Edna Margaret Speakman


Edna Margaret Speakman nee Skeels was born September 23,1929 at home in Bentley, Alberta, the fifth of six children of Eugene Orvis and Florence Margaret Skeels. Her early years were spent in Bentley attending school and helping on the farm. Edna was a self professed “daddies girl”. After
graduating from high school in Lacombe, Alberta, Edna moved to Wetaskiwin to work at Van Dyke Hatchery where she met James Toane Speakman. They were married January 12/1951. Jim was the love of her life. Together they moved to Edmonton and raised 5 daughters who blessed them with 11 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren, their 1st great, great grandchild is expected before year end.

The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks and deep gratitude for all expressions of sympathy and acts of kindness shown during this time of bereavement. A special thank you to Capital Care Lynnwood for their many years of loving care.

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Gayle Hunter

My heartfelt condolences to Jim and family. A wonderful sweet, caring lady that I’ve known since I was just a toddler.