Edna A. Swan


CANTON – Edna Adealia Swan, 95, of Canton, died Friday evening, Jan. 26, at the Victorian Villa in Canton, where she had been a resident for several years.

She was born March 30, 1911, in East Peru, a daughter of Lucius V. and Gertrude (Oldham) Robinson.

She attended school in Philadelphia, Pa., at the Widner School for crippled children, returning home at the age of 14 to attend the 8th grade in Oquossoc. She went to the 8th grade three years because she loved school so much and couldn’t walk the three miles to attend the high school.

On July 4, 1936, she married Winfred Swan at the Methodist parsonage in Livermore Falls. He died on Aug. 19, 1989.

Throughout her life, Edna lived in various communities in western Maine, including more than 30 years in Dixfield. Although she never worked outside the home, her life was dedicated to caring and serving her family, friends and neighbors.

She was very involved in the life of Victorian Villa despite her disability. She was a beloved resident there and helped out in many capacities over the years. She belonged to the Victorian Ladies Red Hat Society and enjoyed sewing, crossword puzzles and beano.

She also had a poem, “The Snow” published in the National Library of Poetry.

She was awarded the “Remember Me” award which is given to elderly people in Maine who have made a difference by overcoming obstacles in their lives.

She is survived by her son, William Swan and his wife, Kathy, of Warren; five grandsons, Jeffery Swan and his fiancée, Niki, of Warren, James Swan and his wife, Vikki, of Warren, Stacy Swan and his wife, Kelly, of Hermon, Tracy Swan and his fiancée, Sarah, and Mark Carrier, stationed in Korea with U.S. Army; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by two daughters, Linda Swan in November of 1948, and Carla Carrier in February of 1990.