Edith Janet Merrison

December 1st, 1923 to February 2, 2013

It is with sadness on our part, that the family of Edith Janet Merrison announce her passing into the presence of her Lord and Saviour, Saturday, February 2, at 89 years of age.

Edith was the eldest daughter of Emmerson and Alleta McBride, born December 1st, 1923 in Vegreville, Alberta. In just a few short years, her loving father, Emmerson succumbed to injuries sustained in the 1st World War. Time healed grieving hearts and her mother Alleta joined hearts and 2 families were blended making 7 children in total. In the late 30’s this new formed McKillop/McBride family loaded up and moved to BC where Rev. Jim continued to follow God’s call to pastor His flocks from place to place in Chilliwack and the South Okanagan.

Edith married George McCormack in Chilliwack in the early 40’s and raised Janette, Herb and Jack. Edith was widowed in the 1960’s, the family had gone individual career paths and Edith found love and was married to Frank Merrison in 1972. Frank lost the battle to cancer in 1996. Edith remained a widow until her passing.

Music was a large part of Edith’s life interest and she was instrumental in a number of groups that brought musical entertainment and happiness to many Seniors’ homes for many years, often centered on the musical of the Gospel and the Hymns of the Church.

Edith leaves to mourn, 3 children, Janette, Herb and Myrna, Jack and Jennifer, 8 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild through marriage.

A service and coffee will be held at Vernon Full Gospel Church, 5871 Okanagan Landing Rd. at 12:00 noon, Saturday, February 9th. Pastor Herb McCormack officiating.

The family sends warm thanks for her care these last 5 years while at Canterbury Court, Creekside Landing, and Polson Special Care Unit. Special thanks to Dr. VanZyl.

Thanks to Bethel Funeral Care.

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