April 29th, 1915 – October 25th, 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our wonderful Mom Elsie Hames; beloved Nana, Great & Great Great Grandma and a dear friend to many. Elsie passed away peacefully on October 25, 2014 at St. Joseph’s TCU. Elsie is predeceased by her husband Harold and son Lawrence, son-in-law David (Sonny) Jones, parents Sydney & Edith, siblings Lawrence, Winifred, Arthur, William, Betty, Harold, Stanley & Eric. She is survived by her sister Norma, daughter Betty-Lou, son Ronald (Debra), Kenneth (Susan); Grandchildren Cheryl , Corinne, Kari, Kevin, Erin & Ashley; Great Grandchildren, Amanda, Selena, Sarah, Jayden, Austin & Logan; Great Great Granddaughter Taylor.
Elsie was born in Grateayton England and came to the Comox Valley in 1920 with her parents Sydney & Edith, they built a farm in Dove Creek where they raised their children. Elsie married the love of her life Harold on November 30, 1937 and they made Courtenay their home. Mom & Dad celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 1997 at the Courtney Fish & Game with their many family & friends.
Elsie had so many interests, she loved to camp and travel but her true passion was the Fraternal Order of Eagles to which she threw her heart and soul into since she became a member in 1952. On August 21, 2012 the Campbell River Eagles Ladies Auxiliary held a dinner & special recognition was given to Elsie who had been a charter member for 60 years, she had accumulated 7 past president pins and was so very proud of each and every one.
The most important part of Mom’s life was her Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren, she cherished every visit and every phone call, and she even got to face time the great grandchildren back in Saskatchewan. She was blessed to have had the opportunity to know her Great Great Granddaughter Taylor and loved their visits together.
The family gives special thanks to Dr. Winter & Weins for all of the care and the compassion that you showed Mom over the last few years, you’re patience & understanding will never be forgotten. Also special thanks to the entire staff at Comox Valley Seniors Village, you are all amazing, thank you for making a difference in not only Mom’s life but to her children as well. To the staff at the TCU ward at St. Joseph’s, although Mom was not in your care for long, thank you for your kindness and support during her last few weeks.
A celebration of life will be held on November 10th at 1:00 pm at Piercy’s Mt. Washington Funeral Home, 440 England Ave. Courtenay, BC , tea to follow.