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1929 – 2013

Edith Frewin, born in Nightingale, Alberta on February 27, 1929, passed away peacefully in Calgary on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at the age of 84.

She will be sadly missed by her loving family, including her children, Diane (Harry) Campbell, Steve Frewin, and Terry Kluytmans, her grandchildren, Brett (Nicole) Campbell, Jenna (Devin) Dyler, Breanne Campbell, and Tiana Kluytmans. Her great granddaughter, Ayla Dyler, will also miss her GiGi. Edith was predeceased by her beloved husband of 42 years, Peter, and their infant son, Terry Douglas, parents Anna and Borger Larsen, brothers Thor and Knute, and sisters Mary and Elsie.

Edie helped Pete fulfill a lifelong dream to operate his own business. In 1967, they purchased Dairy Lane Milk Bar in West Hillhurst, which they ran until Pete’s death in 1997.

In her retirement years, Edie became a Dance Dance Revolution master, Facebook phenom, computer addict, and an avid traveler. She loved to shop until she dropped, especially on her frequent treks to Reno. She took numerous bus tours throughout Canada and the United States. She was a kid at heart and enjoyed Disneyland and Disney World. She learned to speak Norwegian so she could communicate with her extended family on her two visits to Norway.

At the age of 77, Edie learned to play duplicate bridge. She was very well read and loved to discuss current events with anyone who would listen.

For the last eighteen months, Edie was lovingly cared for by the amazing staff of Wentworth Manor, to whom our family is eternally grateful. We couldn’t have managed without them.

Edie fought cancer with courage and grace. She was feisty and refused to give up. We would like to thank Dr. Cynthia Card, nurse Stephanie Duffyrn, Dr. Steve Angyalfi, Dr. Don Gladman, and Dr. Becky Leonard for their ongoing care and kindness. The family would also like to thank Edith’s wonderful friends from the bridge community who supported her right up until the end and knew just how to brighten her day.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Monday, April 15, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. In honoring Edith’s memory, please feel free to wear bright colors. Also, due to allergies, we ask that scented products not be worn. Condolences may be forwarded through In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222. or to the Brenda Strafford Foundation – Wentworth Manor, 5717 – 14 Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T3H 3M2.

In living memory of Edith Frewin, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Janet *(Wheat) Swain :

    My thoughts are with all of you. Auntie Edith was always so sweet and I remember days of Dairy Lane well. Hugs all!
    Janet & family

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  2. Linda Sommer :

    My deepest condolences to Edith’s family. I will sadly miss her and her strong spirit. Although, I have never met her personally, my life was enriched by our friendship. May the good memories help you through this difficult time.

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  3. Frank Kluytmans :

    My prayers and condolences go out to the Frewin family. I have numerous fond memories when Edith and Pete visited.

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  4. Freda Nychkalo :

    My sincerest sympathy to all of Edith’s family. You have lost a beautiful lady. I know that your fond memories will keep her in your hearts forever.

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  5. Pat Anderson :

    Hi, Diane
    We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother, and I’m sorry, but I didn’t realize that Edith was your mother. We appreciated hearing about her life when we read her obituary. What a remarkable woman! We lived on 18A Street throughout the 80’s and into the 90’s and we used to go to the old Dairy Lane and always enjoyed our trips there with the children. So we know your mother twice over, once at Dairy Lane and once across the bridge table. Actually, we remember your father, too, at Dairy Lane. You and your family will miss Edith, and we want to extend our condolences.
    With warm regards, Pat and Ken Anderson

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  6. Anne Primeau :

    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing, Diane. My greatest sympathy to you and your family. Anne

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  7. Jim and Rea Hughes :

    God Bless Edith Frewin. We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the family. Edith was just a total delight. We loved her and Peter so much. Their love was an inspiration to the world and will never be forgotton. An absolutely wonderful lady who enjoyed life to the fullest and gave so much joy to so many. She will forever be remembered and in our hearts. Jimmy and Rea Hughes

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  8. Margaret Zinter (Geraghty) :

    Dear Diane, Steven and Terry and families,
    Sorry I couldn’t attend your mom’s funeral but noticed it and thought of her especially her absolute “spunkiness” didn’t see her often but remembered her, still have the plaque she gave me when I got married, curiously it hung in my kitchen many years and certainly helped me cope as I have read it so many times “My Kitchen Prayer” always thought of your mom when I saw it. Her recipe for date “snowballs” was from your mom which I still use. She was a very special one of a kind. I am delighted to have known her, and her generousity will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you must go on without her.
    Margaret Zinter(Geraghty)

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  9. kerry stubbs :

    An amazing lady who made me feel so at home when I visited Canada, her laugh, smile and fun loving attitude wil be greatly missed. Ediths spirt was so huge that you didn’t notice how physically small she actually was. An inspiration and a great lady. We were all so fortunate to have her in our lives.

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  10. Cindy McIntyre :

    Dear Diane, Terry, Steve and family,
    I am so sorry and heart broken for the passing of a great woman. I was pleased to be a part of your Mom as well as your Dad’s life, in the many year of working with the both of them. My heart and prayers goes out to your family at this time. I tried so hard to find your Mom, Diane, again my prayers are with you and your family.

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