“Wynne” or “Winnie”, as she was known to her family and friends, was born on March 7, 1924 to George and Louisa Gould and raised in Edmonton, Alberta.

Wynne met the love of her life, Ed Callas, and they were soon engaged. Ed joined the RCAF during World War 11 and Wynne joined WRENS (Royal Canadian Navy), hoping to be sent overseas so she could see Ed. Instead, she was stationed in Shelburne, N.S.

On March 27, 1945, Wynne married Ed at Bissell Memorial United Church in Edmonton, Alberta. They moved to Toronto where they both attended watchmaking school at Ryerson Tech., and subsequently opened their own jewellery stores, first in Edmonton and later, in Wainwright, Alberta.

Wynne was appreciated in her life for her value and love of music, education, books and sewing. She sang in many church and community choirs, played violin and piano, loved word games and crossword puzzles, and sewed clothing and costumes for “The Singing North” and “Powerhouse Theatre”.

Ed and Wynne recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with their children and “new family” at Orchard Valley.

Wynne was pre-deceased by her daughter Louise, and leaves behind her devoted and loving husband, Ed, two children, Chic and Dolly and their spouses, 7 grandchildren and 3 great–grandchildren.

There will be a Celebration of Life for Wynne at Orchard Valley (2829 34 Street, Vernon) on Tuesday, June 16th at 3:00 p.m.

If you wish, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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