Honoured by Mr. & Mrs. Johnston C Elliott (“Dinty”)
Edna was born in West Seneca, N.Y., USA, on 4 October, 1894, daughter of Marian and Emmanual deGuehery. She was raised and educated in Buffalo, N.Y.
She spent her summer vacations at the farm of her uncle, William Cuthbert, in Chalk River, Ontario. There, she met and subsequently married Charles Elliott in 1915. The couple had
two sons while in Chalk River, and then a daughter and two sons after moving to North Bay.
Edna was a very active member of the First Baptist Church in North Bay, serving as President of the Women’s Association and was a Dominion Life Member of the Janet Holmes Mission Circle. She was a Sunday school teacher, and headed the Cradle Roll department for many years.
She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, and a long-time member of the Civic Hospital Auxiliary. She was very active in the Girl Guide Association, and served as Area Commissioner from 1938 for 25 years, for which she was awarded a Life Membership and awarded the coveted “Thank You award from the Boy Scout Movement.
She thoroughly enjoyed summer at their cottage on Lake Nipissing, and was devoted to her five children, but also ‘mothered’ the neighbourhood kids – a loving and understanding woman, with the ‘patience of Job’.
She had poor health during her last several years, and passed away in 1976 at the age of 81, after a full and active life of service to her family, her church and her community.