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Edith Lydia Ross

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Deaths-Edith-Lydia-RossAfter a year of Bible school, Edith made lifelong friends at an MCC voluntary service unit in North Battleford, Sask., where she decided to train as a psychiatric nurse. She settled in Winnipeg, where she worked as an Air Canada flight attendant. Edith and her colleagues became a close-knit family. She strayed from church for a time, but rededicated her life to Christ and joined Home Street Mennonite Church, Winnipeg. In 1983, Edith and Ron moved to Surrey, B.C., and Edith flew out of Vancouver. The marriage dissolved, and Edith found supportive community at Cedar Hills Mennonite Church, Surrey. Edith used her nursing skills at Hazelmere Lodge part-time until her death. Edith’s joy was her daughter, Kaleigh Verna, born July 8, 1989. Through struggles, she and Kaleigh bonded through their mutual faith in Christ. When Kaleigh was 4, Edith and her sister Ruth bought a farm in Yarrow, where they grew hazelnuts and ran Hazelgreen Bed & Breakfast. Edith expressed her love of music by playing violin for family and singing in the Evensong and Symphony choirs.

  • Birth: May 30, 1947
  • Birthplace:
    Chilliwack, B.C.
  • Death: June 22, 2013
  • Parents:
    Isaak & Margaret Hildebrand
  • Married:
    Ron Ross, 1976
  • Family:
    daughter Kaleigh; 6 siblings
  • Baptism:
    Eden Mennonite, Chilliwack