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Edith "Edie" Finch (ˈiːd.ɪθ ˈe.di ˈfɪntʃ) was the wife of Sven Finch and the maternal great-grandmother of Edith Finch, she was also the firstborn and the only daughter of original family patriarch Odin Finch. Of the Finches, she lived the longest at 93 and experienced every one of their lives and deaths.
Edie makes her first appearance in the game in her daughter Molly's story when Molly turns into a cat (Not to be confused with Molly the Cat) and looks into Sven (Edie's husband) and Edie's room where she is in bed.
Her voice can be heard earlier in the story with a Norwegian accent since she is from Norway. Edie can also be seen through the projector story where you learn about her in Norway where she is seen leaving to America with her Husband, Sven and their daughter Molly. Her voice can be heard in her son Calvin's story when she calls them for dinner. She is also seen in her daughter Barbara's story when she is taking Sven to a hospital after he slipped into a table saw.
Her last appearance was the story of what happened the night they left. Edie later died in the story possibly due to killing herself.
Edith "Edie" Finch was born on April 8th 1917 in Norway to Odin and At one point Edie had a little brother named Johann who would die along with Ingeborg. Edie married Sven Hodstaff (who took her last name and known as Sven Finch). Edie and Sven would have their first child Molly Finch in December 1937 who would be the last finch born in Norway. Edie, her husband Sven, Their daughter Molly, and Edie's father Odin would sail their house from Norway to America. The house sank killing Odin, and when Edie, and her husband, and daughter arrived in America, Sven built the house and buried Odin in the new Finch Cemetery.
On October 31, 1944, Sven and Edie would have their second child a girl who was named Barbra Finch who would be the first Finch born in America. Molly died in December 1947 aged 10 (possibly of accidental poisoning). In 1950 Sven and Edie had twin boys named Sam and Calvin, and two years later have their last child a boy who was named Walter. A serial killer murdered Barbra on her 16th birthday which was also Halloween on October 31 1960. Calvin would die aged 11 after flying off the backyard swing.
Edie's husband Sven was crushed by a dragon slide he was making for Walter's 12th birthday in 1964. Walter hid in a hidden room in the basement where Edie would bring him food. Sometime later Edie's son Sam married Kay Carlyle. Edie became a grandmother when Sam and Kay had their first child who was a girl named Dawn Finch who was born in 1968. Sam and Kay had two more children who were Gus born 1969, and Gregory born 1976. Edie lived another death when in 1977 her grandson Gregory drowned to death in the bathtub in the pink bathroom which is connected to Edie's bedroom (which one door is from inside her room to inside the bathroom, and the other door leads out to the hallway with multiple rooms including the entrance door to Edie's room meaning you can run in a circle repeatedly).
After Sam and Kay divorced, Sam moved on and married an unnamed woman who became the Step-Mother of Dawn and Gus. During the wedding on November 8th 1982 Gus (who hated his dad's new wife) was flying his kite in the rain when Gus was killed in the storm. The next year Sam died in 1983 after he was pushed off a cliff by a deer while hunting. Sometime later Dawn married a man named Sanjay Kumar and had a son with him named Lewis Finch who was Edie's first Great-grandchild. Dawn and Sanjay would have two more children named Milton born 1992, and Edith born 1999 (Edith was named after her, and Edith was also the main character in the game which told the story.
In 2003 Edie's grandson Milton disappeared and wasn't seen again but is so known he is connected to the Unfinished Swan and had a son named Monroe Finch who would be Edie's Great-great-grandson through Milton. In 2005, Walter (Edie's last surviving child) died after he was hit by a train. In 2010, Lewis died after his head was chopped off while distracted at his job at the cannery. Lewis's death was the last death Edie experienced. Edith and Dawn moved out, and Edie died that night. She was discovered next morning by the nursing home workers who were going to take her to a nursing home. Edith likely killed herself by mixing her medication with alcohol.
Edith lived from April 8th 1917-December 5th 2010 living to the age of 93. Edie outlived her parents Odin and Ingeborg, her brother Johann and all of her children who were Molly, Barbra, Calvin, Sam, and Walter. She outlived 2 out of 3 of her grandchildren (Dawn died six years after Edie's death) who were Gus, and Gregory. She also outlived 1 out of 3 of her great-grandchildren who were Lewis Finch (Milton does not count since he only disappeared, and Edith died seven years after Edie. Seven years after Edie's death Edith had a son named Christopher who would be Edie's Great-great-grandson through Edith.
You get to play Edie at the ending of the game where the story takes place February 14 1999 (The day Edith Edie's Great-granddaughter was born) Edie was walking towards the old sunken house while you control (This was possible cause the tide went low).
- Edie lived from 8th April 1917 - 5th December 2010 making her 93 years old at the time of her death and on the 8th April 2018 she would be 101 years old.
- Edie is interpreted by her granddaughter Dawn to be the unwitting instigator of doom who is responsible for most of the deaths in her family due to her belief in a family curse that helps justify one's mistakes and losses, resulting in the brooding of one's self-destruction. Another interpretation adopted by Edith, however, is that Edie is a woman who accepts and understands that death is a natural part of life and is not to be feared, leading to Edith developing an anti-nihilistic view on life.
- Adding to this dotpoint, Edie has experienced almost every death of a Finch member as a result of her continuing consciousness, creating a "Trauma Conga Line" effect.
- It is unknown what Edie's fate was after Dawn departed with Edith from the house. However, considering the argument between Edie and Dawn from earlier, it can be assumed she mixed her medication with alcohol and drank it, committing suicide after falling into a state of despair.