Elizabeth Affleck passed into the presence of her Lord peacefully in Abbotsford, BC on January 8, 2013 at the age of 102. She joins her beloved husband Dr. R. Wesley
Affleck, who predeceased her in 1996; her siblings (two sisters and two brothers); her son-in-law Peter Dyck and many other family and friends. Elizabeth is survived by three sons: David (Anne) from New Westminster, BC, formerly serving in France for many years, Bob (Cherry) of Kelowna,
BC, Don (Charlotte) formerly of Kelowna, now living in
Chilliwack, BC. She is also survived by three daughters and a special woman who still calls her Mom. They are
Esther Dyck, of Harvey, North Dakota, Carolle (Bryan) Whittall of Maple Ridge, BC, Dorothy (John) Clunies-Ross
of Haines Junction, Yukon Territory and Karin Wollis of
St. Albert, Alberta.
Elizabeth was born in the small farming Mennonite
settlement of Nikoleifeld, Caucasus, Russia in 1910.
She came to Canada in 1925 with her family having
survived the First World War and the Russian Revolution. Married in 1933, she and Wesley lived through the
Depression of those days as well. In recent days, when most activities became impossible due to failing eyesight, hearing, and mobility, she continued to pray daily for each
of her numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren by name and by memory. She will be greatly missed by all
who knew her. The family would like to thank the Menno Hospital staff in Abbotsford and a special volunteer, John, for their kindness, love and care for Mom.
The family invites friends to join them in a visitation and viewing at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm on Wednesday, January 16th, followed by interment at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. A Memorial Service/Celebration of Life will take place at a later date, time to be announced.
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