Elsie O’Brien passed away on Monday, October 2, 2006 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox, BC at the age of 79 years.
Elsie was predeceased by her parents Alexander and Lydia Konrad, her husband Robert J. O’Brien and her brother Eric Konrad.
She is survived by her eight children: Margaret (Dennis) Grantham, Kelly (Neil) Bumstead, Sharon (Frank) Stone of Edmonton, AB, Denise O’Brien, Robert P. O’Brien, Mary-Anne (John) O’Brien, Tim O’Brien of Comox, BC and Jo (David) Swartos of Blaine, WA. Elsie leaves behind fifteen grandchildren: Nicole, Bill, Dennis, Shauna, Christopher, Conner, Sean, Clancy, Dylan, Tyler, Candace, Codi, Regis, Thoren and Toni; as well as six great-grandchildren: Kitara, Tynen, Terrance, Aurora, Alexander, Leighann. Elsie is also survived by her five sisters: Vi, Margaret, Freddy, Helen and Mel. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and extended family.
Elsie was born in Edmonton, AB on March 19, 1927. Elsie was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend and she will be greatly missed. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary in Comox, BC and also Edmonton, AB.
A Celebration of Elsie’s life will be held at 1916 Robb Avenue, Comox, BC on Saturday, October 7, 2006 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Elsie’s memory to the charity of your choice. YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM, 338-2922 in care of arrangements.