Edna Langille
1952 - 2024
Edna Langille
Service Information
Service Date
Friday March 8, 2024
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It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Edna Langille our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend, on February 29, 2024, at the age of 71. She passed peacefully at the South Shore Regional Hospital, surrounded by family and friends.

Edna was born on October 18, 1952, in Benoit’s Cove, NL, the eldest daughter of Gertrude (Perry) Janes and William Janes.  Edna was predeceased by her parents, her baby brother Richard Janes and grandparents, Mary (Youden), John "Jack" Perry, Charles and Frances Janes as well as her brother-in-law, Larry Wentzell.

She is survived by her daughter Michelle (Scott Clark) Frost, Cold Lake, AB, son Corey (Julie) Langille, Oakland, NS.  grandchildren Tyler Frost (fur baby Mittens), Bridgewater, Dylan Frost, Cold Lake, AB, Shania (Fred Paris) Frost, Cold Lake, AB, Nolan Langille and Carter Langille, Oakland, NS, great grandchildren, Hannah White and Axel Paris, Cold Lake, AB.  She is also survived by siblings, Una (Harold Besaw) Wentzell, Chester Basin, NS, Alan Janes, Curling, NL, Louise (Wayne Marshall) Janes, Waterloo, NS, Paul (Jennifer Bell) Janes, Pictou, NS, Roger Janes, Bridgewater, NS, nieces, Anneka, Jillian, Maleah, Ariel, Sabrina and nephews, Larry, Tobias, Trevor, as well as great-niece Olivia and great-nephew William.  She had a special little man, Nevan Alexander, who will love her until the end of time.  She is also survived by her children’s fathers, Jerry Maclean and Lawrence Langille. 

As a young mother, Edna worked at the Fiberglass Plant in Mahone Bay and later had several waitressing jobs and lastly, worked at the Bridgewater Dry Cleaners until her ill health forced her to retire much too young.  She loved meeting new people, going to the single’s dances and sitting on Crescent Beach watching the ocean while longing to be home in Newfoundland.  Edna could also be seen parked with her friend John, watching families of Ospreys, fledge their nest located on Glen Allan Drive, Bridgewater.  Wherever Edna is, she is surely having that last bottle of pepsi, eating a whole lemon meringue pie with a spoon and coloring in her coloring book.

Mostly, Edna would want to be remembered for the immense pride she felt for her two wonderful children and the joy that she got from watching them raise their families.   Her family and friends would say that she loved unconditionally; seeing only the good in people, that is until they hurt her family, then watch out, because she was a true "Newfie", in every sense of the word.  From Newfoundland music to codfish and potatoes or corned beef and cabbage she was very proud of her heritage.   A jokester too, she waited to hear what people said about her before informing them that she’d finally gotten those hearing aids and had heard every word.  Most of us will remember when we asked her "what are you doing?" her saying "waaaaaa", because she forgot to put those hearing aids in.  She always liked helping the underdog, whether it was cooking them a meal or sharing her own. 

A celebration of Edna’s life will take place Friday March 8, 2024, at the St. James Parish Hall, 14 Parish Street, Mahone Bay, From 2-4pm .

Donations may be made to Shaid Animal Shelter or Souls Harbour, Bridgewater. 

Arrangements are under the direction of the R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville, where on-line condolences may be made by visiting www.corkumfuneralhome.ca

Edna Langille