August 20, 1925 – October 21, 2011
Elsie Higgins passed away peacefully at 86 years of age in the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home in Kamloops from complications of congestive heart disease. Throughout her varied and creative life, Elsie was a cook, rancher, licensed hunting guide, seamstress, skilled Scrabble player, loving mother; sometimes all at the same time. She made lifelong friendships in the Cariboo, the Peace River, and finally Kamloops, where she had made her home for the past ten years.
Elsie is survived by her daughter Betty Schleif, son Roger, granddaughter Donette Love, great-granddaughter Kristin Love, sister Stella Moutray and brothers Peter, Mike, Jim, Larry, Ed, Roman and Robert Herchak. She is predeceased by her son Peter, ex-husband Cecil, her beloved partner Ray Richter, and brothers Sam, Wilbert and Leonard Herchak.
A Memorial celebration will be held at the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.
Donations in Elsie’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or to the MS Society of Canada.
Arrangements entrusted to
Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577
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