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Born: Jan 01, 1935

Date of Passing: Jan 15, 2017

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EDNA ALMA HARDISTY (nee BEAR) January 1, 1935 - January 15, 2017 With her family by her side, a great and loving woman was called home peacefully to be with her creator on Sunday, January 15, 2017. Mom was predeceased by her husband Arnold "Taffy" Hardisty, grandsons Jason and Cory, her parents Madeleine and Louis Bear, in-laws Philomena and Adam Hardisty, Joseph Boyd, George Hardisty, brothers Eunice and Leslie, sisters Flora and Isabel, and life long friend Rosie Sinclair. Mom leaves to cherish her beautiful memory, many friends, nieces and nephews and cousins, especially her children, stepson Danny (Marian), Carole (Walter), Marcel (Bernadette), Donna (Charles), Victor (Roselyn), Norbert (Vivian), Madelain (Ed), Brent (Rhonda), Laura, Rhonda (Art) and Kelvin; her brothers Eugene, John, Chris (Jacqueline), and Morton (Irma); her sisters Laverne (late Dave), Evelyn (Ken), and Freda Louise Black, stepmother Freda Bear, and Uncle Peter Smith (Beverly). Mom always said "you never know true love until you hold your grandchild in your arms". Mom was blessed and knew true love through her 40 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren. Wakes will be held at Madelain's home at Hollow Water, January 16 to 18, 2017. Funeral service Thursday, January 19 at 1:00 p.m. (Final viewing at 12:00 noon) at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Hollow Water First Nation. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren: Adam Smith, Dalton Hardisty, Kyle Hardisty, Brendan Hardisty, Taylor Hardisty and Stephanie Bear. By Mom's request honorary pallbearers are godsons Neil Bushie, Vernon Bushie, Randy Hardisty, Albert Raven, Lindsey LeFerine, Jerry Johnston, and Dad's godson Garnet Sinclair Jr. The family would like to thank the Dialysis staff Cassie, Colleen, Monique, Eileen, Melissa, Parmilla who looked after Mom this past year. Also thank you to the attending physicians and nurses who assisted in the care of our mother at Pine Falls Hospital during her last days with us. Rock Fontaine Funeral Director Honour-Respect-Dignity 204-223-2576 or toll-free 1-866-499-2601

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 18, 2017

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Thank you Edna (and Taffy) for the many times as a kid I slept over at the house and you showed me kindness, acceptance and wisdom. I will miss your good humour, wisdom and gentle laugh. Kichi miigwetch akina gegoo ka kinaamaawiyan. God bless you and your family. - Posted by: Barry Mckenzie (Friend) on: Jan 21, 2017

  • Edna was a gentle, kind, caring beautiful woman who we had the utmost respect for. She always greeted us with her beautiful smile and warm hand shake and hug. She will be missed by so many, her family and friends and one close friend especially more so, her dear life long friend Mary Cowley. Our sincere sympathy go out to all her family and friends! Rest in Peace Edna! - Posted by: Bonnie Whiteway and William Young (Friends) on: Jan 18, 2017

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