Elsie Thurston (1924 - 2017)

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February 29, 1924 - November 9, 2017
Elsie Thurston passed peacefully at Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta,
on November 9th, 2017. Born on February 29th in a leap year, Elsie was in her
93rd year, although she would claim she was only 23.
Predeceased by her husband James Melrose Thurston. Devoted mother
of Letisha (Tom), Peter (Cathy), Jeff (Bettina), and Liz (Doug). Adored
grandmother of Sarah (Don), Michelle (Gregg), Jeremy (Jodi), Adam,
Talia, Karen (Evan) and Ashley (Nathan) and great- grandmother of
Alexis, Kate and Foster. Elsie is survived by sisters Dorothy and Myrtle.
Predeceased by parents Harry and Edith Mundy, sisters Charlotte
and Edith and brothers Edward, Victor, Harry, Albert, Ernie, David
and George. Elsie will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and
nephews and sadly missed by all her close friends.
Elsie was an avid Maple Leaf hockey fan, excelled at lawn bowling and was a
devoted curling follower. She longed for the Tiger Cats to win the Grey Cup and cheered on the Blue
Jays. A computer wizard, she followed friends and family on Facebook and she was a better than
average Bridge player who played with strategic intent. Elsie was proud of holding a driver's license
until the end and, after many appearances, this will be her last time in the newspaper.
The family would like to thank all the staff and volunteers at Big Hill Lodge in Cochrane, Alberta
for their support and love for Elsie over the past 6 years, and the staff and volunteers in Unit 32 at
Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary for their care and thoughtfulness for both Elsie and her family.
In keeping with Elsie's wishes, cremation has taken place. A service will be held at
a later date in Brantford, Ontario and Elsie will be buried alongside her husband in
Cayuga, Ontario. In memory of Elsie, donations to the Big Hill Lodge (98 Carolina Drive,
Cochrane, AB T4C 1X5) are appreciated. On-line condolences may be expressed at
www.cochranecountryfuneralhome.com. Cochrane Country Funeral Home 403-932-1039.
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Cochrane Country Funeral Home
#6, 402 Railway Street West
Cochrane, AB T4C 2B6
(403) 932-1039
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Published in The Cochrane Eagle on Nov. 16, 2017