Edna Weich

Service of Remembrance

1:00 pm
Friday, September 21, 2018
Redeemer Lutheran Church
1011 3 St, Box 746
Hanna, Alberta, Canada

Obituary of Edna Claire Weich

Edna Claire Weich (nee Graham) was born on Sept 25, 1923. She passed away suddenly on Sept 14, 2018, at the age of 94, two weeks short of her 95th birthday. Fate would have it that she spoke with each of her 5 children that morning.

She leaves a legacy of sons: Gerald and Stan, daughters: Bev, Judy (Doug) and Shelley (Eric); grandchildren: Krysta (Kelly), Gavin (Lindsay), Kristopher, Seth, Ariel, Kerstyn and Tamara; great-grandchildren: Hartley, Cassia, Melody, Levi, and Hunter.

Edna is survived by brother Dick Graham and sister Maryanne Smiley (Don), as well as many nieces, nephews and great-nieces/nephews.

Edna was predeceased by: parents Ruth and Edward Graham; husband Reinhardt; sisters: Marjorie (Paddy), Margaret (Gordie), and brother Gordon (Kay).

Edna was born in Edmonton, AB, and grew up in various CN towns as her father worked with CN Rail. She attended school in Scapa AB, and after graduation worked with the Royal Bank in Hanna until meeting the love of her life, Reinhardt Weich. Edna and Reinhardt were married December 22, 1946 and together settled and started farming the Weich family farm.
Reinhardt passed away May 25, 1990 and Edna continued the farm life until the year 2000 when she moved into a condo in Hanna. In 2008 Edna moved into The Manor.
Throughout her life Edna was very active and involved in curling, ball, ceramics, baking, gardening, knitting, crocheting, sewing, crafts, playing cards, reading and the Church.

She was very involved with supporting the community, and played an active role in Scapa Ladies Aid, Scapa Athletic Association, Church Council, Hanna & District Rec Board, St. Peter’s 50th Anniversary Committee, Scapa Homecoming, Hanna Senior Curling Club, and Hanna District Further Education Committee.

Edna was immensely proud of her family and spoke often about them and their many adventures.

Edna’s family would like to thank all the family friends and local support groups (Hanna Homecare, Helping Hands, Hanna Hospital staff) who contributed to her well-being.

A Celebration of Edna’s Life will be held on Friday, September 21, 2018, 1:00 pm, at the Redeemer Lutheran Church.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Big Country Housing Authority or The Sunshine Club.

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