Edith Catherine McMahon (nee Smith
The death occurred at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on December 29, 2020, of Edith Catherine McMahon (Smith), aged 93. Her arrival in heaven was a joyous occasion as she was greeted by family and friends whom she missed dearly while on Earth. Edith was born in Kinkora on January 11, 1927, to Mabel (Johnston) and Will Smith. After completing Grade 12 she enrolled in Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown where she received awards for her academic accomplishments. Upon graduation, she returned to Kinkora to work in Jim Callaghan’s store. On November 15, 1948, she married Joseph Pope McMahon and they remained in Kinkora until August, 1961, when Dad was transferred to Charlottetown for work. Left to mourn her death are her children – Sandra (Lorne) Gallant, Karen (Don-deceased) Callbeck, Diane (Allan-deceased) and Gerard (Ellen) McMahon. Her grandchildren Andrea (Russel) Boyle, Tommy Gallant, William (Mandy) Callbeck, Patrick (Alexis) Callbeck, Matthew Smith, Beth, Kate and Robbie McMahon. She was the beloved Great Grannie and Cookie Maker to Ava Grace and Bennett Boyle and Eric and Alex Callbeck. She also leaves behind two brothers, Ab (Terry) Smith in Calgary and Les (Betty) Smith in Summerside, and two sisters-in-law Georgie Smith in Kinkora and Anne Smith in Toronto. Mom was predeceased by her husband Pope, her parents, her beloved aunts, Ada and Mary Smith, her brothers Louis (Alice) Smith, Gerald (Ita) Smith, Preston Smith, Carl (Theresa) Smith, Lloyd (Anne) Smith, Charlie (Georgie) Smith, Carmen (Alberta) Smith and her two sisters Noreen (Bob) Shea and Lorraine Smith, and also her two sons-in law Don Callbeck and Allan Smith and sadly, by four Angel babies. On the McMahon side, Mom was predeceased by her parents in law, Peter and Catherine (Monaghan) McMahon, and Dad’s brothers and sisters, Jim, John, George, Mary Connick and Anne O’Rielly. Being Irish and Catholic, our family was blessed by an abundance of nieces and nephews all who wish her a speedy and safe trip to her resting place. Arrangement have been entrusted to the Lawless Funeral Home in Kinkora. Because of COVID restrictions there will be no visitation and we regret the funeral will be by invitation. The funeral will be on Thursday, December 31, 2020, and will be live streamed at https://www.facebook.com/stpiusxpei/live/. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation. The family would like to take this time to thank Island EMS and all staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital who showed Mom such respect and dignity during her short illness.