Elsie Viola Larson

April 30, 1925 – December 25, 2003

God saw you getting tired,

And the cure was not to be

So He wrapped you in His loving arms

And whispered, “Come with Me”.

You suffered in silence

Your spirit did not bend

You faced every day with courage

Until the very end

You tried so hard to stay with us

Your fight was all in vain

God took you in His loving arms

And saved you from the pain.

Elsie was born in Edberg, Alberta. She passed away unexpected Christmas morning at Queens Park Hospital, New Westminster, BC. She had battled courageously with MS for over 40 years.

Elsie moved to Terrace with her husband Norman and their three children in 1952. Elsie had been a schoolteacher in Edberg but after a few years in Terrace she decided to continue her education. She went to UBC and returned to Terrace to begin her new career as a social worker. She was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary and President of the Order of the Royal Purple. Her volunteer work was just a part of her busy schedule. She loved her gardening in the summer and curling in the winter. As her MS progressed she retired and moved to New Westminster where she enjoyed gardening in a warmer climate. After many years and when everything became more difficult she moved into Queens Park. She never gave up her battle with MS and was always cheerful, loving and caring to all.

Elsie will be sadly missed by her sons Keith (Sharon) Larson, Wayne Larson and her daughter Marilyn (Terry) Bennett, grandchildren, great grandchildren, her two sisters Sylvia and Myrtle, nieces, nephews and many friends. Predeceased by her parents, husband Norman, brothers Murray, Donald, and sister Gladys.

Forever in our Hearts

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