GEORGE, Edith Annie, passed away peacefully, February 12, 2019, in her 96th year at the Weston Terrace Long Term Care facility on Lawrence Avenue West.
Edith was born, July 18th, 1923. She was the daughter of the late William (Bill) George and Mary Ellen (Nellie) Bennett and sister of the late Charles Edward George, whose wife Laurie survives her. Her grandfather, the late George Bennett was a past president of Earlscourt Lodge 306, Sons of England and Justice of the Peace.
Edith was employed for many years at William E. Coutts Company, a greeting card company that eventually merged with Hall Brothers Company (U.S), to become Hallmark Canada. Edith was a talented artist and eventually taught airbrushing techniques to the employees.
She was an avid gardener and a true nature lover. She had an affinity for birds and would spend many hours documenting and drawing the various bird species that visited her garden on Lonborough Avenue, Toronto. Her garden was an oasis of flowers from early spring until late fall. Edith would spend countless hours each day, weeding and tending to it and many friends and neighbours were the recipient of its bounty. She helped her father and brother to build the home on Lonborough where she resided from 1956 until a fall in 2011 that forced her to move to Weston Terrace.
The George family were members of the Olde Davenport Rd. United Church for many years where Edith was the artist and designer of the new Honor roll of WWI men and women who served our country. Edith later became a member of the Greenborough Community Church on Keele Street, a short walk from her home.
She was a true lady yet she was most comfortable in a plaid shirt.
Edith will be greatly missed by her dear and devoted friends, Brenda Taylor and Tony Long who were with her until the end.
Special thanks to the staff of Weston Terrace and to Krisanna, Edith’s personal care worker the last few months of her life.