We regret to announce the passing of Elaine Mary Booth on November 7th, 2007 in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital at the age of 87 years. Elaine was very adaptable, emigrating to Canada from Sheffield, England with her family and raised as a city girl in Toronto, Ontario. Then, as a young wife and mother, she moved out west to B.C., first living on a farm at Baynes Lake, then in the mining towns of Trail and Kimberley, before spending six happy years in Hawaii. Returning to Canada to retire, Elaine resided in Castlegar and Kimberley before her final move to Vernon in 2002.
Elaine will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her daughters, Laurien (Ron) Friesan of Hills, B.C., and Lucy Booth-Jay (Gene Kushniruk) of Vernon, B.C.; one grandson, Aaron (Cindy) Friesan and two granddaughters, Summer Friesan of Richmond. B.C., and Carolyn Marie (Ron) Cook of Denver, Colorado.
Elaine was predeceased by her husband, William Booth in 1975; one son, Lance in 1990; and three brothers, Doug, Bill and Norm Usherwood of Toronto, Ontario.
Elaine enjoyed golfing, curling, and painting. She was an avid reader and loved her crossword puzzles. She nurtured her creative side with spending many satisfying hours in her garden.
Cremation preceded a private Celebration Of Elaine’s Life which will take place in Hills, B.C. at a later date. Flowers are gratefully declined. Cremation arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 (542-1187).
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the staff of 3 West and the Emergency Room of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital for their care and concern for Elaine.