October 9, 1934 – December 16, 2021
Mom was peacefully ushered in to the presence of Jesus on December 16, 2021 at 11:30 a.m.
She will be sorely missed by her kids, Dale and Brian, her grandkids, Joshua and Jordan, her great-grandkids, Bea, Lucy and Benny, her brother Ed, spouses, extended family members, friends who she considered her adoptive family, and many others.
Her cheerful and winsome personality, as well as her kindness and thoughtfulness, will be fondly remembered.
Mom had a large sphere of influence and was well-respected in her church and community. For a time, she helped teach at a ladies fellowship group at her church and was involved in many other church ministry opportunities over the years. She was also a prayer warrior and had great influence in the spiritual realm to which her boys can testify.
Mom spent her childhood in Drake, Saskatchewan, where was born as Elsie Krahn on October 9, 1934. When the family moved to Winnipeg, she worked for a time at the Saskatchewan telephone company until her marriage to Jim Brown in 1954.
During the summers, mom would take the train from Winnipeg to B.C. to visit her sister Anne in Yarrow, B.C. That’s where she met Jim. After their marriage, Jim and Elsie lived in Yarrow for 32 years. Mom is remembered as a beloved Sunday school teacher in the Yarrow Alliance Church. She loved to sing and sang for many years in the church choir, first in Yarrow, and then in the Abbotsford Seven Oaks Alliance church after mom and dad moved to Abbotsford in 1986.
Mom worked for more than 20 years at Eaton’s Department store, becoming a department manager there.
After dad passed away in 2017, mom enjoyed interacting with friends and volunteering in the office at Garden Park Towers, where she lived.
Mom would daily look up at the clouds from her sixteenth floor apartment window and long for the day when Jesus will catch up all of us who know Him to see Him as he is and be with Him forever.
“The Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, so we will always be with the Lord.” 1 Thessalonians 4: 16-17 ESV
A private family graveside service will take place at Maclure Road Mennonite Cemetery on Thursday December 23, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. A memorial service will be held for mom on Saturday January 8, 2022, at 1:00 p.m., in the chapel at Seven Oaks Alliance Church, 2575 Gladwin Road in Abbotsford.Obituary-
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