Edith V. Anderson, 93, of Spencer Memorial Home and formerly of Edgett Ave., passed away peacefully at the Moncton Hospital on Friday, March 5, 2010. Born in Young, SK, she was the daughter of the late Hans and Marie (Larsen) Anderson. Edith retired from her job as bookkeeper with Shopper's Drug Mart in 1984, which left room for her love of gardening - especially growing roses, to share with neighbors, friends and hospital patients. She discovered the joy of candlepin bowling at Fairlanes at the age of 76, with the Golden Jets and Golden Agers, as well as 50+ Stepping Out leagues. She also enjoyed many afternoons playing shuffleboard with friends in the church gym. Edith moved to Vancouver, BC in January 1940. She married Henry E. Popp of Melville, SK on August 12, 1941 in Vancouver. The family transferred to Moncton in 1965 where Henry became Assistant Warden, Security at Dorchester. He was again transferred to Ottawa in 1969 as Security Director with Correctional Services Canada, while Edith and family remained in Moncton. Henry died in January 1990. Edith felt privileged to have served in organizations such as Mountain View United Church and U.C.W., MAGMA, Primus Toastmistress Club, American Institute of Parliamentarians, Local and International Boards of Elizabeth Fry Society, Moncton North Women's Liberal Assoc. and Celiac Association. She taught Sunday School for many years in Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Coquitlam and Mountain View United Church, Moncton. Her richest blessings in life were her four children (answered prayers), their spouses and offspring, and friends whom she has left in God's care! Edith will be sadly missed by her children, Gerald Popp (Cynthia), Oakville, ON, Catherine Bourgeois (Robert), Sudbury, ON, Paul Anderson (Ann), Cocagne and Lorraine Sild (Peeter), Huntsville, ON. In addition to her children, she will be sadly missed by her eleven loving grandchildren; three great grandsons; one great granddaughter and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Edith kept in close touch with cousins and families in Norway through correspondence and trips to Oslo and surroundings. In addition to her parents and former husband, she was predeceased by siblings, Arthur, Margaret, Ruth, Ralph, Walter and Norman. In keeping with Edith's wishes there will be no visitation hours. Funeral Service, Ferguson Knowles Funeral Home Chapel, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995), Friday, May 7, 2010, 11:00am, Rev. Mary Anningson officiating. Reception in the Funeral Home Reception Centre following the service. Interment, Elmwood Cemetery. In Edith's memory, donations to Friends of the Moncton Hospital, Mountain View United Church or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.fergusonknowlesfh.com
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