January 9, 1932 – July 6, 2016
We are heartbroken to share the passing of a woman who loved everyone unconditionally. She was a fighter, right to the end as she finally accepted that her life was complete and breathed her last breath. For 60 years, she has been a pillar in the Sylvan Lake community where she contributed as a volunteer in countless ways. She was one of the founders of the Sylvan Lake Food Bank and helped recently by singing “O Canada” at the 100 year Anniversary of the Town of Sylvan Lake. It was her marriage to Ragnar Mannerfeldt that brought her to the community and she adopted her new home and made it hers. We celebrated their 60th anniversary in June with friends and family who gathered to honor their legacy.
When Edna learned how to fly with the airlines, the world became a place to discover and she travelled to every continent in the world. She treasured the people she met on these trips and shared many stories about these adventures.
She worked diligently and hard on the family farm SW of Sylvan Lake to ensure that her children, Jaelene Mannerfeldt (Jim), Karen Gain (Rob), Ron Mannerfeldt (Rosa) and Jamie Mannerfeldt (Gaylene) were given the best in regards to education and training. Her vision has been passed on to her grandchildren, Katy, David (Nita), Vesper (Erik), Trisha, Julie (Chris), Jonathan, Sarah, Keitha (Jesse), Randy, Duncan, Serena, Erica, Jessie (Stephanie) and Tara (Cory). She celebrated everyone’s achievements and travelled far and wide to be present for each one of her family. Her ten great grandchildren were of special interest to her and each birth was a treasure. She reminded all of us that “You’re good stuff!”
She was predeceased by her parents, 4 brothers and one sister. Her surviving sister, O’linda Germaine was with her in the last hours and we know she passed in peace. Countless nieces, nephews, cousins and family friends will miss her hugs as well.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 9, at 10:00 am at the Burnt Lake Cemetery. A celebration of her life will be held in the afternoon, Saturday, July 9, at 2:30 pm at the Sylvan Lake Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4607 – 47 Avenue, Sylvan Lake.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Edna’s memory to the Agnes Anderson Scholarship Fund at Burman University, 5415 College Avenue, Lacombe, Alberta.
Condolences may be forwarded to www.sylvanlakefuneralhome.ca.
SYLVAN LAKE AND ROCKY FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORIUM,
your Golden Rule Funeral Homes,
entrusted with the arrangements. 403-887-2151