Southern, Elisa

February 7, 1918 – October 19, 2012

Elisa passed away peacefully with family by her side in Campbell River, on Friday, October 19, 2012 at the age of 94. Predeceased by husband John C., son Jack W., and daughter Angela, Elisa is survived by children, David (Shelly) and Julia (Bruce); grandchildren, Joshua, Sarah, Lisa, Jack Jr., Salina, David Jr., and Shane; great grandchildren, Kiedis, Sephra, Lexi, Leah, Kayla and Layn; as well as nieces and nephews.

Born in Verona, Italy, Elisa lived in Venice then moved to the countryside . She left Italy in 1947 to work in England, then eventually moved to Canada in 1951 to work in the hospital in Nanaimo. It was here she met and married husband John. The family moved to Campbell River in 1958 and there they stayed. Elisa loved country living and the family had a small acreage where Elisa grew vegetables, fruit and raised chickens to help support her family. She loved nature and was always busy at home but never too busy to spend time with friends who would come to visit. Well loved, she touched so many lives.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm, Saturday, October 27, 2012 from Christian Life Fellowship Church, 445 Merecroft Road. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.suttonsfuneralhome.com

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