Elsie passed away December 13, 2004, at the age of 82 after a lengthy battle with cancer. She is survived by her sons
Mel (Shawn), Gary (Marlene), Glen (Heather) and is predeceased by her husband David and adopted son Douglas. Mom has 7 grandchildren, David (Scarlett), Deanna, Lori Michielin (Rob), Jamie, Keenan, Mason and Desiree; five great grand children, Lexi, Payton, Maleana, Saja and Teddy. She also leaves behind her brother, Albert Kuyath (Marie) of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and her sister, Freda Mason of Rockwell, Texas.
Mom was bom in Sutherland, Saskatchewan, June 15, 1922. She married Dad in 1945 and a year later they came to BC on the back of Dad’s motorbike. They resided in Port Coquitlam until 1960 and then moved to Terrace. Mom was an active member in the Royal Purple and the Happy Gang Center. She was also a volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society.
Cremation was at MacKay’s Funeral Home and the funeral service was at the Thomhill Community Church on December 18, 2004.
The family would like to thank the Ladies of the Royal Purple #216, The Elks #425 and the members of the Happy Gang Center for their kindness and support during this difficult time.
We would also like to say a special thank you to Dr. Appleton and all of the nurses and staff of Mills Memorial Hospital for all of their kindness, consideration and caring. And a heart felt thanks to Captains Dave Moulton and Tom Harris and Pastor Rob Brinson for their many visits and comforting words with Mom.
Glen and Heather would like to extend their thanks to all our friends that helped with Mom during her illness, Ken and Kerry Palagian, Bruce and Kyla Campbell, Vi Bonick, Shirley Kormendy, Pat Zaporzan, Sue Ferritti, Rita Strymecki, Kathy Christie, Cathy Kuzyk and many, many others. To everyone for all of the food, flowers, cards and calls. To Rob Brinson for doing Mom’s eulogy; and our sons Mason (for being so brave and getting up in front of everyone and saying how much you love and miss Gramma; you have her strength, she’d be so proud) and Keenan (for being there when we needed you; you’re an amazing son and big brother).
Kerry, Joyce and Marni, thank you for your shoulders. You all have a special place in our hearts.
We would also like to thank our employers, Dr. Mark Forgie, Lakelse Dental and Bill Burlon
(who suddenly passed away shortly after Mom; our thoughts and prayers are with his family) Huckleberry Mines; supervisors and co-workers for all their patience, understanding and support throughout Mom’s illness. Mom has some very special friends and we thank each and every one of you. Glen and Heather