It is with heavy hearts to announce the passing of Edna May Heidecker on May 27, 2020, at the age of 101 at the Coronation Health Care Complex – Extended Care.
Edna was born Apr. 4, 1919, in Hull, Yorkshire, England to parents Arthur and Amelia Langham, where she spent her early childhood.
She travelled to Canada in 1929 with her parents, celebrating her 10th birthday on the Atlantic.
Later, Edna attended school in the Arkona District and lived on a farm near Bulwark, Alta.
After several months of courting, Edna married Max Heidecker from Federal on Feb. 23, 1952.
Together they farmed in the Federal area for the next 42 years and raised three children, Gary, Terry, and Cheryl.
Edna cherished her garden and farm and spent many wonderful summers tending it with her grandchildren.
Edna was an early member of the Federal Friendship Club and a dedicated volunteer.
In 2005 she was honoured with an award for 53 years of service with the club.
Over the years and when time allowed, she and Max travelled with family and friends throughout Canada, the US and Europe.
In 1994, Max and Edna retired and moved into Coronation where Edna enjoyed playing cards with family and friends, knitting and baking.
In 2016, Edna moved with Max to the Extended Care Facility at the Coronation Health Care Complex.
Max passed away on Nov. 29, 2018, at the age of 96 marking an incredible 66 years of marriage.
Edna will always be remembered by her family and friends for her loving nature, strength of character, friendship, and hospitality.
Funeral services for the late Mrs. Edna May Heidecker were held on Thurs., June 4, 2020 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Alwin Maben officiating.
The interment followed in the Haneyville Cemetery beside her loving husband Max.
Memorial contributions in Edna’s memory may be made to the Haneyville Cemetery in c/o Jay Heidecker.
Should friends desire condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.parkviewfuneralchapels.com. Parkview Funeral Chapels were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. For further information please contact 403-578-3777.
Card of Thanks
The family of Edna Heidecker would like to sincerely thank the physicians, nurses and support staff in Long Term Care at the Coronation Health Care Complex for their compassionate care during Mom’s stay.
We would also like to thank all our family and friends for your love and support during this difficult time, including your cards, flowers, phone calls and messages of condolences.
How fortunate our parents were to reside in such a wonderful and giving community.
Sincerely, Gary Heidecker, Terry Heidecker, Cheryl Deagle, and Families.