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Edith our sister, mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away in the early hours of Feb. 28, 2016 at the age of 94. She was born in England on July 11, 1921. She is predeceased by her parents; father, James Lawrenson in 1960, mother, Edith Lawrenson in 1971, her husband Ian (Iggy) in 1985, her sister Eileen, brother Leslie, her sons Gary in 1971 and Randy in 1993. She leaves behind: her sister, Joyce Hoidas (Art), brother Stan Lawrenson (Fran), son Ian St. Claire (Linda), grandchildren, Dale St. Claire (Janice), Michael St. Claire, Angela Zumbo (Frank), Kristie St. Claire, Jamie St. Claire (Linda), Sarah Cyr (Steve), Luke St. Claire (Laura), Corbin Gislason and Laura Gislason (Kyle) and great grandchildren: Emily, Moriah, Serra, Shaylynn, Maddie, Kohen, Nate, Maggie, and Esme. Edith has other nephews and nieces in Victoria, Courtenay and Australia. Edith immigrated to Canada from Darwen, Lancashire, England at the age of seven with her family and they lived in several farming communities in Alberta and Saskatchewan before coming to BC. Edith always enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing and traveling in her later years with her siblings. Her real love was her family and she was interested in their lives and activities throughout her life. Edith was caring, kind, dignified and a wonderful matriarch to the family. She had many close friends and was very active in her faith. She spent her last few months at West Coast General Hospital and received wonderful care from all the nursing staff, other disciplines, Dr. Damian White, Dr. Ean Smit and her lovely roommate Nicole Beer. No service by request. Cremation has taken place. A family and friends gathering will be held in the near future. Donations in Edith’s name may be given to the West Coast General Hospital Foundation. Condolences can be sent to the Yates Funeral Home at

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