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Whiteley, Edna

(May 29th, 2021)

April 3, 1921 – May 24, 2021  

On the evening of May 24th, 2021 Edna Elizabeth Whiteley (nee Steed) passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 100. She will be greatly missed by her many friends, family, and the community of Nelson. Edna is predeceased by her loving husband of 57 years, Fred Whiteley, as well as son Peter. She is survived by her children Susan (John), Ken, (Lorna), Keith (Terry), five grandchildren Dana, Jennifer, Vanessa, Geoff and Mark, six great grandchildren, nephews, nieces and her sister in law and close friend, Shirley.

Edna lived her entire life in Nelson and was involved in various aspects of Nelson life. Edna was an avid skier, skiing into her 90’s, an active member of the Nelson United Church, and a supporter of the Capitol Theatre. Edna was perhaps best known as Nelson’s Welcome Wagon representative, welcoming newcomers for over 40 years. Edna was full of energy, she lived her life to the fullest, had a positive outlook and touched many lives with her inspirational spirit and hospitality. Life was brighter because of her.

We would like to thank the staff of Mountain Lake who loved and cared for Edna, while keeping her safe during the pandemic. We would also like to extend our deepest gratitude to Wendy and Bob Steed; the love and support you’ve given her over the years is beyond words.

Due to Covid restrictions, a service for Edna will be determined at a later date. Thompson Funeral Service has been entrusted with arrangements. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit

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