Edna-May peacefully entered the presence of her Lord and Saviour on September 25, 2021.
Born in Vancouver, she attended Queen Mary Elementary School and Lord Byng Secondary School. After graduating from high school, she attended the University of British Columbia for a year, and then went to the Provincial Normal School in Vancouver. She taught at Maple Grove Annex (now Sir William Osler Elementary School) before marrying Ray, the love of her life.
Edna-May is survived by her children Robert (Gloria), Greg (Julie), George (Lynn), Bronwyn, and Gwyneth (Oliver), her beloved grandchildren Spencer (Ana) and Kirsten Slade and Benjamin, Matias, Liam, & Skye Ebelt, her great-grandson Ethan, and numerous nephews, nieces, step-grandchildren, and step-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, her beloved husband Ray, her daughter Fiona, and her sister Shirley (Don) Brown.
She loved her Lord, her family, her church, her cottage on Keats Island, cooking, entertaining, travelling, watching over her "boys" during the shelter program, and helping others. She will be missed by her family and friends in Canada, and by the friends she made during ministry trips to Belarus, Ukraine, and Croatia.
The memorial service for Edna-May is scheduled to start on Saturday, October
30th at 11:00 am Pacific Time, and run for about an hour. The link the
the video is: https://vimeo.com/event/
"Honour her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring
her praise at the city gate." Proverbs 31:31 (NIV)
A life well lived that touched many, many people. If you were even remotely related, Edna-May made sure you knew you were family! Very grateful for having her in my life.
Our condolences to the family. We always enjoyed visits to Edna-May's cottage over the years. So hospitable and her meals memorable! Precious person.
To the Slade family. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was a very warm and caring person who had lots of energy and always had a smile on her face. I have lots of warm memories interacting with Edna-May and the Slade family many years ago through First Baptist Church. Thinking of you at this time. Allison
Condolences from the McKeown family. Edna-May was a wonderful woman who loved the Lord and was always so welcoming and warm-hearted to everyone. We are not requesting attendance to the memorial service, just our prayers and thoughts to the slide family. Maureen