Elizabeth passed away peacefully after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born in Leeds, England to her British mother Annie and her Canadian soldier father Peter in 1944. Elizabeth immigrated to Canada at two years of age with her parents. She was raised in a suburb of Toronto. She married and had two children – Alex and Liza.
Her second marriage was to Charles Bouchard in 1979 at New Westminster. They resided in Coquitlam, Green Lake, Armstrong and finally Enderby. Elizabeth worked for the Federal Penal System and then for the RCMP; first in E Division Headquarters in Vancouver and then as a clerk for the Armstrong RCMP Detachment for ten years.
Elizabeth enjoyed camping, fishing, snowmobiling and travelling. She travelled to Alaska, the Yukon and a trip to Inuvik and Tuktoyuktuk. She visited every Canadian province as well as all the Northern US states. She also visited relatives in England and travelled to France.
In the last five years Elizabeth has been wintering in California and from there went on two cruises to western Mexico as well as a cruise through the Panama Canal, Costa Rica, Jamaica and on to the Dominican Republic last winter. Elizabeth also put in many hours volunteering for the Armstrong Lions Club.
Elizabeth was a very special wife, mother and auntie who will be greatly missed by her loving husband Charles; her two children Alex Adam (Jo-Ann) from Kelowna and Liza from Vancouver; her brother Donald McLaren (Sandy); her sister Penny Kersweg (Frank); her special cousins Peter Nothard (Aggie); sister-in-law Cecile Champange; brothers-in-law Fred, Floyd (Evelyn) and Armand (Alice) Bouchard; her ex mother-in-law Jean Adams. She is also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, many nieces and nephews as well as many dear friends.
As per Elizabeth’s wishes, there will be no formal service at this time. She will be laid to rest in the Enderby cemetery and there will be a Celebration of Life at a later date.
Special thanks to all who cared for Elizabeth throughout her illness at VJH, KGH, and especially the nurses and aides at Parkview Place in Enderby. Also special thanks to all her friends who made it a point to visit her during her illness and to those who helped console her family.