Edith Cruickshank
Edith Cruickshank

Obituary of Edith Cruickshank

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of (Lucy) Edith Cruickshank.  Edith peacefully went to be with her Lord, on Friday, February 12, 2021 in her 96th year.  Edith was the 5th of 7 children born to David and Lucy MacDonald.  Beloved wife of Howard who predeceased her in 2007.  Dear mother of Barbara (Robert) Huehn, Mary (Orville) Gunson, Jean (Phillip) Hutchins, Ruth van Eck and George (Sandra) Cruickshank.  Loving grandmother of 11 grandchildren: David (Lynn) Gunson, Carol Ann (Carl) Bernard, Justin (Dawn) Hutchins, Craig (Katerina) Hutchins, Ryan Hutchins, Tara (Logan) Brazeau, Paul Hutchins, Jeffery van Eck, Lisa (Scott) Heipel, Jayna and Ellen Cruickshank as well as 8 great grandchildren.  Edith is survived by her brother Bill MacDonald, sister Evangeline Brett and sisters-in-law June MacDonald and Lola Cruickshank.  A dear aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by son Gordon (1971) and siblings Leland MacDonald, Donald MacDonald, Alice Laughlin Potter and Helen Greenfield. 


The family extends a very special thank you to Dr. Veenstra, the nurses and caregivers at Summit Place.  Thank you for your kindness, compassion and care of Edith.  Edith centered her life around her family, the farm, the church and the community and could always be relied on to serve others in so many ways, especially through her hospitality.  She was an excellent baker and a good conversationalist. 


The funeral service will be conducted at the Owen Sound Alliance Church, 440 7th Ave. East, Owen Sound on Wednesday, February 17th at 2:00 p.m. with visitation from 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.  All those wishing to attend must RSVP under the visitation OR service details below.  If attending both, please only RSVP for the visitation.  All attending must wear a mask and social distancing must be respected. 


The service will be recorded and posted here when available.  


Spring interment Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara.  Arrangements entrusted to the DOWNS AND SON FUNERAL HOME, Hepworth.  Expressions of remembrance to the Gideon Bible Society or the Owen Sound Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.  Messages of condolence may be sent to the family through www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com