August 27, 1926 – March 16, 2020
Her body is at rest, her spirit soars free. This lady reached out, grabbed life and lived it fully. Edith Brown Olhausen of Stettler, Alberta passed away at the age of 93 years on March 16, 2020. She was born August 27, 1926 to Annie and Dave Brown at Erskine, Alberta, the fifth child in a family of ten. She was a lifelong and respected resident of the Erskine and Stettler area. Edith married Albert Olhausen on November 16, 1947, to this union three children were born: Deanna, Kevin and Ronald. Ronald passed away on February 10, 1955 and husband Albert on February 10, 1987. Edith’s greatest interest was her family, and the farm which she took a vast interest in, taking part in everything that went on there. It wasn’t unusual to see her riding a horse over the fields to check cattle or helping to feed, brand, weaning calves, milking cows and putting good food on the table three times a day. She helped to keep a well kept yard and an immaculate home.
Edith moved to Stettler in 1989 and was always known for a friendly smile and a helping hand. Upon moving to Stettler, she was a dedicated volunteer for over twenty years. Edith was a devoted mother and grandmother, which was a priority in her life and she will be forever missed.
Edith leaves to mourn her passing: daughter Deanna Olhausen of Stettler; son Kevin (Alison) Olhausen of Stettler; grandson Mark (Amanda) Olhausen and Edith’s great grandchildren Tyler and Alex; granddaughter Justine (Ron) McKinley and Edith’s great grandchildren: Brendan, Cameron and Kierran; sisters: Isabelle Norris, Alice (Dale) Norris, Gladys “Toots” Anderson and Audrey (Wally) Ward; sister in law Bernice Brown; numerous other relatives and friends. Edith was predeceased by her husband Albert Olhausen, son Ronald Olhausen, parents Annie and Dave Brown, sister Helen (Andy) Combest, brothers Dave (Margaret) Brown, Alan Brown, Jim (Jean) Brown and Leonard (Norma) Brown, brothers in law Richie Anderson and Galen Norris.
A celebration of Edith’s life will be announced following the uncertain times of COVID-19. Donations in memory of Edith are gratefully accepted to the Erskine Cemetery (c/o P.O. Box 338, Erskine, Alberta T0C 1G0) or a charity of your own choice c/o Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, P.O. Box 1780, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0, who were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements.
To send condolences to Edith’s family, please visit www.stettlerfuneralhome.com
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