Edith Mary, widow of the late Emile Collomb, passed away peacefully on January 23, 2011 at Boyne Lodge, with her children and their spouses at her side. 

She was born in Morden on March 20, 1925, moving to Carman in 1932 with her parents and five of her older siblings. She married Emile on September 7, 1940 and together, they raised three children:  Helen Dyer (Ron Houck) of Brandon; Vic (Marilee), and Bob (Sharon) of Carman.  Edith also leaves to mourn her youngest sister Delores Dueck of Edmonton, and sister-in-law Lil Forster of Carman.  She will be sadly missed by her grand-children:  Vicki (Brian) Bakken and Lisa Dyer of Daphne, Alabama; Nicole Collomb and Andrea Onidi of Vancouver;  Sonja and Colandra Collomb of Lethbridge; Arrol Collomb of Estevan;  Rhonda (Bobby) Daski and Angie (Wayne) Bambridge of Winnipeg; and Rob (Mercedes) Collomb of Germany.  She also leaves behind eight great-grandchildren.

Edith was predeceased by her husband, Emile;  her parents Alex and Melvina Knowles;  five brothers;  three sisters;  and son-in-law Ron Dyer.

During her sixty year marriage, Edith worked not only on the family’s chicken and potato farm, but also acted as book-keeper for Collomb Service, and served in various retail businesses in Carman.  Edith was active in her community, and was a proud charter member of the McDermott Ladies Club as well as the Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

Edith’s wonderful memory for the people and families of Carman, and the events spanning nine decades, will be greatly missed.  Thanks are extended to the staff of Boyne Lodge, who added to Edith’s enjoyment of life.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 27 at 1:00 pm at Doyle’s Funeral Chapel, followed by a luncheon. 

Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish may make a donation to the Boyne Lodge, the Palliative Care Unit, or a charity of their choice.

Doyle’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements (www.doylesfuneralchapel.com)

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