It is with profound sadness to announce the passing, Edna Frances Holland (nee Buxton).
Edna passed away September 29, 2018 at 83 in Yorkton Union Hospital with family by her side. Edna was born September 19, 1935 at Zeneta Saskatchewan. She is preceded by Harry Holland (husband), Jim and Effie Buxton (parents), Eva Kulovany and Corine Mehls (sisters), Garnet Mehls (nephew). Edna is survived by her brother Sam Buxton, Bernice (LaVerne) Mehls, her two children, Barry Simpson (Glenda), Gail Thompson (Dave), grandchildren, great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Edna started her career at Logan’s drug store in Yorkton. Edna later worked at Sask-Tel as an operator and then later moved down to the commercial office. Edna left Sask-Tel to start a new life.
For six short years she married and farmed along Harry near Saltcoats to where she found her passion. Milking cows, raising pigs and cattle, helping Harry run his trucking business, working in the fields, barns and mostly her garden. Edna planted enough garden to feed not only her family but the community. Canasta games with friends and family were a favourite pass time for Edna. After Harry’s untimely death, she returned to Yorkton and went back to Sask-Tel until her retirement in September of 1997. After one year of retirement Edna took a part time position at the Loaf ’n’ Jug where she made so many more acquaintance.
Edna will be remembered for her hospitality, always having the coffee on and making sure nobody left her home hungry! She went out of the way to ensure company was well
fed and comfortable. Edna always put others before herself.
Edna’s love of dancing ensured that her children and grandchildren would be able to keep up with her on special events. Saturday night at the club with family and friends were a highlight for socializing.
Edna’s hobbies included reading, curling, gardening, and working with the Sask-Tel Pioneers.
Danielle Steal book sales will be down by one fan. Edna has read and owned every book published of hers.
Edna was an avid curler and curling enthusiast. Weekly curling and weekend bonspiels kept her busy in winter. Subscribing to TSN in winter only to ensure that she watched every curling game televised. In the summer months, Edna could always be found in her garden and flower beds. Edna was alway proud of all the work that the Sask-Tel Pioneers did in her community.
Edna will be missed dearly.