Elsie Erickson (nee de Jong)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing away of Elsie de Jong Erickson on February 14, 2017. Elsie was born in the Netherlands on March 17, 1952 and immigrated to Summerland, BC when she was one year old with her four brothers and her parents. In 1954 the family moved to Terrace BC to begin farming on the land that is now De Jong Crescent. Elsie became a horsewoman, a farmer, an avid gardener and also drove transit bus in Terrace for many years. In Elsie’s later years, after having developed multiple sclerosis at the age 35, she spent the latter portion of her life being supported by the excellent staff at Terraceview Lodge.

Elsie is predeceased by her parents Jacob and Nell de Jong, her four brothers Bill, Leo, Jake, and Albert, and her husband David R. Erickson. She is survived by her three children Charity, David, and Corina (Kevin) and by her partner Jerry Haugland.

Please come and help us pay our respects to Elsie at her memorial at the Skeena Valley Golf and Country Club on March 7, 2017 at 1pm.

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