In Loving Memory of Edith
LEEMET, Edith June (nee Burton) – Passed away peacefully at Hospice Niagara on Sat Dec 22, 2018, surrounded by her loving family following a brief battle with cancer.
Edith was born in Rose Blanche Newfoundland to William and Mabel Burton on Feb 14, 1939. Her family moved to Glace Bay where she later trained as a Registered Nurse at Glace Bay General Hospital. Edith came to St.Catharines in 1960 where she met the love of her life Kaljo. She was proud of her career at the St.Catharines General Hospital and later at the Shaver Hospital.
She was also a long standing member at St. James Anglican Church, Merritton.
She is predeceased by her parents, her brother Johnny B and her mother and father-in-law Eduard and Irmaline and beloved daughter Kathy.
Edith is survived by her husband of 57 years Kaljo, her children John (Tracy), Joann (Tony) Lidstone; grandchildren Jacob, Nicholas, Lauren, Ali and Kailey; her siblings Kaye (Joe) McInnis, and Brent (Margie) Burton and their families. Those who knew her will remember her kindness, her caring and the love she had for her family, whom she said were easy to love. Sunday dinners will never be the same without Edith’s cooking.
We are thankful to the many people who offered their help and support over the last weeks of her life. The wonderful caregivers of the LHIN Home and Community Care and the ‘angels on earth’ at Hospice Niagara. Dr. Brian Kerley, Dr. Elaine O’Reilly, Minister Cathie Crawford-Browning and our extraordinary family, friends and neighbours.
In keeping with Edith’s wishes cremation has taken place. A service to celebrate her life will be held at the Church of the Transfiguration (320 Glenridge Ave at the corner of Glendale) on Thurs Dec 27th at 12:00 p.m. Memorial donations to Hospice Niagara or the Church of the Transfiguration will be appreciated by her family. You are invited to share your memories and condolences on-line at www.pleasantviewcemetery.ca
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Edith June Leemet 2018.