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Kirsten Viola Carter
August 14, 1942 ~ October 25, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Kirsten Carter of Edson, Alberta, passed away on October 25, 2023. As in life, her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends both in person and virtually. Food, wine and laugher were flowing as everyone reminisced the special moments. Gatherings of people for celebrations, holidays, card games or impromptu meals was a special focus throughout Kirsten’s life. The table was always open and flowing with more food and love than could be consumed at one time.
Kirsten was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, and her first few years were shadowed by the challenges of World War II. Her parents Svend and Viola Petersen navigated these times with Kirsten and her elder siblings Liz (Davidge) and Fred Petersen.
The family immigrated to Canada when Kirsten was nine years old. She attended the Red Brick school in Edson, where she met lifelong friends. Siblings Paul and Shelley (Leach) were born creating a large and loving family, who stayed closely connected throughout their lives.
On December 2, 1961, Kirsten married Gerald Carter of Edson. They made their home on the Grande Prairie Trail and had two children Natalie and Dale. As a town girl, Gerald said he would build whatever house she wanted if she would move to the country. The beautiful home welcomed family and friends and was always a welcoming place to gather. Kirsten took immense pride in her garden and sprawling lawns and spent hours maintaining admirable landscaping. They were highly involved in the Trail Hall community, enjoying picnics and social events with neighbors.
Outside the home, Kirsten worked in retail at Helen’s Ladies Wear and the Dollar Store. There she met so many people in the community of Edson. In addition, she was a member of the Edson Legion Ladies Auxiliary and spent countless hours at the Pioneer Cabin volunteering, participating in activities including cards and floor curling.
Kirsten was predeceased by her husband Gerald Carter and her parents and older siblings. She is survived by her children Natalie and Dale, five grandchildren Alyssa, Kylie, Kyler, Ryley, and Zackarie. GiGi” has two great grandchildren Logan McMasters and Natalie Carter. Kirsten will also be missed by her siblings Paul and Shelley and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life and luncheon will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2023, at the Edson Seniors Center/Pioneer Cabin, located at 4836 7 Avenue Edson, Alberta at 1:00 pm. She will be interred at the Glenwood Cemetery with her husband.
Kirsten’s family would like to express sincerest gratitude to the many healthcare professionals who cared for her during her journey, including Dr. Smith of Edson. The kindness and compassion of all the health care heroes will never be forgotten.
In lieu of floral tributes donations may be directed to the Kidney Foundation - The Kidney Foundation of Canada or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday, unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear.