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Schoening Funeral Service

513 Seymour Street, Kamloops, BC

OBITUARY

Theresa Melita EDIGER

July 26, 1925November 22, 2019

On November 22, 2019, our beloved Theresa was taken home to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. We had her to love for so many years, and she leaves behind a legacy of a life lived well for God, for all her family and friends to remember her by. She was always hospitable in so many ways, she loved having visitors, and would help others whenever she could as long as she was able bodied to do so. Theresa (Melita) Lehn, was born in the Southern Ukraine July 26, 1925, and immigrated to Canada with her family in 1926, settling in Saskatchewan where her family farmed. She met and married our father Jacob in 1946, and remained in Saskatchewan where all five of their children were born. In 1966 they moved to Oliver, BC where they worked in Taxidermy, and in 1971 moved to Kamloops to establish Tru-Life Taxidermy on their own, and made many friendships through the business, and their church fellowship. Our mom was hard working and joyful because she knew God’s blessings in her life, and she was so loveable! When our father went home to be with the Lord, mom moved to Ponderosa Apartments where she enjoyed many happy years making new friends, and being visited by old friends. Her life revolved around her family whom she loved so dearly, and when you had to leave, she would always say, “come again sometime”! Due to a decline in her health in 2018 she moved to the Hamlets in Westsyde, where she was embraced by the residents and staff she got to know there, and we thank you all for that! Our family would like to thank Dr.Ritenburg and Dr.Cribb, for your kind and compassionate care of our mother, the Interior Health Care Aids, the hospital staff on 7 North and 4 North, and in her final hours on this earth those at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home for your respectful and tender care of her. She truly appreciated everything that you did for her. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years Jacob, one grandson, three brothers, five sisters, and her Mother and Father. Her children left behind to remember her are; Edwin (Sally) Ediger, Eileen (Gerry) Lorentzen, Ruth (Ron) Popma, Daniel (Anna) Ediger, Carolyn (Al) Jordi, and her 16 Grandchildren, and 14 Great-Grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Jacob (Elizabeth) Lehn. A Celebration of Theresa’s life will be held at Schoening Funeral Chapel, 513 Seymour Street, Kamloops, BC, Monday, December 9, at 2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers the family requests that you donate to a charity of your choice in her memory.

Services

9 December

Celebration of Life

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Schoening Funeral Chapel


Kamloops, British Columbia

Memories

Theresa Melita EDIGER

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Jean Lehn Epp

December 5, 2019

We wish to offer our deepest condolences on the loss of Theresa. We have so many wonderful memories of her infectious laughter, her wonderful hospitality and deep faith in God. We wish so much that we could be with you in the coming days, so know that we are with you in thought and prayers.
Lydia Lehn & Family
Jean Lehn Epp, & Mark Epp and family
Donations have been made to Mennonite Central Committee in memory of Theresa Ediger.

Calvin and Anne Marie Allen

November 30, 2019

We are so very sorry about the loss of your sweet mom. Her smile always warmed our hearts. She had such a great way of making us feel like we were so valued to her. She will be dearly missed!

Nancy Jardine

November 27, 2019

Carolyn and Family...
Carolyn, I reminisce of the times spent at your parents house, church, and having lunch with your Mom. She was a sweet gentle lady that always made me feel special and welcomed.
She was a blessing on earth and now is in a special place.
My thoughts are with you.
Nancy

Liz Rosen

November 27, 2019

Hi Carolyn, I’m sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. My condolences are with you and all your family at this time. Take care. Liz
Thinking of you.

Biography

On November 22, 2019, our beloved Theresa was taken home to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
We had her to love for so many years, and she leaves behind a legacy of a life lived well for God, for all her family and friends to remember her by.
She was always hospitable in so many ways, she loved having visitors, and would help others whenever she could as long as she was able bodied to do so.
Theresa (Melita) Lehn, was born in the Southern Ukraine July 26, 1925, and immigrated to Canada with her family in 1926, settling in Saskatchewan where her family farmed.
She met and married our father Jacob in 1946, and remained in Saskatchewan where all five of their children were born. In 1966 they moved to Oliver, BC where they worked in Taxidermy, and in 1971 moved to Kamloops to establish Tru-Life Taxidermy on their own, and made many friendships through the business, and their church fellowship.
Our mom was hard working and joyful because she knew God’s blessings in her life, and she was so loveable!
When our father went home to be with the Lord, mom moved to Ponderosa Apartments where she enjoyed many happy years making new friends, and being visited by old friends.
Her life revolved around her family whom she loved so dearly, and when you had to leave, she would always say, “come again sometime”!
Due to a decline in her health in 2018 she moved to the Hamlets in Westsyde, where she was embraced by the residents and staff she got to know there, and we thank you all for that!
Our family would like to thank Dr.Ritenburg and Dr.Cribb, for your kind and compassionate care of our mother, the Interior Health Care Aids, the hospital staff on 7 North and 4 North, and in her final hours on this earth those at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home for your respectful and tender care of her. She truly appreciated everything that you did for her.
She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years Jacob, one grandson, three brothers, five sisters, and her Mother and Father.
Her children left behind to remember her are; Edwin (Sally) Ediger, Eileen (Gerry) Lorentzen, Ruth (Ron) Popma, Daniel (Anna) Ediger, Carolyn (Al) Jordi, and her 16 Grandchildren, and 14 Great-Grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Jacob (Elizabeth) Lehn.
A Celebration of Theresa’s life will be held at Schoening Funeral Chapel, 513 Seymour Street, Kamloops, BC, Monday, December 9, at 2:30 pm.