MUNRO, Edna Martha

1931 – 2023

Born in 1931 at the Holy Cross Hospital in Calgary, Edna Martha Munro, nee Cullen, passed away peacefully in the Canmore Hospital Monday morning April 17, 2023 at the age of 92. A daughter of William and Martha Cullen of Springbank she had six siblings: four sisters, Louise, Bette, Jean, and Margaret along with two brothers, Bill and Bob. Her parents and and all her siblings have predeceased her.

Edna grew up in the Springbank community. In 1949 she married Reg Munro who also grew up there. The two initially resided and worked in that community at the farm of Reg’s parents. While living and working there Edna and Reg became parents of their daughter, Diane and their son, Dean.

In 1966 Edna and Reg moved with their two children to north of Cochrane where they took up raising cattle in a cow calf operation. They soon became recognized for producing top quality beef animals. Additional to being a supportive wife, Edna excelled in housewife tasks and shared with Reg outside chores normal to a ranching business. Edna was community minded as well. While a member of the Lochend Ladies she canvassed for many years to raise money for cancer research.

After many years of active life and enjoying a few years of well deserved retirement Edna’s health weakened until her passing. She is survived by Reg, her husband of seventy three years, her children, Diane and Dean, her grandchildren, Laura, Cameron, Sayla, Jenny, and Jacob and by eleven great-grandchildren: Wacey, Gunnar, Willow, Cree, Edgar, Felix, Stella, Tristan, Holly, Hanna, and Freya.

Called Nana by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren Edna was much loved by her family and many friends. We shall miss her greatly. May she rest in peace.

Funeral service is to be held Monday April 24, 2023 at 1:00 pm at The Springbank United Church (250011 Range Rd 33 Calgary, Alberta).

Arrangements entrusted to Alison Van Arnam, Funeral Director

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – 403-932-1039

  1. On 20/04/2023 at 5:42 pm Sandra Humphreys Said:

    Edna was a wonderful, kind and fun loving lady. Our family has so many great memories of Edna. We were fortunate to call her a neighbour and a friend. She will be sadly missed.

    Love, Betty, Sandra, Kelly and Family

  2. On 21/04/2023 at 7:26 am Wendy Butters Said:

    My sincere condolences. She will be truly missed.

  3. On 21/04/2023 at 8:51 am Judy Copithorne Said:

    Always a lively and friendly face at gatherings. Edna was so much fun on the Waterton Murder Mystery. It just won’t be the same without her.

  4. On 21/04/2023 at 10:04 am Bob and Linda Snow Said:

    So sad to hear of Edna’s passing. Our sincere condolences and prayers for Reg and the family.

  5. On 21/04/2023 at 10:41 am Doug & Jill Richards Said:

    Many fond memories of Edna…from the boys stopping for Popcorn balls at Halloween (for years!!) to all-girl trips….to community dances, etc. She had a life well-lived. We’ll miss her but think of her often. XO

  6. On 25/04/2023 at 7:48 pm Deb Ward Said:

    Dear Reg and Family
    We were so sorry to learn of Edna’s passing. Although we didn’t see you two often it was always such a pleasure to bump into you over the years. I so enjoyed Edna’s smile and caring ways.
    Our sincere sympathy
    Deb and Ron Ward

  7. On 29/04/2023 at 8:34 am EdithWearmouth Said:

    Edna made the world a little brighter. Always that lovely smile, and so much fun. Fond memories of our bus trips to the States and visiting with her after they moved to the lodge. She will be missed.

  8. On 30/04/2023 at 12:30 pm Russell & Patricia Wiechnik Said:

    Our sincere condolences. Edna was always so friendly and such a beautiful person.

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