October 11, 1930 - May 26, 2016
Estabrooks – Elsie Aileen Ellorient Vane (née Rogers)
The family is saddened to announce Elsie’s passing at Extendicare Starwood Home, Ottawa, on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at the age of 85. Predeceased by her husband of 43 years, W. Russell Estabrooks and her brother David Rogers. Lovingly remembered by her children Bill (Barb), John (Judy), Mary O’Loughlin (John), David (Loretta); her grandchildren Jason (Andrea), Jen, Laura (Mat), Kim (Derek), Chris; and great grandchildren Samantha, Cameron, Alex, Ryleigh, Eli, Sawyer and Savannah. Will also be missed by her brother Lee (Sue) and sister-in-law Helen. Elsie had a long career with Sears and Eaton’s in Clinton, Ont and Ottawa. She also had a second career as an Armed Forces wife and when you are an Armed Forces wife you might as well be enlisted. She understood every element of the armed forces including their values, protocols and ranking system. During her time as part of the armed forces, she lived in St. Margaret’s, N.B., Clinton, Ontario (twice), Metz, France, and Carp, Ontario where she retired as an Armed Forces wife. She was an accomplished seamstress, knitter, crocheter and quilter. Over the years, she was active in the Richmond Legion and St. Paul’s United Church – meaningful parts of her life. Most recently she had been wrestling with Alzheimer’s and fought it bravely to the end. Her children wish to express special thanks to staff at Extendicare Starwood, Ottawa and Richmond Care Home, Richmond, who all contributed to making her final years peaceful and full of dignity. Private interment in Fielding, N.B. at a later date. For those wishing to do so, a donation to Extendicare Starwood or Richmond Care Home would be appreciated by the family.