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Edith Edie Isobel Mitchell (Heddle)

August 14, 1928 - March 31, 2014


“Edie” passed away peacefully and gracefully in Nelson on March 31, 2014 at the age of 85. Edie was born and raised at  Willow Point by her mother, Bertha Heddle, having lost her father, Malcolm Heddle, to diabetes six days after she was born. She was also predeceased by her husband, Joe and her brothers, Malcolm and his wife Alberta and Duncan Heddle. Edie graduated in 1946 and worked at Mann’s Drugs in Nelson before her marriage to Joseph (Joe) Mitchell in 1954. Together they built a home on Heddle Road where Edie honed her gardening and baking skills which she would enjoy her entire life. There were very few plants that Edie could not propagate. Together with their son, Blair, they moved to Terrace in 1963 where Edie became very involved in the Eastern Star and the Anglican Church and where she met many life-long friends. They retired to Sicamous in 1978. Edie loved coming back to Nelson on holidays, had a great interest in people and had a truly amazing memory of the Nelson pioneers, their families, their businesses and could easily point out where they were located along Baker Street as well as who were the original owners of many homes along the North Shore. After her husband died in 2001, Edie moved back to Nelson and was so pleased to return to the church of her youth, St. Andrew’s by the Lake. She was a truly magnificent Aunt to her brother’s children and grandchildren as well as Joe’s nephews and nieces and will always be lovingly remembered by them all. Edie had a wonderful, gentle disposition and was a beautiful example to her family as she quietly coped as a severe diabetic for over 65 years.

Edie is survived by her son David Blair, his wife Susan and their children, Rachel and Ian of Salmon Arm, her cousins Fred Heddle (Audrey) of Nelson, Alice Bustard (Reg) of Ottawa, Ted (Barb) Healey of Castlegar, sister –in-laws Ann Mitchell of England and Marilyn Heddle of Vancouver and her devoted nieces and nephews Elaine Martin of Montrose, Joan (Lew)Jordan of Nelson, Susan (Ron) Durant of Kamloops, Sharry (Jack) Heighton of Salmo as well as Murray Heddle of Nelson and his sisters, Libby Zoschke (Les), Peggy Neal (Jim) and Kathleen Bryden (Mike) of Vancouver together with numerous great nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Dr. And Mrs. Brian Woodward and Dr. Trevor Janz for their wonderful care as well as the love and attention she received from the staff at Mountain Lake Seniors Community in Nelson and the Kootenay Lake General Hospital over the last several years.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Laura Lavigne (nee Bowlby)
Relation: Neighbors

Our sincerest condolences to Blair and family. I grew up on Kenny St, Terrace, where we were neighbors.
I always remember Mrs. Mitchell as this very gracious, kind and gentle woman.
Our prayers are with you and your family.
Lena and Laura

From: Natalie Petersen
Relation: Met at Mountain Lakes

I met Edy at Mountain Lakes first in Assisted Living. I always enjoyed saying hello to her and asking her how she was doing. Also having little chats with her about her cat Tigger.

My condolences to her family.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
April 16, 2014
Beginning at 11:00am

St. Saviour''s Anglican Church
723 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada

723 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada

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Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:The Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation 3 View Street Nelson, BC. V1L 2V1

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