Mrs. Edna Lehman passed away peacefully at Oakside Manor, Enderby B.C. Thursday, June 21 2007.
Edna was born in Upper Hat Creek April 20 1912 on the family homestead, the oldest child of John and Lena Schneider.
Edna was predeceased by her husband, Ike Lehman, her brother Henry Schneider, and her sister Helen Kerr. She will be
lovingly remembered by her sons Ed (Verna) Lehman of Upper Hat Creek, Steve (Jean) Lehman of West Pavilion, daughter Carol (Mark) Sault of Enderby, eleven grandchildren 16 great
grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
On June 19 1931 Edna married Isaac Edward Lehman and they took up the last homestead in Upper Hat Creek. They lived in Hat Creek for many years, then moved to the Pavilion area, were they lived again for a good many years, some of it on their own Ranch at the 15 mile and also many years spent on the Diamond S Ranch were Ike was the Ranch Manager.
In 1953 they purchased the Meason place in Upper Hat Creek and ranched there until the early 80’s when B.C. Hydro
purchased the property from them, from there they moved to 16 mile where both in their 80’s they build a new house and continued to ranch on a smaller scale.
Edna joined the Women Institute in the early 40’s and for the next 50 years she was a very active member. The WI was a very big part of her life, both for its social aspects and for all the worthwhile activities and projects they were always a part of both locally and outside the community.
Edna worked all her life, as a child going to get the milk cow, herding sheep, cooking for work crews, she also recorded water levels in Upper Hat Creek for environment Canada, and kept track of rainfall and temperature for B.C. Hydro for many years. She was known for her expertise in spinning wool, knitting countless mittens and socks for sale and family over the years. If you visited the Lehman ranch you would have to stop for a meal, or at least tea or coffee, cake or cookies, and you would leave with fresh cream, butter or eggs. At some point in the lives of her brother and sister and her own three children she was also a teacher, helping with correspondence lessons at home.
The funeral service was held from the Zion United Church, Ashcroft, BC on June 27th, with Reverend Ken Robinson
officiating. Interment followed in the Ashcroft Cemetery.
If so desired, contributions in memory of Edna may be made to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements were in the care of Bowers Funeral Home,