Edith Jean Cunningham

8 December , 19305 February , 2019
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Edith Jean Cunningham

Transitioned to Heaven from home on Monday, February 4, 2019, in Halifax NS. She was born December 8, 1930 in Liverpool NS to Helen Jarvis-Cunningham and Harry Cunningham. She attended school in Liverpool NS.

Edith lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures, talking and laughing with family and friends. She loved scratching lotto tickets, especially bingo. She enjoyed putting puzzles together for many years. She loved knitting slippers for people and really looked forward to playing cards with family every Thursday and the end of the month with Aunt Margaret, cousin Jane, Aunt Evie, others, and she usually won!”

She loved Johnny Reid and Shaggy concerts. She loved people stopping by, calling her on the phone, she loved standing on the balcony waving to many friends & family who walked by each day. When Edith moved, she really missed that part of her life.

God blessed her with eight beautiful children, 19 grandchildren and many great and great-great grandchildren, also special daughters Helen Farmer, Irene Briden, (Star) Vera Sampson and Yvonne Murphy.

Edith is survived by her daughters Barbara Washington, Rose Paris, Carol Cunningham, Brenda Cunningham, Juliette Cunningham, Dana Sheridan, Peggy Green and son Ray Pitcher. She was predeceased by her brothers Percy and Harry Cunningham.

Visitation will be held at Cruikshank’s Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor Street, Halifax NS on Sunday February 10 from 5-9 PM, with service on Monday February 11 at 2 PM in the Cruikshank’s Chapel. Pastor Sherry Avery will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Impact Ministries, 2465 Gottingen Street, Halifax NS B3K 3C3.


  • Visitation Sunday, 10 February , 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, 11 February , 2019
  • Reception Monday, 11 February , 2019

Edith Jean Cunningham

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Irene bryden

12 February 2019

I want to say I love you Mom always and forever. You are and will always be a special woman. I will miss you but you will always be with me in my heart. Just won't be making fish cakes as much now that you have passed.

Love always


Loppie-Cain Family

11 February 2019

To the Cunningham Family
May the care and love of those around you provide comfort to get you through the days ahead. Take comfort in knowing that we know that God has assigned Ms. Cunningham to watch over all of you throughout your life.

We give our condolences to the entire Family and may the soul of Ms. Cunningham rest in peace.
Loppie-Cain Family, Halifax

Myrna Jackson

11 February 2019

My deepest condolences to Barb, Carol, Brenda, Rose and Julie plus the grandchildren and rest of the Cunningham family. I am going to miss Momma C very much. She always had a way of making me feel good. She told me she loved me everytime I saw her which meant so much to me. We had a good talk the night of Rose's party to which she told me a few things I needed to hear, didn't want to hear but she told me anyway. I loved how she could make me see what I was doing wrong without hurting my feelings.

I wish I could be home with you but I am most definitely there in spirit. May God keep his loving arms around you all. Stay blessed and I love you.

Melissa Drummond Sparks

11 February 2019

Rosie, Barbara, Carol, Brenda , Julie and Cunningham family please accept our sincere condolences at this most difficult time with the passing of your Mom, a beautiful Lady, may your fond memories of her give you comfort and strength…..God bless!!..
Melissa, Brenda and the Drummond family

Joyce Marsman

10 February 2019

To The Family: Sending Condolences from The AUBA Women's Institute
and all the Ladies Groups.Mrs Cunningham was a lovely person God Spared
her live for over 80 years, what a Blessing. Now she is free from all pain.To God Be The Glory for the things he has Done. ifting you all up in prayer.

From Sis Joyce Marsman, President of the women's Institute

Gary Williams

10 February 2019

My wife Jane and I were sad to hear about the passing of your mom. Jane never met many of the people I grew up with on the Cobequid Road but I told her many stories. Many elders like your mom have moved on to heaven. She is gone but will always be remembered. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Sharon Symonds

10 February 2019

Julie and Family
Matthew 5:4 says Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted, know your mom is in a better place .
From Sharon, Henry and the Simmonds Family.

Debbie & Bobby Somers

10 February 2019

Edie > My memories of her go way back in time. She loved to laugh at the humor of others and oh she loved to dance. > Full of life! At times she gave you girls a run for your money but I chalked that up to making sure she had your attention for she was so proud and loved all of you. One could really tell by the way she would say your names how much she loved you. Grandchildren and all she was so proud and what a beautiful family she was partly responsible for putting on this earth. I was so glad that this past Christmas Eve when Barb was visiting she had past her phone over for me to chat with her Mom. Carol was on the other end. It was not a clean conversation and we all laughed so hard in that short time which was my last talk/laugh with Edie and I will never forget it.
Sincere Condolences to the entire Family.
Rest In Peace Dear Edie > It was a pleasure knowing you. oxo > God Bless

Nancy Sparks & Randy Downey

9 February 2019

To: Rosie, Carol & Family:
We would like to offer our condolences on the loss of your loved one. It is difficult to see our loved ones go no matter what age. Hold on to the wonderful memories that will remain in your hearts forever. These memories will provide you with some solace during the challenging times.
May God give you the peace and comfort in the days ahead.
In Deepest Sympathy,
Nancy Sparks & Randy Downey

Ruthanne Coles

8 February 2019

Sending my sincere condolences and deepest sympathies to the Cunningham Family. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving fond memories to forever hold in your hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
May God Bless and Comfort the family .