Brielsman, Elayne Carol

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANovember 5, 1943 – October 4, 2014
at the age of 70 years

A celebration of Elayne’s life will be held on Sunday October 19th from 2-4 pm in the common room at MacIntosh Grove apartments, Salmon Arm.

With great sadness we announce the passing of Elayne Brielsman (nee Hansen) with family around her on Oct 4, 2014 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm, BC at 70 years of age after a courageous battle with cancer.

Elayne was born November 5, 1943 in Elfos, SK. She lived in Prince George from 1953 until 1999 where she married her husband Norm raised her daughters, worked at the Royal Bank and thoroughly enjoyed spending time camping, cross-country skiing and at the family cabin on Summit Lake. In 1999 Norm and Elayne retired to Blind Bay where she loved to travel, entertain friends, be Grandma and spend time in her garden and quilting.

Elayne is survived by her loving husband Norm of 53 years, her daughters Kim Wentworth of Vancouver and Dee-Ann Brielsman of Sorrento, B.C., grandchildren, Adam Wentworth and Carleigh Wentworth, her brother Bruce (Bev) and sister Sylvia (Bob) as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Jon.

 Many thanks for the care and support provided by the wonderful doctors and nurses who cared for Elayne.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity of your choosing in Elayne’s memory would be appreciated.



  1. Norm and daughters,

    I am sorry to hear of Elayne’ s passing. She was a great lady and I had a great respect for her.
    I was out of the country and didn’t know about her passing until I returned home.
    May God bless you and your families.

  2. Norm, Vern and I are saddened by your loss of Elayne. We have a Christmas runner quilt that was lovingly made by Elayne and we will cherish it forever.

  3. Kim and family,
    So saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. I hope you’re able to draw some comfort from the love and caring thoughts that surround you.

  4. Norm, Kim, Dee-Ann & family
    With our Deepest Sympathy for your loss. May the memories you have shared, bring you peace and comfort at this time.
    John & Pat

  5. Dear Norm and family. I am very sorry for Elayne’s passing. I send my sincere condolences. Wilf Peckham and family.

  6. To Norm and the family, our deepest sympathy for the loss of a loving wife and wonderful mother. Elayne was a special lady, very talented in all she did. She will be greatly missed. Our hearts go out to you all at this sad time.

  7. It is with great sadness that I hear of the passing of my cousin. It is obvious that she was a loved person and will be dearly missed by everyone. She is now free of pain and suffering and has joined the angels in heaven to rest in peace forever. My sincere condolences to all of her family members that she left behind and the numerous friends and relatives. Love from your cousin Marlene Obeidat, Edmonton, Alberta ( nee Nordal), H|er mother and my mother were sisters (hallson)

  8. Such a wonderful lady. So talented in lots of crafty areas. I had the pleasure of knowing her at our crafting group here. I have great memories of our times there. My thoughts are with her family. She was so proud of all of you. She will be missed.

  9. Sorry to hear of Elayne’s passing. Thinking of all of you. Love Auntie Alma

  10. It was so nice to see Elayne at my till one day in Kamloops Wal-Mart. I hadn’t seen her since Royal Bank days. She had told me all about her loving retirement in Blind Bay. It was so nice to see her and I now say may she rest in peace and I send my condolences to Norm and all the family.

  11. Our thoughts are with all of you right now.
    Jim and Shirley Forsberg

  12. norm and family our thoughts and prayers are with you all . She was a co worker and friend maiy she rest in peace.

  13. Elayne was a great lady and a wonderful coworker. Our thoughts and prayers to all of her family.

  14. Norm, Kim, Dee-Ann and families
    It is hard to say good-bye to a friend we have known for more than 55 years. Glad we were able to have a short visit a few days before Elayne left us. Our thoughts and prayers to all as you go through these difficult times.
    Marg and Frank Wernick

  15. My heartfelt condolences to Norm and family. It breaks my heart to lose a cousin. I’m so glad Elayne and I have been able to keep in touch over the years. May she rest in peace.

  16. Norm, Kim, Dee-Ann and family,
    We are deeply saddened of the loss of a dear friend. Please know Elayne will live in our hearts and memories forever.
    Wayne and Shirlee

  17. We are so sorry to hear of Elayne’s passing, our hearts go out to you Norm, Kim and Dee-Ann, at this very sad time.
    Love, Lauri and Helina

  18. Norm,Kim,Dee-Ann,

    Our hearts are heavy for you and our thoughts are with you. Elayne gave it a good fight plus kept her sense of humour.
    So glad we had that great visit with both of you on
    July 1st 2014. We had lots of laughs & memories shared.
    Roy and I will be coming for Elyane’s celebration
    On Oct.19th. If we can be of any assistance please let us know. Love Terry & Roy Cramer

  19. Norm, Kim & Dee-Ann
    Our heartfelt sympathy to you in the loss of your dear Elayne. We will miss her greatly. So strong and brave and such a positive attitude. We will cherish her memory always. Love Ted & Vivienne

  20. Dear Norm and family , please accept our condolences on the passing of our friend Elayne. We have lots of fond memories of our time spent in P.G. with Elayne and you. Our prayers are with you at this time.

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