91 years of age, native of Lynn Valley, North Vancouver, and long-time resident of Quadra Island, passed into sweet release after an arduous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease, on Jan. 25, 2005. Elaine’s indomitable spirit, courage and heart live on forever in her loving children: Dai Scott (Dan) Armstrong; Lorayne Thompson (Bob Hall), Quadra Island; John Goodall (Michaela) Victoria; and Mary Lee Burnett (Stephen), Quadra Island; and her loving company will be sadly missed by her husband of 36 years, Sam Hooley, Quadra Island. Missing the bright presence of their grandmother are: Jim, Trent and Holly Vezeau, Dean and Paul Thompson, Mark Enoch, and Nicholas Burnett; great-grandchildren: Richelle, Steven, Richard and Christopher Vezeau, and Jake Thompson.
Elaine was predeceased by husbands, David Bryan, and Spencer Goodall, by her infant son, Renton, and her brother, Douglas Gillett. She will be greatly missed by her loving sister, Vivian Cooper (Harry), and sister-in-law, Dorothy Gillett, nephews and nieces.
Mom was a living example of compassion, tolerance and kindness, giving unconditional love to her family, and enjoying the warmth of many friendships. Surmounting many difficulties in her remarkable life, Mom emerged with dignity, strength and sense of humor intact, but was unable to prevail against this final assault from within. We have all been deprived of Mom’s quick wit, intellect, and her wonderful presence, not just by her death, but by the ravages of a disease which we were powerless to halt. We are forever thankful to have had the love of this wonderful woman throughout our lives.
“Sleep, our darling,
and be at peace.”
A Celebration of Elaine’s Life will be held at the Quadra Island Legion, on Saturday, Feb. 5, at 2p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC., or the charity of your choice.