Williams, Edythe Jane

Edythe Jane Williams passed peacefully on Saturday, June 22, 2024 at the age of 81. After a short stay at the Chapman House Hospice in Owen Sound, she succumbed to the effects of her cancer.

She leaves to mourn her husband Roy Sheldon Williams, they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 6, 2024.

Edythe will be missed by her three sons; Brent (Denyse), Dwayne (Janine), Brian (Jessica), eight grandchildren; Breanna Williams, Jenna (Jordan) Jones, Kristen (Kyle) Carberry, Madison (Allen) Garcia, Corey (Lauren) Williams, Drewyn Lau, Easton and Bennett Williams, and six great grandchildren- Madison Carberry, Harmony Jones, Rylee Carberry, Lily Garcia, Kiara Jones, Allison Garcia.

She will be remembered fondly by her sister-Frances Groves of Stoney Creek, Ontario.

Edythe met her sweetheart Roy while attending Great Lakes Christian High School in Beamsville, Ontario. After graduating in Commercial Studies, she was employed as an accounting machine operator for The Shell Oil Company in Toronto, where she had grown up. After marrying Roy, she became a mother to three sons, who she reared through their primary school years before returning to the workforce. She was employed by the Scarborough District School Board as an Administrative Secretary and during this time attended night courses to obtain her Early Childhood Education degree. She also taught English as a second language at night school. When Roy purchased The Viceroy Homes business in Flesherton in 1992 she continued to work in Toronto 5 days a week for 3 years while assisting her parents Albert and Ina Bennetts in their home for their retiring years. Subsequently, she assisted Roy as an office manager in their house building business until the business closed and she and Roy retired in 2009.

Edythe’s life is best characterized as one who loved and served others. This was evident in her dedication to teaching Bible classes to all age groups. Her leadership skills showed in organizing events and chairing charitable organizations. She was keenly interested and was delighted in the lives and the accomplishments of all her family. She showered them with congratulations, gifts and motherly advice. As a homemaker she excelled in hospitality to family, friends and strangers. She became very astute as a seamstress and produced many items that she distributed as gifts. Her culinary expertise showed in her baking-especially pies.

She thoroughly enjoyed 40 years of summer cottage life where her family and friends would spend time together sharing their lives and engaging in recreational activities. Spending winter vacations with friends in Florida had been a highlight of the past 15 years. She displayed a great interest in the family history on both sides of the family.

Although her cancer was restricting her lifestyle, she reflected joy and contentment in her final days on this earth.

The family thank the dedicated staff of the Meaford Hospital and Chapman House Hospice, Owen Sound for their special care for Edythe.

A memorial service celebrating Edythe’s life will be conducted at the Church of Christ in Meaford on Saturday, June 29, 2024 at 1 o’clock. Family and friends are welcome to gather in the fellowship hall following the service to share stories and refreshments. A private service of committal and interment will take place at Lakeview Cemetery.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Great Lakes Christian High School, The Williams/ Bennetts Trust @ Great Lakes Bible College or a charity or your choice would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

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Saturday, June 29, 2024 1:00 PM
A memorial service celebrating Edythe’s life will be conducted at the Church of Christ in Meaford.

Make a donation in memory of Edythe Jane Williams

Donations: Great Lakes Christian High School, The Williams/ Bennetts Trust @ Great Lakes Bible College or a charity or your choice.
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Mel and Deb Playter
    Sunday, June 23, 2024

    Brent and families, please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Edythe. She obviously was a very passionate mother with much love to provide to all her families. She will dearly be missed.

    Sincerely,
    Mel and Deb

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  2. Krista Wollen
    Sunday, June 23, 2024

    Edyth, it was always a pleasure to see you on your visits out West to see Brian,
    Jess and the boys. I will remember your radiant smile, contagious laugh and joyful energy.

    Rest in Peace, Love the Wollen Schultz Family

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  3. lori dale
    Sunday, June 23, 2024

    bert and myrtle dale who just turned 101 and richard and lori dale and grandchildren and great-grandchildren, send our deepest and most profound condolences to roy and the boys

    we all grew up together at the bayview church of christ since 1960

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  4. Art Ford
    Sunday, June 23, 2024

    Our condolences to each of you as you experience this loss in your lives. We have benefited from Edythe and Roy’s hospitality and have appreciated each of her family members as our paths have crossed through the years. Sadly, other commitments will hinder our being with you as you celebrate a life well lived on Saturday.

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  5. Will & Elaine Duncan
    Sunday, June 23, 2024

    Dear Roy & family,
    We are sincerely sorry to hear of Edythe’s passing. Dearest sympathies to all who hold her close.
    Edythe (and Roy) have had a profound affect on us both & our walk with the Lord. Their special brand of encouragement will forever be a light to us. One person (or two) who lives for Him has the power to change things for the better every where they go. Thank you God for giving us time to spend with Edythe!!
    We are much the better for it.
    Will & Elaine Duncan

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  6. David & Gloria Trussler
    Sunday, June 23, 2024

    We have many great memories of our association with the Williams family at the Bayview Church of Christ.

    Edythe will be missed and our condolences go out the the Williams family

    Love David, Gloria and Andrew

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  7. Wilma smith
    Sunday, June 23, 2024

    Edith was a very special lady. May God bless you with peace as you mourn her passing

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  8. Brenda Snow
    Monday, June 24, 2024

    Dear Roy and family,
    Our love and prayers are with you.
    We will always cherish Edythe’s joyful servant leader’s heart in action.
    Her willingness to uplift others in all her
    endeavors brought so much joy.
    Roy, you both are an intricate part of our wonderful Meaford summer memories.
    Blessings,
    Mike and Brenda Snow

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  9. Richard and Myra Tallman
    Tuesday, June 25, 2024

    So sad to hear of Edythe’s passing. Our condolences to Roy, the boys and families. Edythe was a wonderful person with a wonderful smile. Can’t think of the William’s family without remembering our star boarder, Brent while a student at GL.

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  10. Gail Rows
    Tuesday, June 25, 2024

    Brent and family, so sorry for your loss. May your memories be a comfort in the days to come and may she fly with the angels.

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  11. Fred Parsons
    Tuesday, June 25, 2024

    So sorry to read about your loss Roy and family…sending sincere condolences on behalf of Mary Ellen and I and indeed the members of the ACCCC Bluewater Region. Always remember the joy and love she shared with family and friends and hold on to the memories.

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  12. Paul and Linda Gilmore
    Tuesday, June 25, 2024

    Roy, Brent, Dwayne, Brian, Fran and families; sending you our deepest condolences, Edythe was a wonderful person. We pray your memories will help you in troubled times ahead.

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  13. Allison Manda Payne
    Wednesday, June 26, 2024

    Dear Dwayne and family. It meant so much you came to my dad’s funeral. I am so sorry for your loss and will not be able to make it to yours. I have fond memories of being spoiled by Edith during our short time together. Do take care. Thoughts and prayers are with you. She will be missed. Love Allison Manda Payne (Wright).

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  14. David and Marjorie Langeman
    Wednesday, June 26, 2024

    Dear Roy, Brent, Fran and families. We want to send our sympathy to all of you. We have been praying for Edythe as you had asked, Roy, and we will be praying for all of you now. We remember Marjorie’s parents (Bert and Muriel Thompson) enjoying, and being encouraged by, your worshipping with them at Bracebridge on your vacation every year. We will not be able to be with you on Saturday, but we will be thinking about you and praying for you.

    With love in Him,
    David and Marjorie

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  15. Melody Wollen
    Thursday, June 27, 2024

    Dear Williams family,
    Our condolences for the sadness you all bear with the loss of the Edythe.
    She will always be a shining light in your hearts, remembered for her bright smile, her sense of humour and wisdom.
    We are so grateful for our shared families.
    With love, Randy and Melody Wollen

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  16. Shiraz Dindar
    Thursday, June 27, 2024

    Dear Brian, Roy, Dwayne, Brent, and families,

    I remember Edythe fondly from my visits to your house down the street as a kid growing up. She would always greet me with a warm, vibrant smile. Often she would be sitting at her sewing machine. I remember her chocolate chip cookies, and her specialty, macarons!

    My mother, Jameela, would also like to send her condolences. I remember them chatting on the phone for extended periods of time. I would mistake their conversations for ones my mom was having with her family, such was the warmness of tone.

    We send our love and prayers.

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  17. Darrell and Darlene Buchanan
    Thursday, June 27, 2024

    Dear Roy and family,

    Please accept our sincerest condolence on the passing of Edythe. We remember the efforts you both did in order to find us our first home to stay in when we moved to Toronto – taking the time to ensure it would be close to a play ground and other children’s activities, a shopping center, a bank, a library, a school, and yet safe from busy traffic. We remember Edythe teaching Sunday School to our then three-year old son and being active in Ladies Bible Studies, and various other church activities. Later, after you have moved from the Toronto area, we remember our son needing to be away for one of his birthdays and Edythe organized one for him in our absence. So special. Many fond memories.

    She will be missed but you know that she is now resting in the faithfulness of her Lord.

    We send our love and prayers during this difficult time.

    Darrell and Darlene Buchanan

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  18. Jameela Dindar
    Saturday, June 29, 2024

    To the Williams family, Farouk and I send our deepest condolences. I will remember her from our last conversion, she was so cheerful and gave me hope.

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