Edythe Helen Anne Larsen (nee Cartwright)
February 2, 1945 ~ April 19, 2015
Edythe Helen Anne Larsen (nee Cartwright) passed away on April 19, 2015 at Creston Valley Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Edythe was born in Cranbrook to Lloyd and Nissie Cartwright on February 2, 1945. She never knew her mother who had passed away at childbirth. Edythe was raised in Creston by her father and stepmother who owned the Antique Trailer Park. She attended school in Creston and graduated from PCSS in 1963. She worked at the Creston Co-op in the office and met her life-time best friend Nina Nesbitt. Later in 1970, Edythe moved to Cranbrook to work in the office for Operating Engineers and then at Discount Foods as a cashier. In 1997, she moved to Edmonton where she married Gordon Larsen and the couple resided there until 2014 before moving back to Creston.
She was predeceased by her parents Nissie and Lloyd Cartwright; brother Jay Cartwright; sisters Darlene Larsen and Sharon Wannamaker.
Edythe is survived by her two daughters Jacki Mawson of Creston and Fran Mawson-Dalmer of Edmonton; husband Gordon Larsen of Creston; grandchildren Kavan Tully, Ryan Mawson-Dalmer, and twins Jaime and Fynn Mawson-Dalmer; niece Lori Larsen of Cranbrook; nephew Wade Larsen of Burnaby; and one great-granddaughter MacKenna Foster-Tully. She will be missed by all who knew her.
A private family Interment Service to take place at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erickson, BC at a later date.
Friends wishing to make a memorial tribute may do so to your local animal shelter.