Edna Ponto

(nee Sather)

was born on March 21st, 1922 and passed away on October 25th, 2014 in the Heron Grove Residence at the age of 92 years.

She is survived by her daughters, Ann Hughes (Jack Hudon) of Vernon, B.C. and Karen (Floyd) Stromstedt of Berwyn, Alberta; five grandchildren, Teri (Rod) Ellis of Armstrong, B.C., Carolyn (Darren) Teichroeb of Vernon, B.C., Grant (Alana) Hughes of Lake Country, B.C., Cam (Gaytane) Stromstedt of Fairview, Alberta and Carla Stromstedt (Kevin Christie) of Whitecourt, Alberta; and nine great-grandchildren, Ashley, Daniel, Michelle, Jesse, Quin, Liam, Erik, Kelsey and Kyson. Edna was also blessed with two great-great-grandchildren, Shyanna and Ciara. She leaves behind her beloved sister, Inga McLeod of Edmonton, Alberta; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul; her parents, Martin and Julia Sather of Forestburg, Alberta; one sister, Genevieve Friend of Rosalind, Alberta; one brother, Peter Sather of Sardis, B.C.; and one son-in-law, Richard Hughes of Vernon, B.C.

Edna was born in Forestburg, Alberta where she was raised with an older brother and two sisters. She resided in Galahad, Edmonton, Kaleden, Oliver, Port Alberni, Penticton, Calgary and Vernon. She worked as a salesclerk, owned a fabric shop, taught sewing and managed apartment buildings. When retired, she belonged to the U.C.W., volunteered at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital, enjoyed activities at Schubert Centre and made many afghans for family members.

Cremation preceded a Celebration Of Edna’s Life which will be held in the Chapel of Trinity United Church on Friday, November 7th, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. with Reverend Bob Thompson officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

The care Edna received from friends and staff at Columbus Court and Heron Grove were greatly appreciated. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Edna to the charity of their choice.

Funeral arrangements have been made with


5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5


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