Elsie Needoba

We regret to announce the passing of our dear mother, Elsie Needoba, on March 8, 2007, at the age of 87. She passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, at Pleasant Valley Manor where she had resided for the past six and 1?2 years.

Mom was predeceased by her devoted husband Lesly and will be deeply missed by her four children Gerry (Elmer) Cucheron of Armstrong, Shirley (Garnet) States of Armstrong, Janet (Fred) McCullough of Duncan, and Bill (Mary) Needoba of Burnaby.

She will be affectionately remembered by her eight grandchildren: Todd (Lori) Cucheron, Kevin (Jill) Cucheron, Lorenna (Steve) Dubland, Jacqui (Wade) Schneider, Brent (Tracey) McCullough, Darren (Shelli) McCullough, Shannon (Jared) Wight, and Michael McCullough (fiancé Julianne) and twelve great-grandchildren Justine Cucheron, Rachel Cucheron, Nathanael and Austin Dubland, Lauren, Conner, Kaylee, and Jordan McCullough, and Noelle, Bergen, Emma, and Tate McCullough. She also leaves to mourn many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and friends.

Mom was the last survivor of seven daughters born to Richard and Elizabeth Thomas, long-time residents of Armstrong. Mom grew up in Armstrong, married Lesly, raised their family on Grandview Flats and later retired at the home they built on Van Kleeck Ave.

She was a wonderful cook and homemaker, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, always focusing on the positive side of life. Our mother’s life was characterized by faith, hope, and love.

Our mother had faith: a strong basic faith that carried her through life.

Our mother had hope: a hope that encouraged and comforted her husband and children.

Our mother had love: and enduring love that she imparted all the days of her life.

Of the three the greatest was her love.

A memorial service will be held at Zion United Church in Armstrong on Thursday, March 15, 2007 at 10:00 AM with Reverends Lorraine Powell and Ted Roworth officiating. Internment will be in the Armstrong Spallumcheen Cemetery beside her husband Lesly. A reception will follow at Zion United Church Hall and all are welcome to attend. Personal Alternative Funeral Services, Armstrong, 546-7237, are in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Pleasant Valley Manor or the Alzheimer’s Society of BC.

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