Elsie Eugenie Ward


Elsie Eugenie

It is with a great deal of sadness that I announce the passing of my darling mother on November 24th, 2014 at the age of 94. After a month in hospital with pneumonia compromised by congestive heart failure and lung cancer, she died peacefully in her sleep at Moog and Friends Hospice. Elsie was born in Liverpool England on August 1st, 1920. She is pre-deceased by all of her siblings, Jim, Jessie, Stan and Olive DeWitte and her husband, Len. She is survived by her daughter, Loro Tylor, of Penticton. She moved to Canada in 1981 with her husband to be closer to her daughter in Calgary and her two brothers. Divorced in 1983, she moved to Kelowna in 1989, then on to Penticton in 2000. During the war she served in Air Traffic Control. She had a very sharp mind, and this she attributed to doing several crossword puzzles every day. She also loved to read, enjoyed her TV shows, and spending daily time with her daughter who also took her on holidays and outings. She was happy and content. I miss her so much, not only was she my mother, she was my very best friend and companion. I am blessed to have had her for so long. Her spirit is now free and at peace. I am so grateful to the staff at Penticton Regional Hospital and Moog’s Hospice for their care of her, and also to Lesley Luff at Credible Cremations who has been incredibly kind and helpful. A private service will be held later in the month.

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