Edith Mary Almeida was born to Louis and Florence Azavedo on August 2, 1929 in Bombay, India. She was the second of five siblings (sisters Lucy, Beryl, Iona and brother Milton) and the last surviving member of her family. She was married to Archibald Almeida for fifty years and raised three daughters – Coral, Nora and Debbie.
She has two grandsons – Alexander/Melissa, Travis/Ileane and three adorable great grandchildren – Xavier, Judith and Evelyn.
In her teens, Edith got interested in sewing. After a long school day, she would walk to the tailor shop and collect scraps of fabric to sew dresses for her dolls. Later, she was an apprentice to a dress designer and soon learned the art of tailoring. She started her own dress-making business. Her specialty was designing wedding gowns and became well known in the community for excellence in this field. Her creativity knew no bounds. She could be anything from a seamstress to a hair-stylist to an excellent cook.
Edith believed in a simple life. Her humility, faith and giving spirit touched the lives of many around her.
In conclusion, these short paragraphs cannot capture her love of life and true spirit. She has left behind wonderful memories and will be deeply missed by her family and all who came to know her.
They say that memories are golden,
Well maybe that is true,
But we never wanted memories,
We only wanted you.
Coral/Gabriel, Nora/Jay and Debbie