Edith (nee Lugowski) Gammer

Born on March 2, 1943 in Drobin, Poland of Mennonite Brethren heritage. In 1949 she and her mother Hilda immigrated to the Fraser Valley. While attending John Oliver School she met Jack Gammer in Grade 11 German class. They married in 1962 and in time she bore 3 sons – Bob, Roy and Ken – who all grew up in White Rock. Edith rejoined the workforce first at Vancouver Bible College and then in 1978 with the Surrey School Board as a clerk-stenographer. She finished her career at Earl Marriott School where she enjoyed her employ immensely. She worshipped at Peace Portal Alliance for 24 years where she loved singing in the choirs. Edith lost the function of her kidneys 5 years ago to lupus and during this last year she also suffered from colitis. After a five week battle in St. Paul’s ICU with a sepsis infection she died of heart failure on Wednesday June 4, 2003. In spite of her health problems, Edith lived life to the fullest. She loved to entertain and was very competitive in all kinds of games. She was a valiant fighter with a strong spirit far greater than her small body. Edith suffered with patience and dignity. Friends and family will miss this very caring, generous, big-hearted and lovely lady.

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