Elizabeth R. Selzler was born in Odessa, Russia on September 27, 1912 and immigrated to canada in 1913. The family moved to Saskatchewan and Alberta, where Elizabeth grew up and worked. She moved to Kelowna, B.C. where she met Anthony Selzler and they were married on October 29, 1929. Anthony worked on Pridham Orchards and Elizabeth worked in packing houses and canneries after their children grew up.
They packed up and moved to Kersley where they purchased “K.H. Store” in 1952. Elizabeth, Anthony and Stanley ran the store until Anthony passed away in August 1969.
Elizabeth and Stanley with help from Richard continued to run store till 1974 when the store was sold.
Elizabeth moved back to Kelowna where she had many relatives and friends and was active in the Catholic Womens League.
She loved to travel and visited Italy, Switzerland, France, Australia and China also Eastern Canada and down the eastern coast of U.S.A.
In September of 2004 Elizabeth returned to Quesnel where she lived at Wildwood Assisted Living home.
From November 2004 to March of 2005 she lived with grandson, Dean (Marlene) and then moved to Dunrovin Park Lodge where she lived until her passing.
Elizabeth had many friends, relatives and step relatives. She will be missed by them all.
Elizabeth is lovingly remembered by: Sons Richard (Alice) Selzler and Stanley Selzler, daughter Diane McDougall, grandchildren,
Dean (Marlene) Selzler, Russell Selzler, Kevin Selzler, Christine Selzler, Justin McDougall, William (Shannon) McDougall. Great Grandchildren, Jessie Selzler, Tyler Selzler, Kayla Selzler, Matthew Selzler, Karli Selzler, Emilie McDougall, Great Great Grandchildren, Josia and Joel.
Elizabeth was pre-deceased by:
husband, Anthony Selzler (August 1, 1969), daughter-in-law Mary Selzler (October 29, 2008).
Many thanks to the loving staff at Dunrovin Park Lodge where Elizabeth lived for the last four years.
Funeral service was held on May 1st, 2009 at St. Ann’s catholic Church with Father Dale Normadeau officiating. A reception tea was provided by Catholic Women League at the Church hall.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honour Elizabeth’s memory, by way of donation, may do so to the Alzheimer Society of BC, or a charity of the donor’s choice.