Friday Nov. 24 at the Legion Cemetery with Rev. Katherine Angus officiating and her son-in-law Gerry Williams doing the readings.
If so desired, donations may be made in Emma’s memory to the charity of your choice. Her children Sharon (Gerry) Williams and Mark (Patty) Murphy will miss her greatly but are glad she is at peace.
How can you mourn a soul at peace?