ELSIE MARIE ECKERT, of Coalhurst, Alberta, formerly of the Malakwa (B.C.) area of the Shuswap, succumbed in her sleep on Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 at the age of 74 years.

Elsie was predeceased by her husband Alfred Eckert, sister, Hilda Cancelliere and brother Victor Erikson.

She is survived by her two sons, Dale (& special friend Angela) of Powell River, B.C. and Kelly (Marina) of Coalhurst; two grandchildren, Randal & Matthew of Coalhurst; two brothers, Emil and Clarence, both of Salmon Arm, B.C. She is also survived by her special friends, Esther Erikson of Sicamous, B.C., Elmer (Agnes) Kari of Calgary, Alberta, and numerous nieces & nephews.

Her love of life and people touched the lives of all those who knew her. She touched us all and our time with her was marvelous. Elsie was very dedicated to her family and friends. For the past 15 years she lived in Coalhurst to be close to her two grandchildren, Randal & Matt. She will be missed by all who knew her.

No funeral will be held. Cremation has taken place and a private interment will be held at a later date in the Shuswap.

In memory of Elsie, contributions may be made to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, 301, 620 – Colbourne St., London, Ontario N6B 3R9.

Honoured to serve the family, CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1.

Telephone 403-381-7777. E-mail: care@cornerstonefh.ca

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