Edna SUGARMAN

SUGARMAN Edna Emmaline Sugarman, nee Graham, of Red Deer passed away peacefully in her sleep, on July 6, 2006. Born in Lac Vert, Saskatchewan, she became a daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Edna and her husband, Harold, moved to Red Deer in the mid 90’s to be closer to the family. Edna lived a contented, satisfying life of 94 years. She was often heard to say “Grandchildren don’t grow on trees” or “Not in front of the children”. She enjoyed cooking, with specialties of brisket, chicken salad with deviled eggs, artistic pancakes, mustard sauce, gravy and cheesecake. She was an avid golfer, curler and an accomplished duplicate bridge player. She loved the family cabin at Blackstrap Lake. She enjoyed watching the children play and grow, golfing and working in the yard. Visiting with the neighbours, the Cronins and the Rathies and their families made the “lake” a special place. Edna is an alumnus of the Saskatoon City Hospital School of Nursing, Class of ’33. She was past president of Buena Vista Home & School Association, a member of the Nutana Curling Club and a member of the St. Paul’s Women’s Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Holiday Park Golf Club, the Saskatoon and Red Deer Duplicate Bridge Club and the Order of Eastern Star #4. Some highlights in her life were, winning the Irish Sweepstakes with two nursing friends in the late 1930’s and cutting the ribbon of the grand opening of the original Jackpot Casino in Red Deer. She enjoyed playing her favourite game of chance, Blackjack. Many thanks to the staff of the Jackpot Casino and the Cash Casino for being so kind and patient to her. Her complimentary “cranberry juice, no ice and a straw, please” was always waiting for her. Later in her life, she was cared for by the dedicated staff of Correct Care, especially, Jackie, Lynne, Sarah, and Annette. She recently moved to Club Sierra and was cared for by the staff there as well. Edna was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Harold, her daughter, Betty Ann Randall, her father and mother, Tom and Ellen Graham, her sister Eleanor Sullivan, her brother, Roy Graham, her step mother, Eva Graham and her step sister, Pearl Browning. Left to celebrate her life and cherish her memory are her son, Robert (Eleanor) Sugarman, son-in-law, Terry Randall, granddaughters; Leanne (George) Neckrock, Darci Shave and Lana Sugarman, grandson, Chris (Julie) Randall, great grandsons; Logan and Tyler Shave, Michael Neckrock and Nathan Randall, great granddaughter, Hailey Neckrock, stepbrother, Gordie Dann, nephews; Maurice Sugarman, Jack (Gerry) Sugarman, Karl Germek, nieces; Audrey Sullivan, Sylvia Green, Evelyn (Irving) Goldenburg and extended family, Gladys Rose and Jack Browning. Special thanks to Dr. Robert Mulder for his years of kind and compassionate care of Edna. Edna was loved and admired by all her family and friends. She will be missed by all. A private family service will be held. Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation (1702 – 20 Street, Saskatoon, Sask. S7M 0Z9). Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.reddeerfuneralhome.com