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Edna (McNalty) Preston

September 15, 1924 — June 19, 2021

Huntsville, Ontario


of Huntsville

Peacefully at Fairvern in Huntsville on Saturday June 19, 2021.  Edna Preston (nee McNalty), beloved wife of the late Eugene Preston was in her 97th year.  Dear mother of David Preston (Gail), Donna van der Valk (Peter) and Christine Bainbridge. Loving grandma of late Sean Preston, Andrea Dykman (Brad), Carlin Foran (Brandon), Brett Preston (Eva), Jason van der Valk (Seana), Ben van der Valk (McKenzie), Simon van der Valk (Holly), Alysha van der Valk, Sandra Zrichuk (Terry), Tabitha Anderson (Elvis), Joshua Bainbridge (Mellisa) and great grandma of Gabriel, Kieran, Kassandra, Arya, Kinley, Amelia, Elsja, Aaron, Brody, Preston, Hope and the late Taylor.  Cherished sister of Ada Binkley and predeceased by sisters: Phyllis, Muriel, Vina and brothers: Peter, Don, Evan and Russell.  Fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Due to COIVD-19 restrictions a private family service will be conducted at the Opatovsky Funeral Home - Moore Chapel, 9 Paget Street in Sundridge on Friday June 25, 2021 at 1 P.M. with Steve May officiating.  For those wishing to attend virtually a Zoom link will be available by emailing a request to by 12 noon on Thursday June 24, 2021.

A graveside service will follow at 2pm at the Strong Cemetery.  For those wishing to attend please register online at

If desired, memorial donations to the Great Lakes Christian College would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

PLEASE NOTE: As per the directive of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario attendance numbers will be. COVID-19 protocols are in place and masks are mandatory.

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Friday, June 25, 2021

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Opatovsky Funeral Home - Moore Chapel

9 Paget Street, PO Box 213
Sundridge, ON P0A 1Z0

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