Born April 13, 1917 in Winnipeg MB ~ died November 09, 2014 in Victoria BC.
After a brief illness, Elaine passed away peacefully with her family by her side. Elaine was raised in Winnipeg where she entered nursing at Grace Hospital. Elaine worked as an RN in Winnipeg, then moved to BC where she met her husband Harold in Hazelton. They were married in New Westminster where Elaine continued nursing and lived there until they moved to Rossland in 1946. There they raised 8 children and enjoyed life for the next 55 years. Elaine and Harold helped found the West Kootenay Handicapped Society and were both very active with Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Elaine returned to nursing in 1970 until she retired in 1982. After Harold’s death, Elaine moved to Victoria where she continued to enjoy life with her numerous family members. Elaine will be sadly missed by her children: Mary (Frank Csordas), Margaret (Brian Webb), John (Diane Mailey), Michael, Neal (Judy Grant), David (Kim), and Laura (Ron Balanko), her sister Grace Wickward, brother Gordon Litster, 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Harold, daughter Joan, sister Mary and brother Fred.
A graveside will take place on Thursday, November 20 at 12:00pm at the Mountainview Cemetery in Rossland BC, after all are invited to a time of refreshment and fellowship at Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services, 1298 Pine Avenue, Trail, BC.