Elsie Elizabeth

“I am the soft stars that shine at night”.

Born April 21, 1924 in Keighley Yorkshire England to Susan and Lewis Crabtree.

Passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2004 at the Cowichan District Hospital. Dear Mother of Carollyne (Amanda and Tim) of Chemainus, Michael (Wendy, Jamie, Hayley and Michelle) of Ladysmith and Barry (Sylvia) of Gagetown, New Brunswick. Elsie taught school for many years in Ontario, and was drawn to Chemainus after retiring in 1989. She loved being by the ocean in Chemainus in her retirement years and was active in the community as long as she was able.

A Memorial Service was held at the St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church in Chemainus on Monday, March 8, 2004 at 1:00 pm. Interment to follow at a later time in Chemainus Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations made to a favourite charity will be appreciated. We love you and miss you.

God Saw You Getting Tired.

God saw you getting tired

When a cure was not to be

So he closed his arms around you

And Whispered, “Come to Me”.

You didn’t deserve, what you went through

So he gave you rest

God’s gardens must be beautiful

He only takes the best.

And when we saw you sleeping

So peacefully and free from pain

We could not wish you back,

To suffer that again.

First Memorial Funeral Services


Ladysmith Chronicle

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