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Edith Dolores (Beckman) Petras

November 23, 1940 ~ June 22, 2020 (age 79)





   It is with deep sadness that we announce passing of Edith Dolores Petras who, on June 22, 2020, succumbed to her illness while receiving care at the Crowsnest Pass Hospital in Blairmore.  Edith was blessed with 79 years of a wonderful life.

   Edith Dolores Beckman was born on November 23, 1940 in Hosmer, British Columbia to proud parents, Gunnar and Ida Beckman.  She was raised with a great appreciation for faith, family and community.  Edith blossomed into a lovely and graceful young lady who captured the heart of a dashing and gentle giant in his military uniform, Frank Joseph Petras.  They pledged their love in holy matrimony on October 20, 1956 and were blessed with children to love.

   Edith had many hobbies and interests.  She enjoyed playing cribbage, crocheting, gardening and dancing to the Lighterman with her beloved Frank.  She also enjoyed baking and entertaining company but her greatest joy in life was time spent with family.  She had a gracious, kind heart and never said an ill word of anyone. She had an easy going personality with a sharp and witty sense of humour. She was resilient and an inspiration for all who knew her.

   She is survived by her devoted husband, Frank Petras; her daughter, Charlene (Kevin) Barrett of Blairmore; her grandchildren, Shauna (Shannon) Arsenault, Jodie (Harvey) Fortin, Jason (Mandy) Sharp and Amanda Byers; her great grandchildren, Cole (Shawna) Baker, Tyler Baker, Brandy and Kayley Fortin, Ricky and Chase LaPrete, Dalton and Kiana Huehn and great great granddaughter Quinn Baker; her sister, Nola Sedrovic; and many extended family and friends.

   She was predeceased by her parents, Gunnar and Ida Beckman; her step father, Bob Scales; her daughters Mary Petras, Shareen LaPrete, her son, Richard Petras and grandson Kevin LaPrete.  

   A private family celebration will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Alberta Lung Association or the charity of your choice.  Condolences may be registered at


Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements. (403) 562-8555.

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Private family service at a later date.

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