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img_1156884757_15247_1210214322_mod_242_294.jpgEdna Pearl Eileen Kinsman

(nee- Cowan) 

Edna was born in Treherne Manitoba in 1921 to Will and Mary Cowan. Will and Mary raised their family in Windygates Manitoba. Edna had one sister, Esther (Claire) Kinsman, and two brothers, Herb (Margaret) and Lloyd Cowan. Her school years were spent at Chicken Hill and Manitou.

 In 1941 she married Elmer Franklin Kinsman and together they raised their two daughters Judi Hodgson (Steve) Eveleigh of Kaleida and Jacqui (Darryl) Tickner of Darlingford. In 1963 they moved to Darlingford where they resided until 1998 when they moved to Legion House II in Morden. Due to failing health Edna moved to Tabor Home in 2004 and later to Pembina Manitou Health Centre with Elmer. Elmer passed away in December of 2006 and Edna continued to live there until her passing on May 7, 2008.

Our Mom and Grandma was an enthusiastic gardener and camper. Her door was always open to friends and acquaintances and there was always enough food to feed them all. She loved animals and there was always a dog, a cat, or birds as well as various other strays that the girls brought home. She had many friends and loved a good practical joke and her annual Halloween dress-up. At the same time she was a wonderful role model to her girls and will always be appreciated for the “Life Lessons” that she provided. Mom was an avid member of Zion Calvin United Church and the Darlingford UCW.

After she and Elmer were married and he shipped overseas for the WWII she worked for various people as a housekeeper. Upon dad’s return they purchased a farm in Windygates where they lived together until moving to Darlingford.

Edna’s greatest love was her three grandchildren Ryan (Sandy) Hodgson, Joey (Kate) Tickner, and Trinda Tickner. She and Dad could always be spotted in the cheering section at any event that the children took part in. The children also had the benefit of many camping trips, snowmobile rides and searching for old car parts in the bush. She was equally as proud of her great-grandchildren and always took great joy in seeing them right up to the last.  

Edna was predeceased by her beloved husband of almost 65 years Elmer in 2006. She leaves to mourn her passing her daughters and their families, one sister-in-law Lois Kinsman (Gordon) numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.  

We would like to thank all of the people who made Mom’s last few years enjoyable. Special thanks to niece, Shirley McElroy. Also thank you to the dedicated and all of the caring staff at Pembina Manitou Health Centre, you were all very special to her.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Zion Calvin United Church Women in Darlingford.