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Wentzell; Edith Winnifred

Posted By Obits On March 30, 2012 @ 12:08 pm In Obituaries | 58 Comments


WENTZELL –  Edith Winnifred, 91, of Queens Manor, Liverpool, formerly of Milton, passed away peacefully in Queens Manor, on March 30th, 2012.

Born in Milton, she was a daughter of the late Seward and Bertha (Godfrey) Coombs.

Edith worked as a store clerk for 18 years with Thorne’s Hardware Store in Liverpool and previously at Walker’s Store and Payzant’s Store. She was a member of the Milton Baptist Church, as well as a member of the Arbutus Chapter # 30, Order of the Eastern Star and received her fifty year’s jewel. She was active in her community canvassing for various charities and functions and also volunteering at the Manor.

She is survived by her sons, Douglas of Bridgewater and Norman (Bonnie) of Mill village, daughter-in-law Sandra Wentzell of Victoria, BC. Grandchildren Theresa (Mike) Brideau, Carolyn (Marcus) Gibson, Gail (Ian) Reid and Charles Wentzell. Great-grandchildren Eric, Dylan, Connor, Olivia, Abigail, Hannah and Emily.

She was predeceased by her son Eric, sisters, Lorna Nickerson, Margaret Cole and Norma Legere, brother Aubrey.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Visitation will be held at Chandlers’ Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.. An Order of Eastern Star service will be held on Wednesday, April 4th, at 11:00 a.m. followed by a celebration of Edith’s life from Milton Baptist Church. Reverend Corey Pickens officiating. Burial will be in the Milton Community Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations may be made to Queens Manor, Liverpool, Hillsview Acres, Middlefield or to the Order of Eastern Star Arbutus Chapter # 30. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chandlersfuneral.com


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Condolence from Sharon & Philip Thorbourne on March 30th, 2012 12:24 pm

Norman, Bonnie & Family we are so sorrow for your loss, she was a great lady

Condolence from Doris Schnare on March 30th, 2012 1:16 pm

Norman, Bonnie and all the family: Please accept my
condolences on the passing of your mother. She was a lovely lady.

Condolence from Jackie Dendoff on March 30th, 2012 1:31 pm

I was so deeply saddened too see that Edith has passed.

Condolence from Brenda and Ira Huskins on March 30th, 2012 1:34 pm

We were so sorry to see of your Mom’s passing Norman, Ira and I are sending our condolences to you all at this most difficult time. Hold on to all of the memories that you have they will help you get through this.

Condolence from FRANCIS & PEGGY PAYZANT on March 30th, 2012 2:42 pm

Norman, Bonnie & Families:

We are saddened to hear of Edith’s passing. I grew up in Milton and knew Edith most of my life. What a Great Lady She was. She always had time to stop and talk. She waited on me numerous times at Walker’s grocery store in Milton and was always so pleasant. She will be missed by all who knew her. May God Bless you and all your Families at this most difficult time but always remember the Happy times you had with Edith, and I’m sure there are too many to mention.
God Bless you Edith, May you now Rest In Peace!!!!
Francis & Peggy…

Condolence from susan mosher richards on March 30th, 2012 3:01 pm

She will be missed,a very nice lady.

Condolence from fred on March 30th, 2012 3:12 pm

To, Edith’s Family
So, Sorry to hear of Edith’s passing. I worked with Edith at Thornes for a number of years. We use to have quite a few laughs. She is now at Peace. Take care of yourselves.
Fred and Ruby Scobey

Condolence from Lannie and Judy Francis on March 30th, 2012 3:22 pm

Norman , Bonnie and family, our thoughts are with you in the loss of your mother and grandmother. Edith was always such a pleasant lady and will be greatly missed.

Condolence from Janet and George Fletcher on March 30th, 2012 3:52 pm

We were so sorry to hear about Edith. She was such a pleasant person and we enjoyed our talks with her whenever we would run into each other.

Condolence from Walter/Sherri Miller on March 30th, 2012 4:51 pm

Norm and family
We were saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing.Our condolences to you and all your family

Condolence from Joyce Parks on March 30th, 2012 5:14 pm

Bonnie,Norman & family,so sorry to hear of Edith”s passing,Thinking and praying for you and your family at this sad time..

Condolence from ROSS & HEATHER WHYNOT , on March 30th, 2012 5:15 pm

norm & family ,edith was a lovely lady ,so sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Clarke and Belinda Delong on March 30th, 2012 5:42 pm

To Norman,Bonnie and family,Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.Clarke and Belinda

Condolence from Alta Mason on March 30th, 2012 5:51 pm

Norman, Bonnie and family,
Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom. Edith was a special person and many have fond memories that will live on. May knowing that she is now safe in the arms of Jesus free of earthly sufferings, ease your heartache. May knowing others share in your loss bring a measure of comfort. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult journey. Thinking of you often.

Condolence from Mike Turner on March 30th, 2012 6:12 pm

Thoughts and prayers to the family

Condolence from Beverley & Betty-Jean Colp on March 30th, 2012 7:25 pm

Norman, Bonnie & Family our deepest sympathy to you all in the loss of Mrs. Wentzell. May memories of happy times spent together help you at this sad time. Our prayers are with you.

Condolence from mary sedran (Hatt) on March 30th, 2012 7:44 pm

Doug and Norman.

Your mom was a very special person and I am so sorry to read of her passing. Blessings to all the family.


Condolence from Eleanor Cluett on March 30th, 2012 8:11 pm

I was so sorry to hear of Edith’s passing. We worked together at Thornes and shared many laughs and good times. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Condolence from Gerry & Phyllis Leaman on March 30th, 2012 9:01 pm

Just heard of our loss- Aunt Edith was our last aunt and we thought so much of her. She is in a better place tnan she was lately. She was a dear lady!Condolances to all the family.

Condolence from Sandra Wentzell on March 30th, 2012 11:04 pm

My heart is heavy as I know yours is too. I’m sending prayers and my thoughts are with you. I am so sorry I can’t be there at this time but I want you to know I am glad to have been a part of your lives. We have lost someone very special and we will miss her forever.
Please keep in touch.
All my love.


Condolence from Mike and Corrie Lockwood on March 31st, 2012 4:51 am

Norman and Bonnie we are so sorry to hear of your lost, she was a very special person and we always enjoy her she will be missed….God bless

Condolence from Nancy Anthony on March 31st, 2012 5:20 am

Bonnie and Norman: Sorry to hear of your mothers passing, I know she will be greatly missed by all of you. Our thoughts are with you at this time. Nancy and Raymond

Condolence from Shirley & Paul Shot on March 31st, 2012 5:40 am

Bonnie, Norman and family: I was saddened to read of your dear mothers passing. She will always be remembered for her beautiful smile and her loving ways. Have comfort in knowing she will be missed, and others grieve with you and your family.

Condolence from Frank and Jane Croft on March 31st, 2012 8:08 am

I was saddened to hear the passing of such a great lady….Her smile will never be forgotten…..My sincere condolences

Condolence from Wayne & Jackie Oickle on March 31st, 2012 8:54 am

Doug, Normie & families,

Condolence from Wayne & Jackie Oickle on March 31st, 2012 9:04 am

Doug, Normie, and family
We were so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. I remember as a kid growing up running across the road and spending a lot of time at your house. Edith was a kind, generous person who will be sadly missed. Our sincerest condolances.
Wayne and Jackie Oickle

Condolence from Lorraine Hupman on March 31st, 2012 9:58 am

Bonnie, Norman and family – So sorry to read of Edith’s passing. I remember her as a very nice person when she worked at Thorne’s and than in later years when she volunteered at the Manor and helped with bingo. A very nice lady who will be missed. Our deepest condolences to you. Lorraine & Clair

Condolence from Muriel Rhodenizer on March 31st, 2012 11:40 am

Bonnie & Norman:

Sorry for your loss. Edith was such a friendly lady. My thoughts are with you at this most difficult time.

Muriel Rhodenizer

Condolence from Heather Anthony on March 31st, 2012 12:36 pm

To Edith’s Family, please accept my sincere sympathy at this sad time.

Condolence from Murray Wigglesworth on March 31st, 2012 1:36 pm

Norman & Bonnie & Family – My sincerest condolences on the passing of your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Condolence from Jordan & Bella Oickle on March 31st, 2012 3:03 pm

Norman , Bonnie and Family
So, sorry on the passing of your mother and grandmother.Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all. May she R.I.P.

Condolence from Cathy de Rome on March 31st, 2012 4:58 pm

Norman, Bonnie and family,
Sincere condolences on the passing of your loved one.

Condolence from Betty Shupe on March 31st, 2012 8:36 pm

Norman, Bonnie and family, sorry to hear of your loss.

Condolence from Tim McDonald on March 31st, 2012 10:40 pm

My condolences to Edith’s family during this sad time. She was a great lady and will be sadly missed.

Condolence from Marina Jesso {Macleod } on April 1st, 2012 5:59 am

All of Edith’s Family, I am so sorry to hear of Edith’s passing. She was a great lady. R.I.P friend.

Condolence from kendra on April 1st, 2012 7:06 am

my condolences to Norman and Bonnie for loss.aunte Edithès was awsome aunte!!!.spent a lot of time with her…i have so many memories.when i was home 2 years go…family bbq.will miss you..love you for ever..xoxo,R.I.P AUNTE Edith..

Condolence from James Evans and Family on April 1st, 2012 7:54 am

Norman and Bonnie and family we are very sorry to hear of your loss and thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Jamie and Family.

Condolence from Lynn Lavender on April 1st, 2012 11:03 am

Dear Gail and family,
So sorry to hear about your grandmother,take care

Condolence from Lindsay & Marilyn Coombs on April 1st, 2012 11:12 am

So sorry for your loss. She will be thought of fondly.

Condolence from Betty & Bernard Conrad on April 1st, 2012 5:58 pm

All of Edith’s Family:
So sorry for your loss. We know she was very special to her family and friends and she will always be remembered for her beautiful smile and her kind loving ways.

Condolence from Helen Pickrem – Provincial Hearing Service on April 2nd, 2012 4:58 am

Hey Norman & Bonnie – just wanted to say I am sorry to hear about your Mom – we are all thinking about you. Take care. Staff of Provincial Hearing Services – Helen

Condolence from Onita Cook on April 2nd, 2012 7:07 am

To Edith’s Family:
Edith was a good friend and we spend many hours together in days past… I will miss her….Love and prayers I send to her family.

Condolence from susan lumbers (nickerson/dagley) on April 2nd, 2012 7:09 am

Dear Doug, Norman, and Families:
Aunt Edith was such an inspiration . Her kindness, love of life, gentle spirit, and optimism have touched so many – truly a bright light who will never be forgotten. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have spent many childhood hours in her company. Her family feels this way 100 times as much, and I know we are all so grateful to have known her, and sad to see her pass on.

Condolence from Trueman on April 2nd, 2012 9:31 am

We will miss you Edith. You were great with my kids- they will miss you and so will I.

Condolence from Peggy Kelley on April 2nd, 2012 11:47 am

My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.

Condolence from Noweta , Ron and Vincent on April 2nd, 2012 4:29 pm

Normie and Family
So sorry to hear this sad news…We all have our special memories
of your Mom. , she was a beautiful person inside and out… and memories are what we have to hold onto…our heartfelt sympathy to all of you.

Condolence from Elise (Collings) Leung on April 2nd, 2012 7:51 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Edith’s passing. She was a wonderful and sweet woman. She always had a smile and kind word for everyone. She was an important part of my childhood and I will always cherish my memories of her.

Condolence from Max and Myra Holdright on April 3rd, 2012 2:09 am

We didn’t know your Mom but please accept our deepest sympathy at this sad time.

Condolence from Carol & Bob Wilkinson on April 3rd, 2012 3:25 pm

Norman & Family

Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Condolence from JoAnn Dagley (Nickerson) on April 3rd, 2012 6:48 pm

Dear Doug and family,
Memories of going down east in the summers have always included a visit with Aunt Edith. Her sense of humour and optimistic, down to earth nature always impressed me. How fortunate we were to have visited her one last time this past summer. She will be greatly missed by all those who have known her.
God Bless

Condolence from fred and Wendy Wamboldt on April 4th, 2012 6:09 am

Dear Norman,Bonnie and families,
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your mom. I always enjoyed talking to your mom when she worked at Thorne’s and when she came to church services in Mill Village.Our prayers and thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow.May God bless and help you through this sad time.

Condolence from Jim and Cathy Legge on April 4th, 2012 8:14 am

Dear Norman, Bonnie and Families,

Jim and I would like to pass along our most sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. Edith will always hold a special place in our hearts. Her memory will shine on forever and sustain you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today.

Cathy and Jim

Condolence from Jesse Cohoon on April 6th, 2012 9:58 am

Dear Doug, Bonnie, Norman and family,
I know that Edith would be so pleased that so many of her friends and family were together to celebrate her life. Her caring for others and good will will be remembered by all who knew her.
All the best,

Condolence from sonny and judy quinn on April 6th, 2012 4:16 pm

to all the family she will be missed i really loved her she was the first pearson that said hi to us when we first moved in

Condolence from Ruby and Richard Coombs on April 12th, 2012 7:22 am

We will miss seeing Edith. Our thoughts are with your family.

Condolence from Vernon & Joyce Hawkes on April 13th, 2012 5:52 am

Norman, Bonnie and Family.
So sorry about your mom.
A lovely lady.

Condolence from kathy macleod on April 16th, 2012 7:46 am

Sorry to hear about Edith’s passing

Condolence from Iona on June 17th, 2012 6:54 am

Norman, Bonnie and Family
Norman, I’m so sorry to see your mom’s obituary on here, I didn’t know of her passing, or I would have been in touch.
She was a very nice lady, very down to earth and friendly, and I’m sure you all have wonderful memories..I’m so glad I had a chance to meet her.Take care, Iona

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