Edith Cavell Boaler (nee McBean), peacefully went to be with her Heavenly Father on Sunday, August 28, 2005 at the age of 89 years, with her family by her side.
Edith was born on February 8, 1916 on the family farm in Carey, MB. She was the last survivor of fourteen children of the McBean family, who were Scottish pioneers. At the tender age of fourteen, Edith would get up at 3:00 a.m. to help her mother prepare breakfast for threshing crews of fourteen men. Edith was a loving wife, devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and a wonderful friend to many. She attended Business College in Winnipeg, MB and used her skills in a position at an Eaton’s store. As a young woman, Edith enjoyed sports and belonged to a women’s baseball league. She was active in politics and even in her last days, kept abreast of current affairs. Edith married Colin Boaler on November 14, 1953 in Winnipeg, and together they raised four children on a farm in St. Pierre, MB. Edith worked side by side with Colin, the love of her life.
Edith is survived by her loving husband of fifty-one years, Colin Boaler of Calgary, AB; her children, Gordon May of St. Pierre, MB, Geraldine Epp (Henry) of Kelowna, BC, Jacqueline Flanders, and Ronald (Rose-Marie) Boaler, all of Calgary; ten grandchildren, Bonnie Tone, Colin Epp, Cameron Epp, Sherrie (Guy) Kirouac, Janice May, Shawna Gosselin, Peggy (Dennis) Leduc, Pam Heger (Jeremy Hamilton), Alan (Jennifer) Flanders, and Amy Flanders; seven great-grandchildren, Kylie Kranabetter, Joshua Kranabetter, Christian Tone, Mathew Kirouac, Marc Kirouac, Chantal Kirouac, and Samantha Kirouac; brother-in-law Alan Boaler of Carey, MB; sister-in-law Trudy Boaler of Calgary; and many nieces and nephews. Edith was predeceased by her parents John McBean and Violet McBean (nee Jack); thirteen brothers and sisters; her granddaughter Tammy May, and many relatives of the Boaler family.
A Memorial Service will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church (290 Edgepark Blvd. N.W.) on Thursday, September 1, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Ian Gray, Presider. A second Memorial Service and a Graveside Service will be held in St. Vital Cemetery, Winnipeg, MB at a later date .Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca. The family would like to express their gratitude to the nurses and doctors on Unit 103 A at the Foothills Medical Centre.
In living memory of Edith Boaler, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences