Elaine came to the end of her journey on May 8, 2014. Elaine was born in Calgary on June 3, 1930. She married her first husband William George Taylor (Smiling Bill) in Calgary in 1949. Linda was born in 1950 and Wendy in 1952. The family moved to Victoria in 1960 and in 1961 settled in Courtenay. Without ever having seen a side of beef, Elaine and Bill bought local meat market, Central Cold Storage. Son, Rick was born in 1964. In 1966, the family started spending summers in a cabin at Kitty Coleman Beach where they had many happy memories and made lifetime friends. Linda married Richard Jancowski in 1968 and had twin daughters, Deborah and Sherrill in 1972. Deborah went on to marry Wade Bruns and had children Eva and Camron. Sherrill married Paul Weston and had daughter Molly. Bill passed away at the young age of 45 in 1975. In 1985, Wendy married Jim Nivins and settled in with him and his son Mike. Rick married Sibylle Jorger in 1997 and had two children, Clara and Stefan.
Elaine remarried in 1976 to Wayne Boden Beecroft. They bought Nu World of Awards in 1978 and Elaine was again part of the Comox Valley business community until 1992 when they retired. Elaine’s journey included many homes, uncountable RVs and thousands of kilometers of travel including down south where they spend their winters. Elaine had many hobbies and never missed her morning crossword puzzle. She was always enthusiastic, loved to laugh and “the coffee was always on.” We will miss her very much.
Elaine is also survived by her sister Jean (Mau) Reveyrand, brother Bob (Ruth) Wensrich and numerous family members from the Wensrich, Taylor and Beecroft families. Elaine is predeceased by her parents Charlie and Matilda Wensrich and her sister Alice (Hub) Wilson.
In lieu of flowers, Elaine requested donations be made to YANA, a local charity assisting sick children and their families. Http:// www.yanacomoxvalley.com. 495 Fitzgerald Avenue, Courtenay, B.C V9N 2R1.
You are welcome to come and share stories with family and friends on June 29th at 1pm at the Beecroft residence in Courtenay.