June 29, 1919 – September 17, 2007
Elli Onsorge passed away peacefully at Pleasant Valley Manor, in Armstrong, on Monday, September 17th, 2007 at the age of 88 years. She is predeceased by her husband, George, of 63 years and her eldest son, Monty (Lori). Elli was born in Jarplund, Germany where she resided until immigrating to Canada in 1952. Elli worked very successfully as a realtor until her retirement in 1980 and she was actively involved in Christian service in her church and with youth clubs and camps. Elli and George traveled extensively and maintained a lovely vacation home on Savary Island where Elli shared her gift of hospitality with friends and family alike. She was famous for cooking tirelessly. No one went hungry in her home. As their advancing age made island living more challenging, Elli and George relocated to Vernon to be closer to their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Elli is survived by her sons, Ulli (Patti) and Ben (Marie); her daughter-in-law Lori; her grandchildren, Alan (Michelle), Susan (Kerry), Sonja (Herb), Teresa, Tod (Heather), Stephen (Karyn), Lisa (Steve); and her great-vgrandchildren, Rachael, Michael, Caleb, Sarah, Katelyn, Samuel, Danielle, Luke, Madeleine, Chloe, Gavin, and Noah. Elli leaves behind a rich legacy of wonderful memories founded in faith and family. She will be deeply missed. A memorial celebration will take place Saturday, September 29th, 2007 at her son’s home at 729 Hart Lane, Vernon at 2pm. Arrangements and cremation have been entrusted to Bethel Funeral Chapel.