ROO, SARAH Elaine (nee SIMMONS) – December 30, 1939 – March 16, 2014
Elaine passed away peacefully at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on the evening of Sunday, March 16 after a courageous year-long battle with cancer.
She was predeceased by her parents William and Edna Simmons and by brothers Bill, Carl and Art. She is survived by her devoted son Howard Roo, her brother Jim Simmons (Mona),her sister Elnora Simmons, nephews Joe and Ed Simmons, niece Esther Endersby, sisters-in-law Ruth and Verona Simmons, many great nieces and nephews, and former husband, Brian Roo.
Elaine was born in Elko, B.C. and moved with her family to Salmo in 1952. She moved to the west coast, married, and settled in the little seaside town of White Rock in 1964. She worked for more than twenty years at the Bank of B.C. (later the Hong Kong Bank of Canada) in White Rock with her best friend, Betty Devaney. She was revered by the bank’s many elderly clients for her friendly, efficient and patient manner. She retired in 1997 and moved to Salmo in 2002 to be close to her family.
Elaine was gregarious, fun-loving, a people person, an avid reader, a puzzle solver, a lover of cats and an excellent mother. She loved her 38 years on Sunset Drive in White Rock with her cats, Tinker and Pirate, watching the storms racing across Semiahmoo Bay and revelling in the spectacular sunsets. Elaine will be missed by all who knew her.
At Elaine`s request there will be no service. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca