GORMAN, Edith Ella:
Born May 8, 1923, passed peacefully into the presence of the Lord, on June 19th following a heart attack.
Edith was born and raised near Resource, SA. She left school at the age of 15 to be employed doing housekeeping/caregiving. At 19 she went to Prince Albert for secretarial courses. There she met her future husband, John Gorman, who was serving in WWII. When he returned in 1946 they married and built a home on a farm in Westbank, B.C. where they lived for 50 years, then moved to a house on the lake. Edith was a wonderful mother to 5 children, and a great support to John as he co-founded Gorman Bros. Lumber Ltd. They enjoyed traveling the world, but favoured Hawaii, Bermuda and Arizona for long winter stays. Edith, a devout Christian, was a faithful friend to many – loving kind and gentle. She loved quilting and sewing, flower arranging, gardening, and art work. John and Edith spent 56 great years together till John passed away in 2002. Edith was also preceded in death by four brothers Edward, Wesley, Donald, Leonard, Chatwell, and three sisters Christine Ganton, Doreen Wetton, and Olive Middleton, one great granddaughter Rebecca Chisholm. Edith is survived by three sisters: Ivy Durham, Agnes Gagnon, and June Kachcowski(Cecil), her 5 children and spouses: Marilyn Eddison(Paul), Kathryn Vernon(Ray),
Beverley Gorman (Bill Reedy), Milton Gorman (Denise), and Robert Gorman (Cathy Strachan), 9 grandchildren: Norman
Vernon, Sheri Jefferies, Laura Stigall, Benjamin and Robert Eddison, Silas, Maizie, Isabel, and Timothy Gorman, 8 great
grandchildren James and Kelly Vernon, Sierra Eddison-Lindsay, Cordelia and Braeden Jefferies, Tyler and Kaiden Stigall, and Madison Strachan. Visitation for friends and family will be held on Friday, June 26, 2009 from 6-8pm at Everden Rust Funeral Services, 1910 Windsor Road, Kelowna.
A graveside service will be at 1.p.m on June 27, 2009 at the Westbank Cemetary, Elliott Rd. Westbank, followed by a service to celebrate Edith’s life at the Highway Gospel Hall 2549 Hebert Ave. Westbank on June 27th at 2pm.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Morning Star Bible Camp, Westbank, B.C. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Edith’s tribute page at everdenrust.com.
Arrangements in care of
Everden Rust Funeral