March 15, 1921 – July 8, 2017
at the age of 96 years
Elsie passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side. Born in Croydon, England weighing only 2lb 4oz, she was the lone survivor of triplets. She came into the world with a determination and tenacity that lasted her lifetime. Moving to Canada in 1973 she settled in Calgary before coming to Salmon Arm in 2010 to live with her daughter. Pre deceased by husband Len in 2011, she was married 73 years. Elsie was a keen gardener, singer, painter, knitter, seamstress and crafter. She was the heart of the home and even though she loved many pursuits, none compared to being a wife and mother. Her laughter was infectious, her capacity for drinking tea enormous. Multitasking came naturally; she could read a ‘who dunnit’ whilst knitting, eating an apple and drinking a cuppa~ she called that relaxing.
Elsie leaves her three children Jean (Allan) Andrews, Vic (Glenda) Carr, Christine (Brad) Armstrong; eight Grandchildren, eight Great- Grandchildren and three Great Great Grandchildren. Elsie will rest along side Len at Mount Ida. Thank you to all the Community Care staff who helped us to keep her at home, we couldn’t have done it without you. If you want to remember Elsie, drop some coins into the Salvation Army kettle – she loved the way they sung.