We Remember

EDWARDS, Erika Adelheid

— January 17, 2015

Erika, a wonderful mother, sister, aunt, and friend, passed away peacefully on January 17, 2015, at the age of 71. She was a very special lady in the hearts of many and will be missed immensely by all those who knew and loved her. Erika is lovingly remembered by: her son, Adrian, brothers, Hans (Loraine), Andrew (Sheryle), sister, Lisa (Dick), nephews, David (Daylene), Bryan, Aric, and nieces, Heidi, Kendra (Seth) and Alex. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Dr. Carver, the staff at KGH/Cancer Clinic, Interior Health, Central Kelowna Hospice House, and her many friends for all of their ongoing support. A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 30th at 10:30 am at Christ Lutheran Church, 2091 Gordon Drive, Kelowna. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Lutheran World Relief (www.clwr.org) or a charity of choice.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”


Friday, January 30, 2015

Christ Lutheran Church

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The service for EDWARDS, Erika Adelheid is scheduled for Friday, January 30, 2015. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Christ Lutheran Church

2091 Gordon Drive Kelowna, BC


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  • Gerri Goulet says:

    My condolences to Adrian, Lisa and all the family. Erika was a wonderful person and I have such fond memories of our times together. She was a bridesmaid at my wedding in 1969 and was a friend when I needed her. A wonderful woman inside and out. I will miss her always.

  • Hanna Bolk says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss Adrian. Your Mom was a wonderful lady. She always had a story to tell when we saw her mostly about how proud she was of you and what you’d accomplished. My thought and prayers go with you at this time.

  • Annette Lachaine says:

    I will always miss Erika’s kindness,generosity, and sense of humour
    with love, Annette

  • Margaret Boyd says:

    Erika was a wonderful neighbour and a dear friend. She had such a playful side and she taught me not to take things too seriously. She was a conversationalist and kept us in stitches at many teas and dinners.
    Condolences to you, Adrian, and to your family at this difficult time. I count myself so lucky to have had Erika in my life. We had a lot of good times!

  • Marion Davidson says:

    Thinking you Adrian, Lisa and the rest of her family. Erika was a wonderful friend. She was there when you needed someone to talk to. I will always remember to great times we had when we lived together in Calgary and the visits to BC. Thoughts and prayers go to you at this time.

  • Eleanor Bobocel says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss Adrian. I worked at Westbank Packers at the same time as your mom but in the plant. Enjoyed working with her at the Senior Centre she was very friendly. Remember the good moments that the two of you shared.

  • Edith Gesch says:

    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
    You mother, sister was always thinking about others. Even a month ago during this battle she focused on collecting Items for the gospel mission, woman’s shelter, in from the cold and teen challenge to name a few. She was always trying to fill a need. Never putting herself first. Looking out for the other guy. I remember her on canada day decked out in red passing along the Canadian spirit to everyone she saw that day. She was an amazing woman. A real gift to us all.

  • Joanne Jay says:

    Erika and I met only a couple of times when she came to card workshops with her friend and neighbour. I remember her wonderful sense of humour and positive attitude on every subject. She will be very missed by those who were closest to her. Knowing she is resting in peace in the arms of the Lord should be a comfort to everyone.

  • Dietrich, Valerie, Bruce and Kevin Lauckner says:

    Our sincere condolences to Adrian, Lisa, Hans and Andrew and your families on the passing of Erika.

  • Dwight and Darlene Bleiler says:

    So sorry for your loss Adrian our prayers and love to you and the family Dwight and Darlene and family.

  • Adrian says:

    Thanks you everyone for your kind words and condolences.


  • Dwayne & Jacquie Bauer says:

    Erika was a treasured friend. We loved her for her loyalty, honesty, sense of humour and too many other attributes to mention.
    We will miss her very much…until we meet again.
    Dwayne & Jacquie

  • Gerald and Dorothy Bleiler says:

    We were sorry to read of Erika’s passing.
    Our profound sympathies go out to all who loved and knew her as a friend and
    Dorothy and Gerry Bleiler

  • Doug and Linda Bleiler says:

    If I had to describe Erika in one word, it would be ‘Jolly’. So, I can’t help but remember her laughing at some joke or situation (and the sillier the better).

  • Donna Kneller says:

    May your memories bring you comfort Adrian. Your mother was a great lady and friend she will be missed greatly.

  • Roy Lechner says:

    I am grateful to have known Erika, and honoured that she called me friend. Your mother, Adrian, seemed always ready to do something. ‘Do’ seemed at least one of her operative words (maybe along with ‘party’). More often than not, I suspect, the doing was for others. And often, too, she was the energy that got others moving to ‘do’. She will be much missed. Peace to you and your family.

  • Wbrewer says:

    There are not enough words to express the loss of our dear friend Erika. A lady I was privileged to know. Condolences to Adrian and Family.

    Billi Brewer

  • Jan Bauman says:

    So very sad to hear of Erik’s passing. She was a wonderful neighbour and a cherished jewell in the Millbridge Park community. I will miss her wonderful sense of humour beautiful smile.

  • Jack, Brenda and Talia Bleiler says:

    We’re so sorry we couldn’t make it to the service, Adrian. Your Mom was relentlessly warm, giving and funny as hell. We will all miss her. Please say goodbye for us.

  • Adrian says:

    Thank you everyone for your condolences and for being such a great friend in my mom’s life. For everyone who attended her funeral today and also for those who were not able to make it, thank you for celebrating such an amazing woman.

  • Bobbi Massey (nee Schram) says:

    So sorry for your loss, and wish I could have been at the funeral to tell you in person how special Erika was to us. I’ve been blessed to know her most of my life since she was such a close friend of my mom and dad (Bob and Jenny), and she often joined us for family celebrations (as in the attached photo from 1997). May the Lord comfort you and give you peace.

  • Christa and Alfred Grammenz says:

    Erika was a wonderful person. She was so kind and helpful to everybody. We miss her so much.
    She made my life better. You will be always in our hearts.

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