Edythe Margaret Purves

Obituary of Edythe Margaret Purves

PURVES- Edythe Margaret Purves (Hope) passed away peacefully on Monday, April 18, 2005 at the age of 87. Edythe was predeceased by her husband, Ross; her parents, John and Ada Hope; five sisters, Florence Smart, Brenda Dressell, Donelda Collins, Lillian Bagot, Heather (Ruth) Cooper; and one brother, Donald Hope. She leaves to celebrate her life six children, Gordon (Irene) Purves of Elrose, SK, Bill (Helen) Purves of Parkville, BC, Jack (Rita) Purves of Goodsoil, SK, Don (Carol) Purves of Regina, SK, Clifford (Doreen) Purves of Cold Lake, AB and Penny (Shawn) Fay of Regina; seventeen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy (Wallace) West of Victoria, BC; one brother, George (Marion) Hope of Campbell River, BC; sisters-in-law, Jean (Clarence) Coldwell of Riceton, SK, Esther Purves of Vancouver, BC, Nurine (Roy) Elstock of Edmonton, AB; brothers-in-law, Tom Malonie of Fort QuAppelle, SK, George Cooper of Bowser, BC, Art Collins of Regina, SK; and numerous nieces and nephews. Edythe was born in Yellow Grass, SK on July 11, 1917 to John Watters Hope and Ada Florence (Dobbyn). She loved to learn and went on to become a teacher. Edythe was married, in 1937, to Ross Leonard Purves and moved to the Purves family farm near Riceton, SK. Edythe was proud of her family and devoted her life to them. Her grandchildren were her greatest joy. She enjoyed many years watching her family grow until, sadly, she lost the ability to care for herself and others. We are thankful for the many wonderful years we had with her and also for all the very special people who helped care for her, in the last few years. She always wanted to go home and now she has. A graveside service will take place on Friday, April 29th at 2:00 p.m. in Milestone, SK with Rev. George Baxter officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Regina Pioneer Village, 430 Pioneer Dr., Regina SK. S4T 6L8, a charity of your choice, or embrace a senior, they still have so much to give. Condolences to the family may be emailed to reception@speersfuneralchapel.com