FRY, Elma Hazel (nee Ashforth)
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January 6, 1922 – June 30, 2013
It is with great sadness, but acceptance that we announce the passing of Elma. Elma is reunited with her beloved Tom. Left with many wonderful memories are her children, Judy (Dick), Ann, Brenda (Klaus) and Eric (Sandy). Also touched by this loss are her grandchildren, Rob, Jennifer, Eric, Matthew, Jackie, Katrina and Kelly and great- grandsons Brandon and Rayden. Survived by sister-in-law, Elizabeth and Ashforth nieces and nephews. Elma served in the Army and worked at the Min. Of Inf. Elma and Tom immigrated to Canada in 1954 to an unlikely location for a chartered accountant and his wife from England: Quesnel BC. They moved to various locations while Elma kept calm, and carried on. With her inherent Ashforth ability to stimulate discourse in any gathering, "Ellie" was always the bright light in any room she entered. Her reflections engaged even the younger Frys and in-laws. She also had a keen ability to listen, empathize and advise. She made many good friends over the years, hairdressers, restaurateurs, and accountants. In her world, all were invited, and everyone's experiences were accepted and treasured. This principle is proudly passed on through her children. With typical English resilience, Elma seldom spoke of past hardships. The family would like to thank all the staff at the Kiwanis Care Centre in North Vancouver, for their care and compassion over the past 8 years. We would also like to thank Anna for her devoted companion care. All who knew her will miss her presence. Cheerio, Elma. A celebration of life will be held at a later time, however it would be appreciated if friends would share their personal reflections of Ellie on the Memorial Page of this paper (Remembering.ca). Donations in lieu of flowers to Kiwanis Care Centre. Online condolences can be sent to www. legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on July 6, 2013