It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of our only Aunt, Edith Mildred Steckler, who passed away peacefully at the Eden Care Centre in Chilliwack, BC.
Aunt Edie always brought smiles and laughter to everyone around her. She had a generous spirit, a love of life, and many talents. She found delight in simple pleasures and loved nature. She loved horses and loved to recall memories of her youth, living on the homestead in southern Alberta, and riding along the Little Bow River with her cousin Bernard Hanson.
Aunt Edie and her husband Walter (Wally) owned and operated the Stardust Motel and Trailer Court in Salmon Arm until their retirement. Together they enjoyed numerous vacations in their motorhome which Aunt Edie dubbed “her playhouse”, including one very special Canadian cross-country trip. As a loyal member of the Legion, Aunt Edie proudly displayed numerous ribbons collected from many Legions she visited throughout her travels.
Aunt Edie was predeceased by her dear parents, Jacob (Jake) and Esther Odegard, her loving husband Wally, her sisters Grace Onofrychuk and Margaret Peters, her nephew Gerald Onofrychuk and her niece Linda Cohen.
She leaves to mourn her passing her devoted nieces, Vangie Heynen, Ruth Elzinga, and Faye Lothian together with their families. At Aunt Edie’s request, there will be no service but a private family interment will follow at a later date. A special word of thanks to the loving caregivers at the Eden Care Centre.
Aunt Edie, you will be dearly missed, lovingly remembered and never forgotten.
“Memory rides a quiet horse with
a gentle hand on the rein”