Elsie Rose Margaret DeNeef 1937 — 2019

Elsie Rose Margaret DeNeef

February 10, 1937- August 6, 2019

 It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our Mom, Elsie on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops. She was born on February 10, 1937 in Saint John, New Brunswick. Elsie was predeceased by her parents William Arseneau & Helen Arseneau. Mom was one of 9 siblings, all from the East coast of Canada.

Leaving the east coast after she met & married Gerald DeNeef, they made their home in Kamloops. In later years, Mom lived in Spruce Grove & Maple Ridge before returning back to Kamloops to be near family.

Elsie is survived by her 3 daughters, Debbie (Jerry) Jones, Elizabeth (Dave) Williams, Karen (Ken) Wilk. Grandchildren: Christine (Joey) Legualt, Kevin (Becky) Kwitkowski, Lyndsay (Toby) King, Tyler (Darcy) Wilk. Great grandchildren, Sophie, Abbey, Kaitlyn, Daniel, Kipton and Hudson.

Elsie also leaves many extended family members and dear friends. One of them being Louise Pehota, a friendship over the past 50 years, still sharing stories and visits in the last days.

Mom was a passionate volunteer. She loved being part of the Food Bank, Senior Centre and Crime Stoppers. There she met many new friends whom she spent many hours laughing and socializing with.

At Moms request, there will be no formal gathering. She was loved and will be missed by her family & friends.

The family would like to thank all the health care people that have looked after mom over the last ten months and a special heartfelt thank you to Dr. Arduini, Dr. McKenney and the 4th floor nursing staff for their compassion and professionalism toward both mom and our family during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kamloops Food Bank & Crime Stoppers in Mom’s name.

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6 Tributes

  1. Mary Laurila
    Posted August 12, 2019 at 5:03 pm | Permalink

    sending our condolences to all the family and friends As you remember your Mother We hope time will bring you comfort and Healing

  2. Karen Bell
    Posted August 13, 2019 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

    Hello my name Karen Bell, and I met your wonderful mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother when I worked at the Food Bank 2005,2006,and 2007. Elsie was an awesome person, and I also got to enjoy being around her a few times in the years after 2007. I’m very sorry for your loss. Elsie’s spirit will live on.

  3. Patricia Oram Larsen
    Posted August 15, 2019 at 10:54 am | Permalink

    My heart is saddened by your huge loss. My first introduction to Elsie was being a pen pal. Her husband was my cousins and we connected from the start in late 50.,s. She was an avid knitter and made me two babies outfits, before we even met.
    Elsie had such a warm heart. You could always depend on her in your need.
    I feel so blessed in our friendship. A huge loss to her three beautiful daughter and family. Elsie is now at peace but her memories are forever… I can picture her at Debbies Home when we had a girls sleep over….but not much sleep, just too many stories to tell.
    Hugs to all and our stories will continue.
    Love Cousin Pat Oram Larsen.

  4. Arleen Ellison
    Posted August 16, 2019 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    Sending ❤️Felt condolences to you all. I am thankful for
    All the treasured memories
    Hugs and love

  5. Arleen Ellison
    Posted August 16, 2019 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    ❤️Family are like stars ⭐️ you don’t always see t
    them but you know they are there. ❤️

  6. Judi Klontz
    Posted August 21, 2019 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    Debbie (and families), so sad to read of the passing of your mother. I hope that your memories are a comfort to you now and in the future.
    In my thoughts
    Judi Klontz

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