Obituary of Edie Laureen Lawrence
Edie Laureen Lawrence
(May 3, 1951 - April 25, 2019)
Edie Laureen Lawrence of Camrose, Alberta, formerly of Edberg, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at the age of 67 years.
Edie (don’t ever call her Edith – she hated it) Laureen Lawrence was born May 3, 1951 in St. Mary’s hospital to parents Vera and Fred Winter. She was baptized and confirmed in the Edberg Lutheran Church and to her dying day could still recite all the books of the New Testament. She belonged to the 4-H beef and dairy club and later taught sewing to the 4-H members in the Ohaton club. Edie started working at the age of 14 and continued for a jaw dropping 51 plus years. Her first full time job was at Rosehaven where she stayed for twenty-five years and forged relationships which still endure. She then worked at the Camrose Canadian and always being a “news junkie” enjoyed it for eleven years. She and her partner also had a small private company caring for dementia patients for four years. Her last job was working at the Smith Clinic and having always been interested in medicine was fulfilling and met new friends there, including a special boss Chelsea.
She married and her daughter Tammy was the most important thing in her life. She also helped with a farming operation growing grain and raising cattle. She loved the new house that was built and having beautiful flowers and a huge garden. The most bountiful garden provided 104 bags of peas, 88 bags of corn for the freezer that year and a potato that weighed 5 pounds. Edie loved to sew, first countless outfits for Tammy and then took special delight making many matching dresses and outfits for Jordan and Brooke. She enjoyed cross-stitch until failing eyesight stopped that hobby. She loved to bake, cook and making pickles, jam and jelly (although did not enjoy carving turkey) and was a cook book and recipe collecting fanatic. Edie was devoted to caring for her parents as they aged and faced many health problems for a long time. She was thankful she was able to do it and wouldn’t have had it any other way. She was broken hearted when they passed away and continued to miss them always.
Edie eventually found a wonderful caring man, Joey, who treated her like gold and took her on many adventures. They cared for and loved each other for 28 years. By the way, as most people here may know, aside from hating being called Edith, she hated and was terrified of mice, sewer backups, and car breakdowns were a close second and never enjoyed or had brown, yellow or orange flower in her garden.
Edie is survived by her little family, Tammy (Rick) Shott and the most loved grand-daughters in the world Jordan and Brooke; brother David (Bonnie) Winter; special aunt Molly Fishback of Edmonton; close cousins Ida (Stu) Wood of Vernon; sister-in-law Elaine Rolston of Kerrobert, Saskatchewan; lifelong friends Verna Reid, Elaine Galenza, Ernie Innes; and many others who she loved and they loved her. She was predeceased by her parents Fred and Vera Winter, and by her life partner Joe Klug.
Sometimes life brought many challenges to Edie so be happy for her as now finally she will rest. Please care for and about your parents – remember you will only ever have one mommy.
A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from the Burgar Memorial Chapel, 4817 - 51 Avenue Camrose with Rev. Brian Hunter officiating. Interment has taken place in the Edberg Lakeview Cemetery.
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Edie's memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at St. Mary's Hospital, or to the Canadian Cancer Society.