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In Loving Memory Of

Edith Otealia Macauley


Edith Macauley, a long-time resident of the Wembley area, passed away on Sunday, December 25, 2016, at Points West Living, at the age of 93 years.

She will be sadly missed by her children: David Macauley, Donna Bailie, Barb (Bob) Viravec, Kathy (Gord) Hepner, Erna (Don) Moon, Karen (David) Badger, and Brenda Macauley (John Doole); grandchildren: Janice Macauley, Derek (Miranda) Macauley, Clinton (Adrienne) Bailie, Erin (Amir) Ocampo, Jason (Brianne) McEwen, Sandi McEwen, Robyn (Darren) Wells, Luke (Danielle) Viravec, Caitlin (Garett) Dika, Ashleen Moon (Drew Wilson), Liam Moon (Jamie Cunningham), Saylor Badger, Sandra Grimsrud (Noel Miller), and Sara Grimsrud; and great-grandchildren: Michael Jobson; Elsa, Clara and June Bailie; Declan and Shea Ocampo; Hunter, Presley and Hinton Wells; Sophie Viravec; Max and Madeleine McEwen; Sullivan and Elliott Dika; Harriet Wilson; and Oaken Miller.

Edith was predeceased by her husband Ernest, son Kevin Macauley, and grandson Tyler Viravec.

Edith was born to Karl and Martha Erickson in Rocky Rapids, AB, on March 7, 1923. As a young woman she came to the Peace Country and worked at various jobs, one of which was a farm worker. That is where she met her husband Ernest, as he was the hired man on the next farm. Together, after the Second World War, they purchased their farm near Wembley where they raised their eight children. Edith continued to reside there until 1998 at which time she took up residence at MacKenzie Place and then transferred to Points West Living until the time of her death.

She was a strong, robust farm woman with an open heart and home to all strays – two-legged and four-legged. Edith was loved by all! Family and friends always left her home with a full tummy and a happy heart. One of her favorite pastimes was feeding the birds and she will always come to mind at the sight of a “wee chickadee”.

Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 30, 2016, at 1:00pm, at Oliver’s Funeral Home in Grande Prairie (10005 107 Ave). Interment will be a private, family gathering at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bandaged Paws Animal Rescue Association (8618-91 St., Grande Prairie, AB, T8X 1V6).

In Loving Memory of

Edith Otealia Macauley
(Maiden: Erickson)


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Funeral Service
Friday, December 30, 2016
1:00 PM
Oliver's Funeral Home
10005 - 107 Ave
Grande Prairie, AB
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