Edna Townsley

Edna Pearl Townsley (Young)

Sunday, October 13th, 1918 - Saturday, May 16th, 2020
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Edna Townsley (October 13, 1918 - May 16, 2020)

Passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 101 years of age. Predeceased by her husband William, daughter Donna and son in law John. Loving Grandmother to Jacquie, Bill, Allan and Valerie (Scott). Proud Great and Great Great Grandmother.

A funeral service with immediate family will be held at Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. To watch the service stream click the link below:

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 28th, 2020 | 11:00am - 11:30am
    Thursday, May 28th, 2020 11:00am - 11:30am
    Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home - Playter Chapel
    157 Main Street South
    Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 3Y9
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, May 21st, 2020 | 11:30am
    Thursday, May 21st, 2020 11:30am
    Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home - Playter Chapel
    157 Main Street South
    Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 3Y9
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Thursday, May 21st, 2020 | 12:30pm
    Thursday, May 21st, 2020 12:30pm
    Newmarket Cemetery
    112 Main Street North
    Newmarket, Ontario
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Posted at 11:35am
So sorry for the loss of your grandmother.
I tried to watch on utube but couldn’t get in.
My condolences.
Judy imhoff

John Stong

Posted at 04:12pm
Sending our love and condolences to Aunt Edna, and everyone touched by her life. She has always been kind to me, and will always be a part of so many great memories. She will be so missed

Carly Saez

Posted at 12:59pm
Aunt Edna is a strong, but loving presence in all of my childhood memories. After my Grandma, her twin sister, died, Aunt Edna felt very much like the matriarch of our family that she was. I spent many weekends sleepovers with her, where she patiently taught me how to complete puzzles, knit, and even work her tank of a rotary television. She always spoke to me with respect, like an equal, and she answered every question that I ever asked her (and I asked a lot of questions). I think that was one of the most unique things about Aunt Edna: her inability to fib, embellish, pander, or edit herself for the audience meant that you always got 100% Edna. When she complimented me about how quickly I found the corner puzzle pieces or how beautifully I danced in my recital, I knew that she meant it and I felt very proud. She’s left a legacy of love - stern love maybe, but I can still feel the love from those hard back pats she hugged you with. My thoughts with my Dad and Aunt, as well as Aunt Edna’s grandchildren and family, especially Val. I’ll squeeze my babies a little tighter today and think of her.

Dan Stong

Posted at 12:30pm
Aunt Edna was such a big part of our lives after she moved to Richmond Hill to live with her twin sister Ethel, our mother. We loved having her at all our family gatherings. She loved to laugh, to see our kids grow up, and she could tell some great stories of growing up through the Depression and the War years. She was a feisty old girl, always ready to speak her mind. And when she decided to do something (such as swim in our pool for the first time when she was in her mid-late 80's), there was no stopping her. Such great memories. Our love to her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, in this difficult time.

Dan and Margaret Stong

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