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Edna Elizabeth Ballard (Johansen)

September 8, 1921 - April 20, 2015

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In the early morning hours of Monday, April 20, 2015, Edna Elizabeth Ballard passed away at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital at the age of 93 years.  Edna was born on September 8, 1921 in Wardner, BC, the youngest of four children born to Gustav and Elfrida Johansen.  Edna was the last surviving child of her family.

Edna was our loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  In her life she had a great love for the outdoors and spent many trips camping, fishing and just relaxing in the outdoors.  She was also a knitter and crocheter.  She had a pattern in her mind for a very unique hat.  Mom did the craft until her hands would not allow her to anymore.

Edna leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter, Joanne (Lou) Marchi and son Robin (Lynn) Ballard.  Also left are her grandchildren; Laurel (Bruce) Marchi-Cole, Colin Marchi, Florence Ballard, Janna (Eddie) DeWitte, and Keith (Ivy) Ballard, Christine (Jason) Fischer and her great grandchildren; Cassidy Marchi, Elena Marchi-Cole, Nole Dewitte, Owen DeWitte, Merek Dewitte, Farrah Fischer and Paige Fischer. Edna was predeceased by the love of her life, Lawrence; two sons Randy and Murray, her granddaughter, Cherie Ballard, her daughter-in-law Donna and her husband Leo Bozzer.

There will be no service at mother’s request.  At a later date, we will have a family graveside memorial in Kimberley.

Memorial donations in memory of Edna will be gratefully accepted to a charity of your choice.  Condolences may be left for the family at www.markmemorial.com.

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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Norma Buttignol
Relation: acquaintance

My sincere sympathy in the passing of your dear mother, grandmother and great-grandma. She loved you all so much and I know you will have many fond memories to cherish.
She always enjoyed an afternoon out at the casino with her friends. She would always stop and have a chat with me in her warm, quiet way. God Bless.
Sincerely,
Norma Buttignol

From: Bob and Vikki Johnstone
Relation: Neighbour of Robin and Lynn

Dear Robin, Lynn and family,
Read of your loss in tonight’s Daily Bulletin. Sincerest condolences. Stopped to let Lynn cross on the crosswalk by KSCU this afternoon. Noticed she was not her bubbly self. Now know why. Our thoughts are with you.

From: Helen Ward
Relation: Friend

Joanne, Robin & Family,
Sorry to read about the loss of your mom. What a wonderful friendship our parents shared . Just want you to know we’re thinking of you and remembering the many great visits!
Sincerely,
The Morrison Family

From: Darryl Hill
Relation: Aunt

Hi Robin and Lynn. Just heard of the passing of your mother and ,my aunt. Very sorry for your loss. I remember fond times with her your dad Lawrence Ma and Pa and you and your sister and brothers in Wardner in the good old days the 50’s.
Also sharing beers with your mom and dad and my dad at both summer and Susanne (Manistie) lake, Both your mom and dad were great people. Hope to get together with you sometime to share some old family pictures I have. Regards Darryl

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