EDWINA LILIAN HART

EDWINA LILIAN HART

HART, EDWINA LILIAN (NEE BAALIM)passed peacefully away at KGH on February 26, 2015, one month and one day shy of her 100th birthday. Edwina was the only child of Charles and Jessie Baalim, born on March 25, 1915 in Barons Alberta. After Charles untimely passing in 1924, Jessie and Edwina moved to the M.P. Williams Ranch in Lake Country where Jessie was hired as the cook and homemaker. There Jessie met and eventually married Archie Weighton who Edwina loved dearly. After graduation Edwina moved to Vancouver to attend the VGH Nursing School. While there she met and married the love of her life, Al Christie. Tragically Al died in WW II. Edwina eventually did marry again and gave birth to her treasured daughter Ferne in 1953. Again tragedy struck when Ferne died at 3 years of age. Edwina never got over losing her. Determined to go on with her life, Edwina went back to school, this time to UBC where she obtained her degree as a Public Health Nurse. She served in this career in Grand Forks and the South Okanagan and later in Kelowna. Edwina was a talented pianist and she loved to dance and socialize with her friends. Upon retirement Edwina travelled the world, with many trips to visit her family in Scotland, England and New Zealand. Edwina leaves behind many treasured friends, especially her neighbor Dave and her friend Betty and family. She is also survived by her family Geord Holland (Jo), their children Chessa, Keda (Jack), Taylor and Tanner, and many other cousins near and far. A Service will be held at 2pm, Friday, March 6 at First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Central Okanagan Hospice, #104-1456 St. Paul St. Kelowna, V1Y 2E6. Condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com. Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna. 250-762-2299


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