July 17, 1953 – August 14, 2023

Edwina Darlene Oliver (nee Sparks-Garnett) passed away in Edmonton, Alberta on Monday, August 14, 2023 after a hard fought battle with COPD and congestive heart failure. Edwina was born July 17, 1953 in Saint John, New Brunswick to Ivy Sparks and Edwin Garnett.

When Edwina was in high school, she met the love of her life Ken Oliver. The two of them were inseparable and were married on June 30, 1973. Edwina worked as an EMT before having her two children, Tim and Tracy. In the 1980s Ken and Edwina decided to answer the call to move out west, the first of many generations of her family to leave the east coast. Edwina and her family settled in Calgary, Alberta and resided there for nearly 40 years before recently moving to Bon Accord, Alberta. Edwina spent most of her working career in Calgary as a medical administrative assistant most recently working with EFW Radiology until her retirement.

Edwina lit up any room she entered. Her smile and laughter were contagious and her sense of humour was unmatched. She touched the lives of everyone she met, including the amazing team of doctors and nurses at the U of A Hospital in Alberta who worked to help her during her final days.

Edwina is survived by her husband of 50 years, Ken; her children, Tim (Carlyn) and Tracy (Jordon); her grandchildren, Alex, Mei, Matteo, Avery, Emily, Madison, Aiden and Norah; her sister-in-law, Jane (Joe); brother-in-law, Ron (Danielle); niece, Madeline; brother-in-law Greg; as well as countless relatives she had the privilege of reconnecting with later in her life.

She was predeceased by her parents, Ivy Sparks and Edwin Garnett; her father-in-law, Murray Oliver; mother-in-law, Jean Oliver and her brother-in-law, Ralph.

Messages of condolence can be sent to Sturgeon Memorial Funeral Chapel at box 727, Bon Accord, Alberta T0A 0K0 or smifuneral@gmail.com

Memorial Donations

Donations can be made in her honour to the
U of A Hospital – Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute.

Memorial Service

Saturday, August 26, 2023
at 1:00pm
Jewel Box
4916 – 52 street
Bon Accord, Alberta