Edith Sexton Williams

November 17, 1922September 4, 2020

Edith Barclay Williams (nee Scott), formerly Thomas, passed away in the early morning hours of September 4, 2020 with her youngest daughter Cindy by her side after a long and wonderful life. Edith was born in Victoria, B.C. on November 17, 1922 to the late Mary (nee Barclay) and Walter Norman Scott, in the middle of brothers Mac and Ian (both deceased). Edith adored both her brothers and was close to both and their families all their lives.

Edith is survived by her daughters, Susan Fox (nee Thomas) formerly Francoeur, Cindy Thomas formerly Vaisnis, step daughters Sandra Kerridge (nee Thomas), Dede Bone (nee Williams) and Lori Cummings ( nee Williams )and their families. She is also survived by beloved cousins Lorna (Mark) Wilson and Merrin Scott. Edith enjoyed spending time with her daughters and all her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Edith was predeceased by husband’s Henry Francis (Frank) Thomas and Albert (Al) Williams.

All of Edith’s homes were filled with classical music, just out of the oven baking, delicious meals, fresh flowers, and beautiful things. This legacy lives on in her daughters and grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by her family and many cherished friends. She loved animals. She had a deep faith that life doesn’t end and so we shouldn’t be sad because she will find ways to pop into our lives when we least expect it. Edith lived her rich life fully and always believed in giving back to her community, whether it was through the Rotary club, or serving tea with her homemade cookies in nursing homes, or her years of hospice work sitting by a dying person’s bedside, just so they didn’t die alone.

As per Edith’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family gathering will take place next summer. The family would like to thank Chemainus Health Care for their wonderful care of Edith. If desired, donations may be made to Chemanius Health Care.

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Erin Roberts (Rumohr)

September 20, 2020

The Thomas's were our next door neighbours and friends in Calgary when I was a little girl. Our families eventually relocated to Vancouver Island - we also spent some precious summer vacations together on Thetis Island.
"Mrs. Thomas" was always such a gracious, elegant woman.
I have so many fond memories of her and wish to pass on my sincere condolences to Susan and Cindy and families.

Gretchen Hartley

September 18, 2020

Edith was a wonderful volunteer with hospice into her late 80s.
I remember that she always wore elegant and beautiful clothes and always exuded warmth and grace.
Edith brought her calm presence to the bedside of many, many dying people. She once told me that she didn't mind doing late night vigils all over the valley because the roads would be clear of other cars when she headed out. I know that she understood that there were few others who could offer their time during the loneliest hours of the night.
Our condolences to all of Edith's children, grandchildren and other family members, you will miss her lovely presence in your lives.
Gretchen Hartley
Cowichan Hospice


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