Edna  Wellman

Obituary of Edna Christina Wellman

Edna passed away June 29, 2021 after a year with cancer as a companion.

Edna was born along the Athabasca River midway between Ft. McMurray and Ft. Chipewyan. Edna's mother died when she was a child and with her father's consent was raised by a wonderful elderly couple who she soon called Mom and Dad.

With no schooling available, Edna's education was the Alberta Correspondence School where she obtained a grade eight and a life long love of reading and writing. 

With the death of her mom and marriage in 1959, Edna and husband Peter settled in Ft. McMurray where they raised two children. Her father, then 88 years old joined them until his death.

On a family move to the town of Athabasca Edna was employed as a cook at the Extendicare Nursing Home. During this time Edna obtained her Apprenticeship Certification as journeyman cook. 

Another move to Camrose and Edna was employed as a cook with the Bethany Nursing Home until her retirement when writing and bowling became her interests. 

Edna was predeceased by their two children, three brothers and two sisters. 

Edna will be sadly missed by old friends; two younger sisters and her remaining brother whose phone calls she treasured.

She will also be missed by wonderful, thoughtful and caring nieces and nephews whose phone calls and visits cheered and brightened her days. Most of all she will be missed by her companion and husband of 63 years.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 9, 2021 at Weber's Mount Pleasant Chapel, Camrose, AB.

Memorial donations may be made to the Camrose Public Library or to the Camrose and Area Animal Shelter.