September 22, 1960 – St. Lawrence, Newfoundland
August 21, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta
Virginia Cake, beloved wife of Jim Cake, of Calgary, Alberta, passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at South Health Campus at the age of 58 years.
Virginia (Gin) was born in St. Lawrence, NL on September 22, 1960 to Stanislaus and Rita Edwards. She was the second youngest of fifteen children. Gin grew up on Allan’s Island, NL, where she lived with her second family, Catherine and Eric Strickland, and met the love of her life, Jim. She and Jim married in Lamaline on March 30, 1985. Shortly after, they relocated to Mount Pearl, NL where they had their two children, Tanya and Allan, who were her pride and joy. Gin worked for thirty-two years as an Administrative Assistant and a Customer Service Representative with Scotiabank, where she retired in 2013. In 2012 Virginia and Jim relocated to Calgary, AB to be closer to their children. In her retirement Gin loved to spend time with her family and friends shopping, going to the casino, watching movies, reading, going out to dinner and doting over her grandchildren, Marie and André. Gin will be most fondly remembered for her love of life and her family. She positively touched all those that met her with her contagious smile and laugh and her kind and generous heart. She will forever be loved and missed.
Virginia is survived by her husband James; daughter Tanya (Jean); son Allan (Adrina); granddaughter Marie; grandson André; grand-dog Lucy; brothers, Howard (Madeline), Bernard, Woody (Cathrine), Tom, Stan, Gus (Joan), Kevin and Tony; sisters, Mary (Dave), Sarah, Bernadette (Glen), Pauline (Sam), Marion (Terry), and Rita (Larry); sisters-in-law, Vera Harnett (Les); Betty Haley (Ben) and Janet Harris (Eric); as well as many cherished nieces, nephews and many special friends.
She was predeceased by her parents Stanislaus and Rita Edwards; her parents-in-law James and Dorothy Cake; her brother-in-law Leslie Harnett; nephew James Harris and nephew Scott Stoodley.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. In honour of Gin please wear bright colours. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com.If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Parkinson Association of Alberta, #310, 6807 Railway Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 2V6 Telephone: (403) 243-9901, www.parkinsonalberta.ca.
In living memory of Virginia Cake, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences