LUNDSTROM (CROAKER) Edna Evelyn Dec. 25, 1917 ~ Aug. 19, 2012. “Always on our minds…. Forever in our hearts”
Edna Lundstrom of Abbotsford BC died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, at the age of 94 in her residence at the Menno Home in Abbotsford. Her partner and husband of over 50 years Robert “Bob” Lundstrom passed in 1996. Edna was predeceased by her parents George and DeEtta Croaker, her sisters Lucella and Dorothy, as well as brothers Henry and Ernie. The passing of her 2 daughters, Patricia Lundstrom, in her infancy, and Judith Olson in 2009, as well her granddaughter, Charlene Olivier, left a void that Edna lived with all her remaining years. Great Grandma “Edna” is survived by her sons and their families, Dale (West Vancouver), Gerry (Vernon), Dennis (Langley), and Bill (Chilliwack), her sister DeEtta (Vi) Smith of Abbotsford and brother, Wesley Croaker, of Enderby BC. “Great” leaves many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren throughout BC. She was a long term resident of the Matsqui and Bradner area. Born in Vancouver in 1917 Edna came to live in Bradner with her family as a young girl. Her parents, George and DeEtta Croaker remained in the area for the balance of their lives. The Croaker family was well known and still has many roots in the area. Edna met her husband “Bob Lundstrom” in the early thirties, they married in Seattle in 1938. The two of them, along with other family members, operated the family farm on Harris Rd. for many years. Many old timers will remember the uniqueness of the operation, a go to place with a large machine shop and home of the Matsqui Airfield. It was only in later years that the farming became a bit too much to handle, Edna and Bob moved to Abbotsford to enjoy their retirement. They loved travelling in their motorhome, visiting family and friends whenever they could get away. Edna will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and all around great friend by all who knew her. The staff at Menno Home commented many times on the talent Edna had for story telling. “Never a dull moment when Edna was around” was often said. Edna’s desire was that there be no public funeral and wished to be remembered by the many good times she had with all over the last 9 decades. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.