Passed away peacefully at Prince George Hospice House (where Angels work)at age 94. Predeceased by husband: Chris (1986); son: Bob 2004; brothers and sister in law: Les (Ethel), Bill, Ross (Sonja), Russell, Jim (Evelyn), Don (Violet) and sister Yvonne. Survived by sister: Luena (Garth); sister in law: Irene Rigler; son: Don (Sharon); daughter: Dorothy (Allan) Wilson; son: David (Beatrice); nine grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; 1 great, great grandchild; numerous other relatives and friends. Elva was born in Ireland and came to Canada with her parents at the age of 3 months. The family then settled in Prince George and area; Mother received her teaching certificate at Normal School in Vancouver. She started teaching at Strathnaver in 1940, where she met her husband Chris. They were married December 23, 1941 and raised their family on the farm. She was happiest when surrounded by family and friends and when helping and giving to others. Writing poems was one of her favorite pastimes. She wrote her special books of poetry that related to everyday living. The family is blessed to have had such a wonderful,
loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great, great grandmother. Funeral Service was held on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm from First Baptist Church, Prince George. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to PG Hospice House.
“A life well lived and she will be missed”