February 15, 1919 – November 18, 2019
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of a dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Edna Copp on November 18, 2019 at Saint Vincent’s Nursing Home in Halifax at 100 years young! She was born Mary Edna Paon February 15, 1919 in Martinique, Richmond County, Isle Madame, Cape Breton.
Edna was a kind, giving person, generous to a fault, putting everyone else first. A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, she loved her role as “Nana” the most. Edna was fun and gregarious, and she lit up a room with her smile. Her infectious giggle was contagious, and she will be forever remembered for that. She loved entertaining friends and had many family get-togethers and dinners at her home. Edna was a strong-willed, independent woman and told it like it was. For a number of years, she also enthusiastically took in foreign language students from all corners of the globe while they studied here.
She worked as a seamstress most of her life and loved to sew, but she also loved to knit, crochet and hook mats. She always had a frame set up with the latest mat she was working on, and she loved to laugh at people’s reactions when she told them she was a Cape Breton hooker…not a fiddler.
Edna is survived by her sons, Douglas; Donald (Lorna); Barry (Trudy); granddaughters, Christina (Adrian); Melissa (Damon); great-granddaughter, Novalia; step-grandson, Matthew; sister-in-law, Joan; as well as a number of cousins, and extended family.
She was predeceased by her father, Philip; mother, Minnie Ann; sister, Theresa; brother, Norman; and husband, Doug with whom she spent over thirty years.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff of The Berkeley Gladstone where she lived for eleven years, and Saint Vincent’s Nursing Home.
Cremation has taken place. A private family interment will follow at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made in memory of Edna to the Alzheimer’s Society, or any charity of your choosing.
February 15 1919 November 18 2019
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Edna Copp February 15 1919 November 18 2019..
Décès pour la Ville: Dartmouth, Province: Nova Scotia