Todd, Edna: Youngest of ten children

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Edna Todd passed away peacefully at the Coronation Hospital and Care Centre on July 25 after a short illness.

Edna was born at Campbell Hill, Ab. on Oct. 28, 1922. She was the youngest of 10 children, her sisters and brothers; Rosie, Annie, Jennie, Mary, Pauline (Polly), Nick, Alex, Jessie and John who passed away as an infant.

She married Donald Todd on Nov. 20, 1959 and the same year they bought out the Todd family farm To this union two children were born, Wayne in 1961 and Diane in 1962.

Together they grew the family farm until they retired in 1979, moving to an acreage just south of Coronation. This is where Edna continued to live independently after Don’s passing.

Edna is survived by her son, Wayne (Darlene) Todd of Coronation, daughter, Diane (Rick) Hyndman of Tillicum Beach; five grandchildren, Derek Todd of Red Deer, Dallas Todd (Shelley Bird) of Penhold, Travis Gilbertson of Coronation, Delray Dempsey of Springbrook and Ashley Hyndman (Joe Adams) of Camrose; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Edna was predeceased by her husband, Donald in 2010, son-in-law, Brent Dempsey in 2003 as well as all of her brothers and sisters over the years.

A funeral service for Edna was held on Sat., July 30 at 2 p.m. at the Coronation Community Centre with John Armstrong officiating. Barbie Berg played for the congregational hymns. Diane Hyndman gave a loving tribute in memory of her mom.

The interment was at the Coronation Cemetery.  The active pallbearers were Derek Todd, Dallas Todd, Travis Gilbertson, Delray Dempsey, Ashley Hyndman, Dennis Bossert and Lyle Webster.
The lunch was also held at the Community Centre which was prepared and served by the Coronation Funeral Lunch Committee.

Memorial donations may be made in Edna’s memory to the Coronation Food Bank, Coronation Cemetery Association or to the charity of one’s choice.

Heather Caseley and Laurie Palmer of Coronation Funeral Home, P.O. Box 358 Coronation, Alberta, TOC 1CO, 403.578.2928, was entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. Condolences can be forwarded to the family by visiting our website at

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