Edna Daney passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 26th at Hilltop House Care Home in Squamish, BC surrounded with family. She was 99 years old. Edna was born in Revelstoke BC on January 19th, 1914. Edna lived in the Lardeau and Kootenays all her life except for the last year of her life. She moved to Squamish, BC in February 2012 to be close to her granddaughter Nicole Daney, great granddaughters McKinley and Neve Harrop and daughter in law Eilene Daney.
She is survived by her sister Aileen Paun (Fairbanks, Alaska), grandson Jay Osborne (Fauquier, BC), grandson Leighton Daney (Penticton BC), granddaughter Karen Daney (North Carolina), granddaughter Nicole Daney (Squamish, BC), great granddaughters McKinley Harrop and great granddaughter Neve Harrop (Squamish, BC) and daughter in laws Eilene Daney (Squamish, BC) and Ruth Daney (Edmonton, AB). She leaves behind many wonderful friends.
Edna had many passions in life including, nature, wildlife, bird watching, gardening, baking. One of her biggest passions was the history of the Lardeau and the Kootenays. Edna spent many years as a part of the Arrow Lakes Historical Society. She made significant contributions to books written by Milton Parent documenting history of the Daney family and many other families from the area.
Her grandchildren will always cherish memories of her house in Trout Lake, BC. The screened in porch was always everyone’s favorite place to sleep. The Post Office she ran from the back room of her house for many years was a delight for all the children. The woodshed was an amazing place to explore with all the leather working tools, saddles, harnesses, snow shoes and mining equipment. Her beautiful gardens were a wonderful place to play in the summer.
Edna’s last request was that there should be no funeral service. Contributions in her memory can be made to the Arrow Lakes Historical Society, PO Box 819, Nakusp, BC, VOG 1R0.