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EDWARDS, Mary Faith

August 25, 1920 – Drobot, Saskatchewan
January 26, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta

“Home-going” for Mary to meet her wonderful Jesus came early on Monday, January 26, 2015 at the age of 94 years.

Mary lived and worked across Canada, and was the first woman realtor ever at a company in Winnipeg! She also worked in Guelph, Ontario at the General Hospital. But in her own words, the biggest highlight of her life was “at 17 I came forward at an altar call…to receive Christ as my personal Saviour and Lord…unspeakable joy was mine”. Mary was blessed!

Mary loved her family, her pets, her garden, her poetry, crocheting, long walks by the Bow River, drives in the Rockies and foremost reading her Bible. She was a great berry picker and made awesome pies, jams, jellies and perogies which we all enjoyed. Mary always had amazing stories and answers to prayer and gave her Jesus the credit for it all. We have no doubt she is at a big party in HIS honour right now, with her wonderful mother Pauline, sisters Lynn and Patience, and brother Al who all went before her. She inspired us all with a living faith, never shy to share it with anyone, or write about Jesus in her poetry book called “By the Still Waters”. We are all so proud to have known her and been inspired and blessed with her kindness and enduring faith.

She is survived by her son Daniel and wife Carole; daughter Deborah; granddaughters Kim and Lori; great-grandsons Tyler and Alexander; sister Ellen and many nieces and nephews.

Our heartfelt love and appreciation goes to Ginette, who Mary called her adopted daughter, as well as Barb, Olga and Susan who read, sang, prayed with her, and generally had fun making sure she was having fun! She loved balloons, playing the tambourine, Fred and Muriel Flecks gospel cd, watching THE SEA (live underwater) dvd and her Juicy fruit gum. Mary was predeceased by two wonderful husbands Peter and Lloyd, who both loved the Lord and served in the military.

Until we meet again dear Mary – mother, sister and friend. And as she always said, “you won’t see any U-Hauls following the hearse! You can’t take it with you anyway, so put HIM first”. If friends so desire, memorial tributes can be made to Iris Global, www.irismin.ca in support of African children.

A Celebration of Mary’s Life will be held at a later time. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Mary Edwards, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th STREET S.E.. Telephone: 403-203-0525.

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  1. My heartfelt condolences to Mary’s family – she was a beacon of light, full of life and many, many wonderful stories. A poet, a gentle, kind soul, and a smile for anyone and everyone. How wonderful for her to be so well cared for later in life as she finished her journey here to go on to the mansion built just for her in heaven. I absolutely LOVE that quote: “You won’t see any U-Hauls following the hearse! You can’t take it with you anyway, so put HIM first”. This is a picture of Mary’s life. While she will be dearly missed, I’m sure we all take heart in knowing we will meet again, and for many of us, Mary will be among those waiting at the gate on our arrival. Until then, we will hold you in our hearts, sweet lady!

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  2. Dan Edwards & Family :

    We are saddened to hear of the end of life here on earth of our Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, Mary Edwards. You will be missed. Rest in peace and God be with you.

    Your loving son Daniel, daughter-in-law Carole, granddaughter Kim (& husband Greg), granddaughter Lori and great grandsons Tyler and Alexander.

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  3. Ginette Audet :

    Miss and love you, my “other” Mom! Home at last…John 3:16

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  4. Doug & Jennifer Kruger :

    Our heartfelt condolences to Deb and family. We remember taking your Mom to Swiss Chalet and how she enjoyed that restaurant and how we enjoyed our time with her. We rejoice with you that your Mom is now home with her Lord.
    1 Thessalonians 4:13… “You do not grieve like the rest of mankind who have no hope”.

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  5. I was Mary’s companion/caregiver for a short time and saw Mary as such a sweet and funny lady. God will be happy to have you back, Mary. My thoughts are with you, Debbie and family. The Kitties will surely miss her as well! Your friend and sister in Lord, Melody

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  6. Christine Kerr :

    Dear Debby & Dan
    I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your dear Mother. She reminded me of my great aunt, whom also loved the Lord with all of her heart and soul. I enjoyed listening to your Mother’s stories. You will be missed, Mary. Until we meet again.

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  7. Thank you all for the lovely cards, flowers, dinners, food and phone calls — and expressions of love and kindness posted here to our family.. also some of you sent poems.. my Mom would have loved it all! 🙂 She was a poet and lover of Jesus!.. thanks so much to Chris: for all the wonderful movies you made of her 2 birthday parties: what a treasure!! to Nancy: thank you for the artwork/photo you did in honor of her. I have printed it out..lovely!! God richly bless u all, as you follow mom’s example pursuing Jesus as her best Friend and Confidante.. and as she and we all know —( like the movie says: ) Heaven is For Real!

    love Deb,
    P.S. when we go forward with the Celebration, in Spring, we will let u all know..thank you..

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  8. Mrs Edwards was always bright and smiling when we saw her, shining the brightness of the Lord Jesus who said:
    I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.

    See you in Heaven, Mrs Edwards

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  9. Shalom, Dear Mary,be at peace. You no longer need to cry, Your beloved has wiped all tears from your eye. He has prepared for you a place on the other side, away from hate, fear and pride. No more sorrow, no more pain, Jesus makes this oh, so plain. Now be at peace and sleep Dear Friend, precious has your life been. Earthly suffering binds you no more, for you are free on Father’s Heavenly Shore!

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  10. sister Ellen & niece Arlene :

    Mary was a precious Sister, Aunt and Woman of God. There will never be enough words that could ever express what a blessing Mary was in our lives. Mary was a gentle soul, and gifted with imparting to myself, her niece, her love of God’s creations here on earth. And as a sister, no one could ever have been blessed with such a loving and caring soul. Mary ensured that everyone she spent time with felt valuable and loved as Mary had the heart of the Master and she chose to plant the seeds of God’s special treasures into everyone she held dear and met… Dear Sister and Aunt, we love you and will at God’s appointed time, be with you again and all of our loved ones that have gone on before us and are now IN Heaven, Rejoicing and Worshiping the KING of Kings, Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!

    “…You Lord, give true peace to those who depend on YOU, because they trust You. So trust in the Lord always, because HE is our rock forever.” Isaiah 26:2-4

    — With much love and our prayers,
    -Sister Ellen and Niece Arlene

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  11. Its been one year MOM, since you left us to enjoy your Heavenly Home! one long awesome Holiday you are on! we just know you are having a great time, and new sights,sounds, and adventures are everywhere…Everything must be so wonderful,seeing lovely Jesus face to face finally,
    and way way beyone anything you wrote about in your poems, or seen in the movie: Heaven is for Real..as you see it all first-hand now!!
    we miss you daily, and love you, looking forwards to seeing you soon,as is your sweet Sister Ellen, who misses you too!
    Always my ” Bestest” friend ever, and Dearest Mother,
    thinking of you,
    your loving daughter,
    Debby
    also much love ,and remembering wonderful moments,
    Ginette
    xoxo Jan.2016

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  12. Mom, an awesome friend, always happy, singing, we so miss her smile and fun! Beautiful lady, enjoying herself now for sure! Her poems are still speaking! 🙂

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