Rabillard, Edith Blanche (nee Aldred) -
Died peacefully in her sleep May 03, 2020 at the Temiskaming Lodge.
Born July 27, 1927 in Toronto to Frederick and Florence Aldred, Edith was predeceased by her parents, husband Leo (Pete) Rabillard, brothers Arthur, Frank, Jack and her infant son Joseph.
She will be missed by her daughters Sheila (Sam Wong) of Victoria B.C., Beth (Terry Inglis) of Latchford, Joan of Surrey , B.C. and Anne (Kim Hilston) of Niagara Falls, ON. Also left to remember her are grandchildren Lindsay (Craig Clattenburg), Aaron (Justin) Inglis and Matthew Rabillard-Wong as well as her sister-in-law Annette Belanger as well as her nieces and nephews.
Edith grew up in Toronto where she attended Norway Public School, Malvern Collegiate Secondary and Toronto Normal School. She also obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Laurentian University. She taught elementary school for 20 years including 4 years in one-room rural schools. Edith served 2 terms on the Latchford Town Council and 2 terms as a trustee with the Temiskaming Board of Education. As an active member of the United Church, she became a licensed lay preacher and led services in churches from Temagami to Milberta. She was a member of the Latchford Public Library, Latchford's Senior Citizen's Action Group, Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 629 and a member of the Cobalt, Coleman, Latchford and Area Food Bank.
In 2007, in honor of her volunteer work, Edith received the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award which was elevated to the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteer's in 2016.
It was Edith's wish to be cremated and that no memorial service to be held. 'Those who wish to remember me, will do so".
Edith's family would like to thank the PSW's, nursing staff, administrative staff and nurse practitioner Joanne all of the Temiskaming Lodge.
As an expression of sympathy donations in Edith's memory can be made to the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto or to a charity of your choice. Condolences and contributions may be left at www.buffamleveille.com.