In Memoriam: Irene Alberta ‘Bertie’ Kvinge

Known to her friends as Bertie, Ms. Kvinge passed away on Monday, Aug. 27 at the Evergreen Hospice Center, Kirkland. An Edmonds resident since 1973, Ms. Kvinge was born Oct. 27, 1924 in London, England. My Edmonds News will have more details on her life in a future article, but meanwhile here is her obituary:…

Memorial service Saturday for 2012 Edmonds Citizen of Year Mary Van Meter

A memorial service will be held this Saturday, July 28, for Edmonds civic booster extraordinaire and 2012 Edmonds Citizen of the Year Mary Stuart Van Meter, who passed away July 6 after a long battle with cancer. Her last public appearance, two days before she died, was to ride in the Edmonds Fourth of July…

Remembering Bryan Briscoe, 1962-2012

During the past several months, My Edmonds News readers have become familiar with the photography of Bryan Briscoe. In particular, his scenic shots of Edmonds — from seagulls to ferries to mountains to bald eagles in flight — are breathtaking. His photo of a blue heron at Edmonds Marsh is featured on the My Edmonds…

In memoriam: Robert B. Anderson, Cascade Symphony Orchestra founder

Robert B.  Anderson, founder and Conductor Emeritus of the Edmonds-based Cascade Symphony Orchestra, died on May 11, and the orchestra has a lovely tribute to Anderson on its website: ‘He was a dear friend, teacher and mentor to many of us in the symphony. His life was devoted to music and education, and he leaves…

In Memoriam: Jane Yost Sorenson, daughter of Edmonds pioneers

A memorial service is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. at the Edmonds United Methodist Church for (Emma) Jane Yost Sorensen, daughter of Edmonds pioneers Maude Evans Yost and Jacob Yost. Ms. Sorenson passed away Feb. 20 at the age of 93. Born in Edmonds on May 12, 1918, Ms. Sorenson attended Edmonds…

In Memoriam: Robert (Bob) Walker

Robert (Bob) H. Walker, an Edmonds resident for 46 years, passed away on Jan. 22, 2012 in the hospital at the age of 72 from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Born on January 18, 1940 in Ballard, he grew up in the Seattle area and lived in Edmonds most of his adult life….

In Memoriam: LeRoy Middleton, co-founder of Reid, Middleton & Associates

On Thursday, Jan. 5, LeRoy decided he had accomplished all he had set his mind to do, and peacefully passed on to a better world. LeRoy was predeceased by his wife, Janet in 2001. Left behind to continue his legacy are his children – Michael Middleton, Robert Middleton, James Middleton, and Susan Dennis (Earl). He…

In memoriam: June Erna Steves, 1931-2011

June Steves, an Edmonds resident since 1967, passed away last week. June was born of Norwegian immigrants Harold and Erna Fremmerlid on June 29, 1931 in Edmonton, Alberta in Canada. She died in Seattle early in the morning on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011. June, whose last years were afflicted by Alzheimer’s disease, died from complications…

In memory of former Edmonds resident David A. Larson

Former Edmonds resident David A. Larson passed away Oct. 5 at the age of 60. Mr. Larson died in a car accident while driving on winding mountain roads near his home in Georgia, his brother Gary said. Mr. Larson was born April 18, 1951, in Seattle, but lived in Edmonds for most of his school…

In memoriam: Edmonds resident Tom Music, March 3, 1980-April 17, 2011

My Edmonds News just learned of the passing of 31-year-old Tom Music of Edmonds after a long fight against lymphoma. A programmer, Mr. Music was well known in the Seattle-area technology community. He also was a frequent participant in the social media scene, known by his Twitter handle @tommusic, and was an attendee at recent…

In memoriam: Richard Anway, long-time Edmonds Police Reserve Officer

The Edmonds Police Department is sad to announce that retired Reserve Officer Richard “Dick” Anway passed away on Feb. 19, 2011 at 67 years of age in the company of family and friends at Swedish Hospital in Edmonds. Dick was a long-time resident of Edmonds and served as a Reserve Officer with the City of Edmonds…