Edith Lunty

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm
Saturday, March 2, 2024
Church of the Nazarene
4605 51 Ave
Sedgewick, Alberta, Canada
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Obituary of Edith Lunty

On January 13, 2024, Edith Fern (Pottage) Lunty of Camrose and Sedgewick, passed away at the age of 97.


Edith lived a full life. She was born and raised on the Pottage family farm at Merna. She attended Edmonton Normal School and became a teacher. After a time living out in a lumber camp in B.C., she and Wayne purchased a farm south of Sedgewick. Raising four children and helping make the farm thrive took many years. The chicken and egg money was hers to spend, but she eventually returned to teaching in Merna and Killam.


After retirement she and Wayne travelled extensively, making it to all seven continents. She was always active AND, competitive! She loved skidooing, playing ball and golf. At 85 she was tubing down the Peace River Hills. At 89 she bowled a 367 game. At 90 she was skating. At 94, she was seen riding a Harley. She loved cribbage, bridge and Scrabble and always wanted to play for money, even with the grandchildren. She was playing bridge the day before she died. She loved to laugh and was known to be quite the prankster all her life. In later years the Blue Jays and Oilers became obsessions.


She is survived by her children: Neil (Lilyon) Lunty of Camrose, Melvin (Bente) Lunty of Sedgewick and Fern Shawchek (Yvon) of Fort St. John. BC as well as her daughter-in-law, Rosemary Lunty of Edmonton. Also surviving are eleven grandchildren: Rhiana (Perry), Brendan (Lori), Conor (Kaylyn) , Tina, Anders (Michelle), Ken (Natalie), Carlos (Jacey), Matthew (Jessica), Dwayne (Juliet), Darcy and Nick (Tonia). Many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren will also miss her.


She is predeceased by her husband Wayne, son Dale and grandson Clinton, son-in-law Norm Shawchek, her parents Bessie and Stephen Pottage, siblings, Edna Waite and Earl and Raymond Pottage, as well as many in-laws. A family graveside service has been held. All are welcome to a celebration of her life service March 2 at 1:00 to be held at the Sedgewick Church of the Nazarene.


Donations in memory of Edith may be made to any one of the three charities of her choice Merna Cemetery Fund, Sedgewick United Church or Hardisty Lake United Church Camp.



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