July 29, 1956 – October 30, 2009
Edna Schreiber, beloved wife of Brian McNamara for 27 years, and cherished mother to Reid McNamara for 16 years, passed peacefully away on Friday, October 30, 2009 at the age of 53 years after a five year battle with Multi Myeloma cancer.
She was born in Edmonton, AB and raised on the family farm close to Dapp, Edna took on every challenge with energy, drive and commitment. She graduated from NAIT in 1976 and pursued a successful career in computer systems development until she moved to the Middle East country of Yemen with Brian and Reid. For three years Edna flourished into a woman of the world with great sensitivity to those less fortunate and she reached out to them through charity work, love and compassion. During the past five years, Edna and Brian were business partners in a sign manufacturing company. This was also the time that she fought for her life and twice triumphed over insurmountable odds to lead a life rich in family, friends, work and travel. Edna never gave up the fight and continued to help family and friends to the very end.
Besides her loving husband and son, she is survived by her parents, Karl and Enid Schreiber of Westlock, her sister Konnie Kepford and her two sons Cole and Aden of Calgary plus many relatives and dear friends throughout the world.
A Celebration of Edna’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to any cancer program in her memory.
In living memory of Edna Schreiber, 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