Edna Cartwright (nee Weisemiller)
Edna passed peacefully in hospital at the age of 93 surrounded by her family on June 29th, 2010.
Preceded by her son Frankie, husband Frank and daughter in-law Judy, she is survived by her eight children Shirley Kramer (Helmut), Allan Cartwright, Ivan Cartwright, Wilf Cartwright (Jeannie), Pat Frederick, Wendy Anderson (Denny), Stephen Cartwright (Linda), Vick Plitt (Darren). She also leaves behind 25 grand children, 37 great grand children, and 1 great great grandchild.
Edna was born Feb 4, 1917 in Usk, BC. Born on the north bank of the Skeena River, she was the first white girl born in the area. In 1925 the family moved to County Line. Edna met Frank in the summer of 1933 at a dance in County Line and in 1934 they were married and soon after started raising a family of their own. She raised her family in the Glen Valley area until 1959 when they moved to Murrayville then to Zero Avenue in Langley in 1968 finally living her last 25 years in the City of Langley.
Through the toughest times of the 1930s and 40 right through the turn of the next century Edna made her way with determination and feist. She was a pioneer in the Fort Langley area; and from motherhood in a wind whistled home watching for cougars in the yard through working her own fish-boat on the Mighty Fraser River to Langley taxi driver she persevered through it all. Edna made her way through life by putting one foot in front of the other for 93 years. She was laid to rest in Fort Langley on the July 6th, 2010