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Anna Gilday
August 13, 1959 - February 16, 2017
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<div itemprop="description">GILDAY, Anna<br><br>Beloved wife, mother, grandma, sister, Anna passed away peacefully on February 16, 2017 in the Palliative Care unit of the Edmonton General Hospital with family and friends by her side.<br><br>Anna was born in Edinburgh, Scotland to parents Mykola and Dora Szwydkiw. Anna married her husband Patrick on June 24, 1979 in Edmonton, Alberta where they raised their son Kevin.<br><br>Anna always cared deeply for everyone that she met. She had a quick sense of humour and loved to laugh. Despite her failing health in recent months, she was determined to reach out and support the family she loved so much.<br><br>Anna was predeceased by her parents.<br><br>She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Pat, whom she cherished for 37 years, her son Kevin (Shea-Lynn), grandson Aiden, granddaughter Kaelynn and Brooklyn, sister Olga (Steven) and brothers Alex (Elly), Mishko and John (Gail).<br><br>She will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews and their families. She will also be deeply missed by her honorary son Ryan and his family.<br><br>The family would like to acknowledge the extra special support of friends Sharon and Susan throughout Anna’s battle as well as the support of all who were there for her.<br><br>The family would like to thank the care staff at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and the Edmonton General Palliative care units for the compassionate care that they provided to Anna during her final days.<br><br>In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation may be made to the Cross Cancer Institute in memory of Anna.<br></div>