Edna was born in Saskatchewan and farmed there until the 1930’s when her family moved to BC. She farmed with her family in the Hatzic/Langley Prairie area and attended Business College in Vancouver. She married Hugh K. McCauley in 1943 and worked during the 2nd world war riveting airplanes at the Boeing Aircraft Plant . They moved to Quesnel in 1953, purchased a farm on the Blackwater Road in 1954 and then moved to Bouchie Lake in 1964. Edna was a pioneer of the Bouchie Lake area, living there for over 61 years. She was predeceased by Hugh in 1971.
Edna worked for many years at the Eaton’s store in Quesnel and also as a secretary at Carson and QJS schools. She had a great passion for reading, gardening, fishing, and the outdoors. She loved to knit, crochet and do all sorts of crafts.
She married Albert Harris in 1988 and together they enjoyed life boating, travelling in their motor home, snowmobiling, 4-wheeling, playing horseshoes, curling and just visiting with their many good friends and family. Edna and Al travelled to Jamaica, Hawaii, the Dominican Republic, England and Scotland, and ‘youth’ hosteled in Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and France. They also toured the USA and most of Canada in their motor home. They took a cruise on the Caribbean and explored the BC and Alaskan coastline in their own boat.
Edna is survived by her daughter Pat Hartley, daughter Carol (David) Law, son Bob (Brenda) McCauley, Phil (Marcia) Harris, Divona Summer, Rod Harris, 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Family was very important to her and she spent many wonderful times visiting, chatting, and even skyping to keep in touch.
A Celebration of Life for all her friends and family will be held
March 28th, 1 pm – 4 pm at
Bouchie Lake Hall.
In lieu of flowers those who wish are invited to make a donation to Quesnel Hospice.