Edna Cook May 31, 2024

Date of Funeral

June 3, 2024

Edna Cook of Wiarton and previously of Purple Valley, peacefully at Gateway Haven, Wiarton, on Friday May 31, 2024. Edna Drena Cook (nee Gilbert) at the age of 88 years. Dear mother of Carman Cook (Rhonda), Connie Fetting (Keith), Cathy Stewart (Steve), Carol Ann Govier (Kevin), Cindy Ceaser (Rod), and Carrie Kaufman (Greg). Big Nana to Caitlin (Derek), Kyla (Brad), Dreena (Corey), Terilyn (Matthew), Brendan (Brittany), McKenzie, McCaulay, McKinley (Nicole), Jaycee, and Corbin; and great-grandmother of 13. Dear sister-in-law of Rose Cook (late John). Sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Eva and Herbert Gilbert; husband, Bill; brothers, Allan, Clifford (Betty), and Howard; and sisters, Elaine, and Elsie McKone (Don). Edna was a life-long member of the Purple Valley Women’s Institute. Family wish to express their gratitude to Dr. John VanDorp and the staff of Gateway Haven for the wonderful care given to Edna. Friends are invited to visitation at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton (519) 534-5341 on Monday June 3, 2024 from 1-2 PM, where a service to celebrate Edna’s life will be conducted at 2 o’clock. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers donations to the Purple Valley Women’s Institute would be appreciated. Condolences may be expressed online at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

Friends are invited to visitation at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton (519) 534-5341 on Monday June 3, 2024 from 1-2 PM, where a service to celebrate Edna’s life will be conducted at 2 o’clock. Cremation to follow.


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    Lenora and Ken Clark says

    Our sincere condolences for your loss. May cherished memories keep her near you always. Keeping you all in thought and prayer. Lenora and Ken

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    Kim Rydall says

    Forever our Queen of Purple Valley. You will definitely be missed Edna 💜

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    Cyril and Sue Hellyer says

    Our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time

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    Rachel and Hans says

    With sincere condolences to Edna’s extended families. Generous and fun loving, full of stories, and a pillar of the community, she will forever be remembered. Rest In Peace, Edna.

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    Donna Ward says

    So very sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Edna, her big smile, quick wit, always open door and the Baileys Sat. morning making pancakes at the syrup festival. Love to all of you.

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    Bill and Trish Thompson says

    Our sincere condolences to all Edna’s family. She was a wonderful lady and always full of fun. RIP Edna. I hope they have gravy for your coffee in Heaven.

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    Flora Stanton says

    To all of the Cook Clan
    Thinking of you all as you say goodbye to a mother and Nana that meant so much to you all.
    She certainly helped get you all to where you are today and made you a pretty strong bunch.
    May we all be as well loved as she undoubtedly was❤️
    Will be thinking of you all tomorrow as you celebrate her life and share in your happy memories together.
    sending my condolences to all of you
    Flora xo

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    Jackie Miller says

    Our deepest sympathy to the whole family during this difficult time!! Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. Of course there is gravy for Edna’s coffee in heaven.

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    Christine Campbell says

    Oh how I will miss my Purple Valley Mom!
    May God’s Peace & Love surround all of you during this sad time.

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    Glenda Jamieson says

    My condolences to all of the family on your loss of Edna❤️

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    Joan & Barry Greig says

    Edna Cook was such a joyful person to. Be around. A beautiful smile, an infectious laugh, a caring personality. Our sympathy to the entire Cook family. Your mother will be missed by many and hold a special spot in the memories of all who knew her.

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    Neil & Barbara Buck says

    Deepest heartfelt sympathy to all of Edna’s family at this sad time. Edna was always our best friend for many years. We first met her when she worked at the OPP office in Wiarton and we became immediate friends with her. We cherished all the visits, laughter and so many, many joyful stories. It was an honor to have known her for so many years and to call her our true friend. Rest in God’s Peace Edna. Home at last our friend.

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    Heidi Zach says

    I just heard of the passing of Edna and I am so sorry for your loss. She was a Purple Valley gem and one of the nicest people in this world. I’ll never forget how thoughtful she was – when I was 10 years old, I had surgery and when I came home, she delivered a gift and sweets to cheer me up during my recovery.
    She brought that Purple Valley dance floor to life – a memory of her I will hold forever.

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