January 11, 1941 – March 6, 2016. Mom, you left us far too soon. After a brief battle with cancer our amazing Mom passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by the love of her two daughters Valerie and Donna and her very special sisters Thea and Eileen. Sadly predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Benny (2013), her grandson Tyler Jacobsen (2009). Loved and remembered by her daughters, Valerie Jacobsen (Glen) and Donna Binns (Doug Panton), Granddaughter, Payton Jacobsen (Corbin), Great Grand daughter Tyler Hetherington, Brothers, Gerrit (Heep) and Pete ( Janet) and Sisters, Thea and Eileen (Don), Sister in-law Jane, many nieces and nephews and also predeceased by brother Dick.

What we will miss most is her busy energy and the way she bustled around caring for us and taking care of everything. Although she missed Benny, she continued to travel, enjoyed her morning walks with friends, volunteered at Echo Sunshine Club, spent fun card making weekends with sisters and loved her lake time. Special thanks to Dr. DeWitt and to the wonderful neighbours for all their caring and support.

Following Elsie’s wishes, a memorial tea will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Italian Hall, 4065-6th Avenue, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 6M4.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Elsie to the Ty Watson House, 2649 – 2nd Avenue, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 1Z8.

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