ELAINE RACHEL ASHBY
Born In: Melville, Saskatchewan, Canada
Born: February 25th, 1925
Passed in: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: July 14th, 2012
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother at age 87, in Kamloops, B.C.
Elaine was predeceased by her husband Leonard Ashby and their daughter, Judith Gail (Ashby) Roberts.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Carolyn Sherrell and Kate Ashby (Ellis Stanchfield). Her grandchildren Melissa Williams (Blake), Bryan Sherrell (Kathy), Rebecca Roberts (Ryan), Craig Roberts (Alison), Ryan Stack (Danielle) and Darryl Stack (Taymer). Also left to remember her are her sisters and brother, great grandchildren and many friends.
Born in Melville, Saskatchewan, Elaine met and married Len at a Military Air Base during World War II. Mom was a "Rosie the Riveter" and Dad was an Aircraft Engineer. After World War II they moved from Edmonton to the Okanagan and then finally to the Vancouver area to settle in Ladner, B.C. where they raised their children.
In retirement, Mom enjoyed winters in Quartzite, Arizona and summers at the lake property in Tulameen, B.C. Mom was the consummate host entertaining and organizing pot luck dinners, enjoying family, friends and neighbours and, of course, a good game of bridge, whist or teaching Skippo to the grandchildren.
In 1989 Elaine and Len moved to Kamloops to be closer to their family. They enjoyed their home overlooking the river and while dad tinkered on the property, mom became involved with the Seniors Group at the Cottonwood Centre. Later moving there to live after Dad passed. But mostly, she devoted her love and time to her family.
Her most treasured and cherished possessions were her children, taking pride in all their activities, their families, and accomplishments.
She was the most beautiful, dedicated mother anyone could ever have. She will be in our hearts forever.
Take care, mom... and enjoy your days in Heaven with Dad and Judy.
In Celebration of Elaine's life, a service will be held at 3:00 p.m., on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at the Hamlets at Westsyde, 3255 Overlander Drive, Kamloops, B.C.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity of your choice on behalf of Elaine and her grandson Darryl Stack, would be appreciated.
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