Life Story for Edith Eileen Perry
PERRY – Edith Eileen (Dempsey) quietly on Monday, September 17, 2007. It is with gratitude and thanksgiving to God that her children lovingly and gently gave her back to her Lord whom she loved and served faithfully. Beloved wife of Jack for 44 years until his death in 1983. Dearly loved mother of Elaine (Wilson Coulter), Laurine (Richard Schmelzle), Carolynn (Dale Morrison), Graham (Debra), and Dawne (Peter-Paul Du Vernet). Precious Nana to Kerry (Michael), Glenn (Jennifer), Darlaine (Andy), Don (Loralee), Alyson (Richard), Meredith (James), Lee, Kaleigh and John-David. Doting Great-Nana to Alexis, Adam, Patrick, Kendall, Mason, Brian, Graham, Ian and Andrew. Daughter of the late Joseph and Adelaide Dempsey, pre-deceased by her brother Fred and sister Violet. Raised in a Christian home, she came to know and love the Lord at an early age. She never strayed from that path. Her faith was her most precious gift. Her greatest joy was her family. Her heart’s deepest desire was that each of her children, her children’s children and their children would also come to know and love her Lord. She prayed faithfully for every family member. She loved poetry and until recently was able to recall, word-for-word, hymns, poems and verses that she had learned in elementary and Sunday school. She was a faithful member of The Peoples Church, a good friend to Dr. Oswald Smith and a dear friend of Dr. Paul Smith. She possessed a great sense of humour and a zest for life. She was a gifted poet, writing poems for each grandchild and great-grandchild as they arrived. The poems were all titled “Nana’s (or Great-Nana’s) Prayer”. Her other poems were full of humorous references about the people for whom they were written. A private family service was held at The Peoples Church on Thursday, September 20th, followed by interment at Park Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to R.S. Kane Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be given to The Reena Foundation, 210-1118 Centre Street, Thornhill, ON L4J 7R9
She left us a wonderful legacy.
“With Christ, which is far better.”