Edith Elizabeth Wright

Edith Elizabeth Wright

Edith died peacefully March 3, 2013 at Bastion Place, Salmon Arm. She was predeceased by her husband Rowland and son Gordon. She is survived by Philip (Isabel), Victor, Alice (Don), Cheryle (Terry), and Gordon’s wife Denise, plus eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

She was born June 16, 1911 in Salmon Arm, the fifth daughter of Alex and Janet Reid (Drysdale).

Edith began school in Salmon Arm West, moved to Vancouver for a short time, and returned to finish at Salmon Arm High School. She attended Normal School in Victoria to train as a teacher.

Her first school was at Hendon, near Heywood’s Corner, teaching grades one to eight from 1929 till 1934.

She married Rowland Wright August 1, 1934, and lived on a mixed dairy farm in Silver Creek with her sister Mary and brother in law Don Wright. Edith’s three sons and two daughters were raised on the farm together with their four cousins.

Edith played the organ in Silver Creek United Church from 1934 till 1959 when she and Rowland moved to Salmon Arm. She continued to be active in the Church and the Women’s Institute until recently.

The family is extremely grateful to staff and residences at Pioneer Lodge, Shuswap Lake Hospital and Bastion Place for their warm sympathetic care and support.

A memorial service for Edith will be held on Saturday March 16, 2013 at 11:00 am from the First United Church, Salmon Arm.

Donations in memory of Edith Wright may be made to First United Church Salmon Arm. Online condolences can be sent through Edith’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com

Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral service, Salmon Arm.


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