Klassen Funeral Home


Mrs. Edna Mary Pinniger

11 July, 19238 October, 2020

In her 97th year on Thursday, October 8th, Edna passed away peacefully in her sleep. Until the last few years, Edna has led a pretty independent life.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ted Pinniger, who passed away in 1993. She also was predeceased by two daughters, Georgina Phelan and Betty Pinniger.

She will be missed by her remaining three children, Cheryl Daunt, Donna Pinniger, and Gregory Pinniger. She leaves behind many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was born in Stonewall, Manitoba in 1923. Sadly her birth mother passed away a month after her birth. That is how she became a member of two different families, the Lillies, her birth family; and the Halletts, her adopted family. They both were important parts of her life. She spent a big part of her growing up years in Birds Hill, Manitoba and another part in Stonewall, Manitoba. She has had an interesting and active life. She spent a great deal of time raising her young children and was the first Brown Owl In Birds Hill, Manitoba. She held that position long after her own children moved on. She loved to decorate, was an amazing cook, and was also an excellent seamstress. She eventually joined the workforce when her youngest child, Greg, was 14. She worked at Woolco for many years in the flooring department. After she retired at 65, she spent a great deal of time traveling and enjoying life. Close family members got the opportunity to say good bye before she passed.

A special thanks to our family members, Jodie and Stacey Innes, for staying with her the last two nights before she passed. Special thanks to all the staff at Concordia Place that provided such excellent care for our Mother. A celebration of her life will be held at a future date.


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Mrs. Edna Mary Pinniger

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Pat Wasylkiw

26 October 2020

Auntie Edna was a very special part of our family. Her smile would warm your heart. She was a beautiful lady, both inside and out. We shared some wonderful memories together which we will cherish forever. Our heartfelt condolences to the family.
Love, Pat & Ness Wasylkiw and family

Kathleen Newcombe

23 October 2020

Condolences to my Aunt Edna’s family. I have good memories of family visits. The photo posted captures her spirit. Rest peacefully Aunt Edna.

Anna Conway

19 October 2020

My condolences to Edna's family. I have many memories of happy times with Edna when she visited Donna in Toronto. Edna and I shared a laugh or two and a drink or two and I will always remember her as a fun-loving woman with a great sense of humour. RIP Edna.

Jacqueline Davies jj

19 October 2020

Our deepest condolences to the family members, especially to our dear Meaghan.


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