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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lillian Edna Macdonald (nee: Jenkins).

Left to cherish Edna’s memory are her children, sons Terry (Jeanne) Cruickshank of Edmonton and Neale (Corinne) Cruickshank of Calgary; daughter Fern Cruickshank of Camrose; grandchildren Jennifer (Daniel) Martin, Andrea, Krista and Austin; great-grandchildren Sara, Troy and Ethan Martin; as well as numerous Macdonald relatives.

Edna was predeceased by her parents Charles and Bertha Jenkins; brothers Leslie, Henry and Sydney; infant sister Evelyn; sisters’ in-law Marian Jenkins and Connie Howes; first Husband Leonard Cruickshank in 1969; and second husband Gordon Macdonald in 2011.

Edna was born in Hoosier, Saskatchewan and was a teacher by profession. She married Len in 1947 and they lived in Richard, Saskatchewan before moving to North Battleford in 1961. There they operated the Rex Grocery Store and were the original owners of The Neale Block. Later they became the Greyhound Bus agents. In 1978 Edna married Gordon, enjoying many happy years golfing and square dancing. In 1984 Edna and Gordon moved to Salmon Arm, B.C. and then to Canoe, B.C. In 1998 they moved to Camrose where Liberty Village was home. After Gordon’s passing, Edna moved to Rosealta Lodge. Edna belonged to the Rebekah Lodge and was a member of the Camrose United Church. At Rosealta, you could always find Edna sitting in the rocker listening to the entertainment.

The family would like to extend a special thank-you to the nurses of Unit 2 at St. Mary’s Hospital and to the staff at Rosealta.

In keeping with Edna’s wishes, a private family service will be held at a later date.

If friends and family so desire, memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of one’s choice. To send condolences, please visit

Burgar Funeral Home Camrose & Daysland

(4817 51 Ave, Camrose, Alberta T4V 0V4)

in care of arrangements.  780-672-2121.

“Dedicated service since 1906”

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