Shared from Facebook by younger son, Kent,
|VERA JEAN ELLASCHUK|
subsequently he added,
"My mother died today. She was a decent, generous person. Passionate about social justice and unyielding in her belief we should talk through differences. She donated to many, many charities and wrote letters on behalf of Amnesty International. She wrote to politicians.....
Vera Ellaschuk continued in the air force and helped her nieces become educated back home.
One pleasant visitation included the movie, "Rhapsody in Blue," below:
Vera helped many relatives and friends but built her own life. She married and raised her family in B.C. Her son, Kent, continued,
"This last ten years, she has lived near me in Victoria, (B.C.) She was independent through all her life, even to the very end. We played crib, every week and of the last nine games we played, she took seven and even skunked me on one.... (Sundays they shared dinner)
"Sadly, last Friday, she had a gall bladder attack...." An operation ensued. She recovered well looking forward to going home but died of a stroke Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014.
Her first child, Lorne, the older of her two children, has written many things. His shall be the final comment in this posting from an email, "A pretty dreary Christmas and New Year's here, but I expect it will get a bit better with time."