Edie Barks was born May 27th 1943 in Garrick SK the daughter of George and Olive McAuley. She had three siblings - Judy, Dave and Eileen. They grew up on a farm near Choiceland and took part in many community organizations including 4-H and square dance. Dave was always her favorite dance partner.
She married Bill Barks on July 15, 1961. He was the love of her life. Together they had four children: Ben, Julie, Cal and Val. They farmed near Garrick, but because farming was more Bill’s love than Edie's she went back to work in 1973. She spent her working life in the service industry. Her love of people was evident in how successful she was in all of her endeavors.
She was always involved in church. She was a teacher and a leader, and loved to serve. She always felt that it was a privilege to serve others. Edie's door was always open. There was always room for one more at the table. We are sure that she is waiting for us all in heaven with the coffee pot on.
She is predeceased by her: parents George and Olive McAuley, brother Dave, sister Judy and husband Bill.
She is mourned by her children: Ben, Julie (Francois),
Val (Johnny) and Cal (Mary). Grandchildren: Jodi, Jeremy and Addie, Ollie, Jenna, Rachel and Darryl, Corey and Jess, Mathieu and Danielle, George and Ali, Christopher, Amber and Tyler, Adam, Kerri and Taso, and Nikki and Rob. Great Grandchildren: Zach, Carter, Bill, Carter, Teigan, Maci, Theron, Kaylee, Allie, Jack, Tazz, Wesley, Thea, Anna, Sam, Harland, and Dryden.