Pat Hamilton, in Remembrance

Pat Hamilton, in Remembrance

Dear Friends and Alumni of St. Edmund’s,

Unfortunately, as some of you may have heard, Pat Hamilton passed away at Lion’s Gate hospital on Friday morning. Pat had some health issues of late, which she fought bravely through, but a recent infection proved too difficult for her to overcome. Sharon Horner (Pat’s long time colleague and friend) was with her when she passed: ‘It was peaceful and she was not in pain. Her lungs were just not able to sustain her any longer.’

I had the privilege of working with Pat when I first arrived at St. Edmund’s, and the two of us kept in touch. There are not very many people I hold in as high regard as her. The school owes her a tremendous debt of gratitude for her contributions, which are still very much a part of life at St. Edmund’s. It would be a wonderful gesture to Pat and her close friends to see some representation from current students at the funeral. I am specifically encouraging families in Grade 5, 6, & 7 to attend the funeral on Thursday at 11 am (March 16). Of course, all families are welcome. If your family is in a position to attend, students should be in full school uniform.

There will be a reception after the funeral in the school gym.

Thank you.

Michael Field, Principal

Purdy’s Orders

Purdy’s Orders

Hello St. Edmund’s Families,

Easter Purdy’s catalogs have already been sent home. Our Christmas Purdy’s Fundraiser earned $1440 for our school, and we are hoping we can earn $560 with the Easter Fundraiser to make it an even $2000! Our shopping window is relatively short due to our 2 week Spring Break. Closing date to place your orders is Monday, March 13th. However, if you are planning to order by catalog, you must order by Friday, March 10, and submit your order form and payment to the office by that date. You may pick up your orders on Tuesday, April 4 after school in the small hall, or anytime after that from the office.

Here are the order instructions.

– Go to
– Log in if you are a returning customer or register if you are a new customer
– A search bar will pop up once you have logged in. Type the following number into the search bar: 22052
– Click “JOIN GROUP”
– Click on the order form
– At the Additional Information line, type in the child you are connected to.
– Enjoy shopping!!

– Browse through the catalog
– Fill out the order form attached to the catalog
– Add 5% sales tax in line D on the order form
– Return the order form together with cash or cheque made payable to: St. Edmund’s Elementary School
– Last day for catalog orders is Friday, March 10.

There are more catalogues available at the school office if you like to distribute them to you co-workers, friends, neighbours or family. You may also use the SEND INVITES tab, and send the online catalogue linked to our school via e-mail.

Thank you for supporting St. Edmund’s School. If you have any questions please contact me via e-mail at!