Edith May McKee (nee Sparling), daughter of Lawrence and Emma Sparling (predeceased), of R.R. #2 Meaford, passed away peacefully after a seven-year battle with cancer on the 13th of August at Georgetown Hospital with family by her side. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Jim of 48 years and children, Dana (Kevin) Fontana and Jeff (Karen) McKee, as well as her six grandchildren Ben, Charlotte, Will, Cadence, Clara, and Finn.
She is survived by her sister Lorna (Bill) Sprung (Bryan Crawford predeceased July 2007), her brothers Wesley (Fionnuala) Sparling and Wilfred (Linda Morrison) Sparling, her sister-in-law Treenie Sparling (Robert Sparling predeceased November 1992), and many nieces and nephews.
Edith graduated as an RN from Owen Sound General & Marine Hospital School of Nursing in 1963. She worked for three years at Santa Barbara California Cottage Hospital and for over 30 years at Mississauga Hospital. Jim and Edith spent 49 years dedicated to raising their family and enjoyed over 15 years as snowbirds, making new friends as they travelled in their RV.
Edith was grateful for the many family and friends who supported her with calls, visits, and words of encouragement, especially her coffee friends, as these moments kept her spirits up.
Many thanks to the nurses and staff in CTC at Georgetown Hospital for their care and compassion.
Family and friends are invited to the McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home, 114 Main Street East, Milton, (905) 878-4452, on Friday, August 26, 2022, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and on Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., with a Memorial Service commencing at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.