Edna V. FAWCETT (Short)


Edna V.

June 8, 1922 – Apr. 28, 2014

With gratitude for a life well lived, the family of Edna Violet Fawcett (Short) share news of her death on April 28, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta. Born on June 8, 1922 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and adopted by Verna and Alexander Brown, Edna was raised in Piapot, Saskatchewan and Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. Edna will be missed by her daughter Donna Stickland of Edmonton; son Ron (Laurie) Short of Coaldale; daughter-in-law Marilyn Short of Red Deer; grandchildren Chantel (James) Elliott, Michael Stickland, Kelly (Jeff) McLeod, David Short. She also leaves behind her ten precious great-grandchildren Max and Sam Elliott, Julia and Ben Stickland, Tessa, Evan, Grady and Maddien McLeod and Brie and Chance Short. She is survived by two of her five half siblings, Treva (Lloyd) Brooks and Shirley Cockcroft and four stepchildren Carol, Robert, John and Grant Fawcett. Edna was pre deceased by her son Robert (1984); first husband Clayton Short (1998); grandson Craig Short (2001) and her second husband Rodney Fawcett (2014). Edna was an open and caring person who was firmly committed to ensuring everyone had a chance to build a decent life for themselves. She worked to help others help themselves and to battle racism, discrimination and barriers of poverty and abuse. Edna volunteered for over 25 years with Girl Guides of Canada; served on the boards of the United Way of Red Deer and the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce; 6 years as a Commissioner of the Alberta Human Rights Commission. She also served on the Red Deer Tourist and Convention Board, was a member of the Board of Referees for the Employment Insurance Commission and also held a position on the Board of the Central Alberta Women’s Outreach. Edna also chaired Red Deer’s Child Poverty Action Committee and initiated the school snack program. After the death of Clayton, Edna was initially involved with the realization of the Red Deer Hospice Society. In 1990, Edna received the Mayor’s Recognition Award (Red Deer) for citizenship and in 1992 was a recipient of the Canada 125 Commemorative Medal. After moving to Vancouver in 2000 Edna took up watercolor and oil painting, continued to golf, enjoyed her summer home in Oliver, BC, cruises and visiting Maui in the winter months. A memorial service will be held at St. Leonard’s Anglican Church (Red Deer) on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be directed to the Red Deer Hospice Society at 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, AB. T4R 3S6. Condolences can be forwarded

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