Edwards; Vivian (Nee: Leask)

It was with great sadness that we announce that Vivian Edwards passed away on Sunday, September 28, 2014. She was surrounded by her loved ones and passed peacefully and comfortably after several months of struggle. Vivian was 84, born in Bethune, Sask on December 12, 1929 to a proud prairie family. She is survived by her husband of 62 years Jim, four sons, Dave (Jennifer), Bruce (Pam), Ross and Scott (Brenda) and her two foster daughters, BillieGrace and Lynn. She had 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren as well as BillieGrace’s 4 children and 6 grandchildren. Vivian is survived by her brothers, Joe and John of Medicine Hat, Alberta. She was predeceased by her sisters Mary and Beverly, brother Dick as well as two sons Brian and Douglas. Vivian was very involved in both the Stellar’s Jay Lions Club and the White Cane Society as past presidents. Despite losing her vision and recent health issues, she never gave up and remains an example and inspiration to her whole family. Her compassion and deep sense of empathy touched all who met her, as did her laughter and incredible sense of humour which was with her until the end.

The family would like to thank the staff at Cascade Lodge for their care and kindness. Vivian chose to be cremated and will be honoured at a “Celebration of Life” tea to be held at the Mt. Cheam Lions Hall at 45580 Spadina Avenue, Chilliwack. A casual drop in tea on Sunday October 26th from 1-4pm will offer an opportunity for family and friends to share memories, tears and laughter. In lieu of flowers donations can be made the CNIB. “As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.” Helen Keller

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