Nov 10, 2017
Edythe Ceceila Crum (nee Tucker) passed away quietly on Nov 10th at her home in The Thompson Center with her daughter Fern holding her hand.
Edythe (Edy) was born in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, in 1918, the youngest of 5 children. The family moved to the Dawson Creek, B.C. area when Edy was 8. They settled on a homestead in South Dawson, where Edythe grew up.
She met her lifelong love Gordon Crum there and married in 1938. They raised 4 children in D.C., then in Teslin, Y.T. They moved to Whitehorse in 1959, where they spent the rest of their lives, with a move to Atlin, B.C., for a number of years. Edythe ran a grocery store in Atlin. Gordon was mining on the O’Donnel River.
They both enjoyed curling and senior bowling. They were active in the Golden Age Society, and Y.O.O.P.
Edythe was predeceased by her husband Gordy, son Danny “Diane”, and all her siblings.
She left to mourn daughter Karen MacDonald “George”, Halifax, N.S., daughter Fern, Whitehorse, son Rocky”Sue” daughter in law Diane, 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 1 great, great granddaughter.
Edythe was cremated and their ashes will be scattered in favorite places.
We want to thank all the people at Macauly for making Mom’s life so enjoyable while she was there.
She was just as happy in unit 3 of the Thompson Center where the ladies there treated her with such kindness and love.
Thank you, hank you. Edythe was 5 months short of reaching 100 years.