Edith Mary Turnbull

January 23, 1932 - May 12, 2021

Funeral Details:

Died peacefully at home on May 12th, 2021, and is now in the loving arms of Jesus.  She was devoted to her beloved husband Norman Turnbull, her children Peter, Shirley (Rodney deceased), Alison (Wayne), and Philip.  Loving grandmother of Nick (Nicky), Amanda (Shawn), Joe (Mikayla) and Justin (Miranda) and loved Gigi to her 7 great-grandchildren. Edith, known as Mary is survived and will be fondly remembered by her sister-in-law Doreen, brother-in-law, Dick and by many nieces and nephews.  Born in Brighton England, she immigrated to Canada with her family in 1964.  Mary loved to tend her garden and looked forward to her trips to the beach with her grandchildren. Mary could also be found in her kitchen cooking for family and friends who always dropped by.  She had a life long passion for health and fitness. Her gentle spirit reflected her faith and love in her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.  Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.peacefultransition.ca  Donations can be made to the Bob Rumball Foundation for the Deaf (Home)

Peaceful Transition Simcoe


9 Condolences
  • Chris & Vicki Jones
    Posted on: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Reply

    Farewell and safe passage to our wonderful friend Mary. There are no words to describe what Mary meant to us- she helped us raise our boys and welcomed us like family. We were neighbors and great friends. I have never met a kinder soul and should have known The Lord would take her home sooner than we were ready. We are all lucky to have had you in our lives, Mary. You will be remembered always by your Boys and their parents. Chris, Vicki, Liam & Dylan Jones

  • Sue Fletcher
    Posted on: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Reply

    So very sorry for your loss, Justin, she sounds like a remarkable woman. Cherish the memories, repeat often the stories she had to tell.
    Sue &Marc & John Fletcher.

  • Adam kane
    Posted on: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Reply

    My heart and my condolences to the family and friends I am so sorry for your loss

  • Connie Reilly
    Posted on: Thursday, May 20, 2021 Reply

    I was quite young when our families spent time together back in Woodstock but remember Mrs. Turnbull quite clearly. Whether it was a Sunday roast beef dinner or a casual meal – always followed by the perfect cup of tea and a biscuit or sweet treat – we were always welcomed warmly into your home. My sincere condolences on the passing of a lovely woman.
    Connie Reilly (nee Huddy)

  • Melinda Baker
    Posted on: Thursday, May 20, 2021 Reply

    Alison, Wayne & family,
    Thinking of you, your dad and your whole family in this time of reflection. Many years back I met your mom and she was a lovely lady. Praying for peace beyond understanding for you and your whole family.
    All our Love, Paul & Melinda Baker

  • Philip Turnbull
    Posted on: Thursday, May 20, 2021 Reply

    I miss you so much. I love you for all time Mom.

  • Richard and Julie Bows
    Posted on: Sunday, May 23, 2021 Reply

    Remembering Aunty Edith with such fondness and love. She will always be remembered for her calm gentle caring passion for everyone whoever they may be, and left a warm impression upon them. Whenever I think of my visits to Canada it will be of the time spent with family reunions, meals and trips out, and the laughter we all shared.

    God Bless.

    Richard and Julie.

  • Dick Bows
    Posted on: Sunday, May 23, 2021 Reply

    Well Edith you are with Dot now and no doubt you will be chatting about old times and all the things you both got up to whilst growing up. I can still remember the times we shared in Newcastle and Canada, and the laughs we had when we were all together.

    God Bless.


  • Hannah and David
    Posted on: Monday, May 24, 2021 Reply

    Alison, Shirley, Philip, Norman and family

    Sending you heart felt condolences on the loss of your wonderful mother/wife/grandmother and friend, Edith (Mary). I am so grateful I got the opportunity to spend time with Edith when I visited Canada in 2009 and again in 2015, sharing memories of England and her life growing up with my grandma, Dot. I am so sad that she has left us, but feel some comfort that she has been reunited with my grandma.

    With lots of love,

    Hannah and David xxx

Write A Condolence