Winchester Press – obit – Edna Golden
Edna Golden (Presley, nee Sharkey), a longtime resident of the Metcalfe and Vernon area, passed away peacefullyat the West End Villa Nursing Home on Jan. 18, 2007. She was 85.
She was born in Cumberland to John and Eva Sharkey on March 21,1921. After finishing her schooling, she went to work for thefederal government in Ottawa. In 1952, she married Howard Presleyfrom Clarence, Ont. They bought a dairy farm east of Vernon in1954, and made it their home for the next 25 years. In 1979 theypurchased a house in Vernon and retired to a quieter lifestyle.Howard passed away in 1985, and for the next several years. Ednaenjoyed spending her time with friends and family in the village.She married Fred Golden in 1999 and moved to the Stanley Apartmentsin Metcalfe, where they continued to enjoy going to the Old TimeFiddlers dances and other functions. In July 2006 they move tothe West End Villa.
She is survived by her husband Fred Golden, and her children Keith(Deb Merkley), Grace (Lester Robinson), Rosemary (Don Dujay),and Janice (Bob Frederick). She is also survived by her grandchildrenShannon Reoch (Steve Pietschmann), Adam and Jason Presley, andby great-grandchildren Brayden and Cameron Pietschmann. She willbe fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceasedby her son Bruce Presley, her sister Hilda (Stanley Edwards),and by her brothers Wilfred (Gladys), and Keith Sharkey.
Friends called at the Daley Family Funeral Home on Jan. 22, and23 (until the time of the service in the chapel of the funeralhome). A spring interment will take place at Springhill Cemeteryin Metcalfe.
Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated bythe family.