Today’s post is a tribute to my late wife, Elsie, who we lost on this day in 2004. Elsie was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for 28 years until she passed in Ottawa after a lengthy illness. We were married in Penticton in Sep 1980 and our two wonderful children, Lindsay & Casey were born there. Elsie’s passions were her family, friends and career. I don’t ever remember seeing her without a smile on her face and she was always willing to help a friend in need.
Lindsay provided me with this great photo of a smiling Elsie while I am in Nova Scotia helping Chris deal with her family tragedy. It is never easy losing a loved one and losing one makes us appreciate life all the more, especially as we get older.
Elsie, you are much loved and we all miss you terribly.