Irene (Tootsie) Elaschuk of Vernon passed away peacefully in Hospice House on June 28, 2013 at the age of 79 years. She was born on March 11, 1934 in Calgary to Mary and Samuel Osadchuk. Tootsie and her husband of 58 years, Pat, were married on April 23, 1955. They moved to Vernon, from Calgary, in 1963.
She will be missed and fondly remembered by her loving husband, Pat, by her children Teresa Kendall (Don) of Penticton; Corie Wetherill (Tim) of Kelowna; and Patrick Elashcuk (Inneke) of North Vancouver. She was the loving Baba to Carie, Christa, Niki, Lindsay, Jordy, Tessa, Brianne, Mike, Kezia and Teah. She was Great Baba to: Maguire, Bennett, Bruce and Alice. She is also survived by her brother Ernie (Nancy) of Calgary.
“She lived a wonderful life with a loving family and fantastic friends.”
Tootsie had volunteered for the past 17 years at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. The family would like to thank her friends and the staff at VJH; as well as the wonderful and caring staff at the North Okanagan Hospice House.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 20, at 1 p.m., at the Christian Fellowship Church, 4506-29th Street. In lieu of flowers, those who desire may contribute to the North Okanagan Hospice House.