Edith Carlson

 

The family of Edie Carlson wish to advise of the peaceful passing of their mother, grandmother and great grandmother on December 8, 2016.

                Edie was born in Hilversum, Holland on November 10, 1921.  She was predeceased by her mother, Helena Van de Wetering when she was only 14 yrs old, and later by her father, Gerrit Van de Wetering.  Edie lived through the war years in Amsterdam and often had to bike many miles to trade with farmers for food for the family.  Near the end of the war, she met her first husband, Quida Curik, a veteran of WWII, and immigrated to Canada as a war bride on the ship Aquitania on July 22nd 1946.  They had a daughter Helen.  Unfortunately Edie's husband was tragically killed in an accident less than a month later.

                On Oct 1, 1949, Edie married Doug Carlson, also a veteran who had spent most of his time overseas in Holland.  Edie and Doug had three other children, Doug Jr and Florence, and another son, Ronald. who passed away in infancy.  They raised their family in Kenora.

                Mom was a very hard worker at home and eventually at Pinecrest Home for the Aged where she worked for 23 years.  Both Edie and her husband Doug retired in 1986 after which they enjoyed many trips to Vegas as well as numerous other areas of the states.

                On April 5, 2007, Edie moved to Pinecrest Home due to her failing memory.  Her husband Doug Sr passed away five days later.  Edie adapted well to life at Pinecrest. For her almost 10 years in the home there was seldom a day that she didn't have a family member visiting her to help with the loneliness of her new situation.  She was very blessed to have a loving and supportive family.

                Edie was predeceased by her brother, John Van de Wetering; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gerald and Margaret Carlson and great grandson Porter Francis.

                She is survived by her children; oldest daughter, Helen (Rod) of Winnipeg; son Doug (Debbie) of Kenora, and daughter Florence (Mike) of Wpg; her grandchildren Shane (Wendy), Alana (Jay), Greg (Kelly), Tanis (Ryan), Lisa (John), Danica (Shawn), Jennifer (Ryan), Deana and Cori; as well as 12 great grandchildren.               Also surviving Edie are her sisters-in-law Henrietta Van de Wetering and Helen Gulenchyn.

                Alcock Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  A private family service will be held in 2017 for both Edie and Doug Carlson.  The family wishes to thank those at Pinecrest Home who showed Edie so much love and kindness during her years there. In lieu of flowers,  the family requests that donations be made directly to the Alzheimers Society or Pinecrest Auxilliary.

“And while she lies in peaceful sleep

Her memory we shall always keep”

Alcock Funeral Home & Cremation services (Highway 17 West, Keewatin) in care of arrangements, 547-6000