July 12, 1939 – April 1, 2012
Edna Rapp, beloved wife of James Watson of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at the age of 72 years.
Born on July 12, 1939 in Spalding, SK, Edna received her medical education at the University of Saskatchewan and graduated with distinction in 1962. She trained in medical oncology at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto and subsequently practiced in Ottawa until 1981. She then moved to Calgary where she worked as a medical oncologist at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre until her retirement in 2003. Edna was responsible for pioneering work in the management of patients with lung cancer and will be remembered with gratitude by many cancer patients and their families. Edna had a great passion for cats, skiing, cooking, and scuba diving. A world traveller, she had the opportunity to visit many countries, including Ireland, Russia, India, Japan, Bermuda, Mexico, and the United States, to name just a few.
Besides her loving husband James, Edna is survived by her step-children Patricia, James and Jessica; and five grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Egon and Alice Rapp, and Otto and Carol Rapp. She was predeceased by her parents Reynold and Freda Rapp.
A Celebration of Edna’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Monday, April 30, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Dr. Edna Rapp, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences