Obituary — Virley Edwards

Virley Gwendolyn Edwards (nee Stuart)
October 21, 1931 – November 12, 2020

Virley passed away peacefully at the Bayfield Manor, Kemptville, in her 90th year. The beloved wife of the late (Norman) Harold Edwards, she was predeceased by her parents, Robert Stuart and Sadie Nelson; her sisters, Pauline, Jean, Bessie and Fern; and brothers, Gerald, Ray, Alton, Sid and Gordon. She will be sadly missed by her sisters, Willa and Helen and her brother Ivan; her four daughters, Beverley, Linda (Carl Thompson), Dianne McIsaac-Edwards (Jonce Straklevski) and Sheila; her two grandchildren, David Nur and Sandi (Alexandra) Nur; and her sister-in-law, Marie Stuart McDonald.

Virley was a dedicated volunteer, contributing countless hours to various local community groups, including the Winchester District Memorial Hospital, the Women’s Institute, the Chesterville Fair and Chesterville United Church. She also enjoyed knitting, gardening, playing bingo and bowling.
We wish to thank the staff at the Bayfield Manor, where she spent the last year of her life, and the Garden Villa (Chesterville), where she lived for several years. Final care and arrangements have been entrusted to the Marsden & McLaughlin Funeral Home in Chesterville. A private graveside service will be held at the Dale’s Cemetery, Cumberland, at a date to be arranged.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Winchester District Memorial Hospital would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at


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