Elsie Rasmussen (Heikkila)
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March 22, 1921 to April 25, 2014
Elsie Rasmussen, formerly of Perdue, passed away peacefully at Stensrud Lodge, Saskatoon at the age of 93. She was born on the family homestead near Eckville, AB, to John and Susanna Heikkila. She left the farm to work in Banff and Calgary where she met Stener Rasmussen. They married in 1954 and settled in Perdue to farm and raise their family. She is predeceased by her husband; siblings and their spouses: Hilda and Harold (Hawkins), Elmer, Ted, Jean and Henry (Heitala), Bill, George, Eddie, and Henry. Elsie is survived by her son Gerald (Heather) Rasmussen; daughter Janet (Brad Hewlett); grandsons, Shaun, Alan and Curtis Hewlett; and great-grandaughter Davita; as well as many nieces and nephews. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Thursday, May 1 at Saskatoon Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. with a lunch to follow. A Private Interment will follow at Leney Cemetery. The family appreciates the care provided at Stensrud Lodge and the many years of care received by the staff at the Saskatoon Community Clinic. In lieu of flowers, memorials donations would be appreciated to the clinic (455 – 2nd Avenue N, Saskatoon, SK S7k 2C2). Condolences may be emailed to email@example.com Arrangements are entrusted to the SASKATOON FUNERAL HOME, (306) 244-5577.
Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix on Apr. 29, 2014