Edith Susan Virginia Hastings, age 96, passed away peacefully at Anne Hathaway Residence on January 11, 2018. Born in East Nissouri Township, daughter of the late Bristol and Elsie (Markham) Holden. Beloved wife of the late William Hastings who predeceased her February 21, 1999. Loving mother of David (Elva Rush), Ed (Valerie) and daughter-in-law Pauline Hastings. Grandmother of David (Karen), Donald (Kathleen Hissa), James (Carla), Patricia Hastings, Rick (Melissa Given), Ted (Larissa), Elizabeth (Greg Schlotzhauer), Scott (Amy). Great grandmother of Brody, Ashley, Lauren, Alex, Avery, William, Hanna, Ellie, Chloe, Ivy and Owen. Dear sister of Ruth Squire and Cora Mitchell. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a son Warren Hastings, daughter-in-law Isabel Hastings, grandsons Doug, Bruce in infancy, brothers Herbert Holden, Arthur Holden, sister Winifred (Kinkade) McMurray, brothers-in-law Lawrence Mitchell, Cecil Squire, James Kinkade, Harry McMurray and sisters-in-law Phil Holden and Frances Holden. Edith had the personality and the smile that could light up any room. She genuinely loved and cared for others and that love was reciprocated. Throughout her long life Edith enjoyed dancing, bowling, cards, scrabble but above all interacting with family. She enjoyed watching her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren in all of their activities. Her life was about giving and she was instrumental in the cementing of relationships with her Holden family, her Hastings family and her large family of friends.  She had a special love for her Anne Hathaway friends and we are all truly indebted to the team there for providing a loving home and care for our mother in her later years.  Edith was a member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church and the ACW. Visitation for family and friends at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Monday, January 15, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. A family interment will be held at Avondale Cemetery following a reception. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul’s Anglican Church, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of one’s choice through the funeral home. 519.271.7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com

Service Information

Visitation
Monday, January 15, 2018
from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
One hour before the service Tuesday

Funeral Service
Tuesday, January 16, at 11 a.m.
W.G. Young Funeral Home

Reception
W.G. Young Funeral Home Reception Centre

Interment
Avondale Cemetery
4 Avondale Ave, Stratford

Memorial Donations
St. Paul’s Anglican Church
Heart and Stroke Foundation
Charity of one’s choice

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