December 29, 1945 – June 13, 2023
In Loving Memory ~
It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and niece.
Elaine was born in Nelson, BC. She was the third daughter to the family of George and Julia Gretchen of Glade, B.C. Elaine grew up in Glade and was educated in Glade, Tarrys and in Castlegar at Stanley Humphries Senior Secondary. It was at S.H.S.S. where she first met Walter.
As a teenager, she and some friends traveled to Summerland, B.C. for work in the canneries over summer holidays. In 1964 she and Walter married. They raised two daughters. When the children were old enough, Elaine went back to school and completed a college course in Trail which helped her get a job at Safeway in Castlegar. She would work there until retirement.
Elaine was predeceased by her parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins and a brother-in-law.
She is survived by her husband, Walter, daughter Susan (Denis), granddaughter Jenna, daughter Lori (Bryan), granddaughter Rachel and grandson Reid. Also, her sister Agnes, Carol (George), Louise (Larry) and brother Bob (Karen) and all the nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Elaine requested to be cremated with no service and a family celebration of life at a later time.
Elaine’s family wishes to thank Dr. Smart, the entire staff and caretakers of Talarico Place for the compassionate care she received.
To leave a personal message of condolence, please go to www.castlegarfuneral.com
Castlegar Funeral ChapelObituary-
- Support Centre
- Contact Us