Elizabeth Petersen

Elizabeth Petersen

April 4, 1926 – July 11, 2014

Elizabeth passed away on Friday evening at Terraceview Lodge.

She has been a resident of Terraceview Lodge for the past six years. She was very well cared for and visited by many long time friends and family. Elizabeth was a beloved and well known Teacher in the Terrace area for almost forty years and she touched many lives.

Elizabeth completed a Masters Degree in Bristol, England. She taught for four years before coming to Canada in 1954. She then moved to Quesnel and taught for one year before moving to Kitimat. In Kitimat she met Wayne and they married and homesteaded in Hazelton in 1958. They lived beside the Skeena River without power or running water until 1965. During that time three sons were born. Business and career aspirations predicated a move to Terrace where Elizabeth resumed teaching at Skeena and Thornhill Jr. High Schools.

Elizabeth was an avid gardener and she loved the outdoors, hiking and had a wealth of knowledge regarding Plants.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years Wayne, her sons Stephen (Clarann), John (Karen) and Andrew (Christine). Grandchildren Matthew, Benjamin, Myles, Nevin, Erin, Gregory and Jennifer.

A date for a Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Ahlzheimers Society of B.C. or the World Wildlife Federation Canada.

If you are a resident of Terrace please consider donating your time or talent as a volunteer of Terraceview Lodge.

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