Elsie Douglas

Obituary of Elsie Douglas

Elsie Irene Douglas (nee Garton) died Monday, September 26, 2022, at University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton at the age of 84 years, after suffering a stroke and lung infection a few days prior to death.
Elsie leaves to mourn: her daughter, Gwen Mottram; son, Brad Douglas (Lisa Tymchuk); grandchildren, Jonathan Mottram (Katie Gallin), Sean Mottram (Denielle Mottram), Jessie Hann (Maverick) and Curtis Douglas; great grandchildren, Hayden Mottram, Mika Mottram, Sophia Hann and Aubrie Hann; sister, Pearl Garton (Merv Cooper); brother, Garland Garton; sisters-in-law, Myrna Hall, Jean Burgess (Bill Burgess) and Edie Paige; as well as numerous other relatives and extended family members.
Elsie was predeceased by: her husband, George Douglas; son, Keith Douglas; son-in-law, Robert "Bob" Mottram; parents, Arthur Garton and Edna Garton; sisters, Joyce Ross and Ollie Garton; brother, Walter Garton; brothers-in-law, Willard Ross and Mike Choma; and sister-in-law, Margie Garton.
Born and raised on a farm in the R.M. of Ochre River, Manitoba, Elsie was the fourth child of six siblings. Elsie worked her early years as a teacher in two schools in the Riding Mountain Park area, teaching Grades 1 to 8 in a one-room classroom. She met her husband, George Douglas, of 55 years, at a dance in 1957 and they were married on July 1, 1960, at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Dauphin, Manitoba.

Elsie worked at a clothing store in Dauphin before the birth of her three children. While living in Manitoba, her favorite memories are of the family attending many weekend picnics at Clear Lake with other family members. Over the years, the family moved to Alberta living in Oyen, Stettler and Drumheller before moving back to Manitoba and living in Brandon. Her family also lived in Macklin, Saskatchewan, before moving to Lloydminster in 1975. Elsie worked as a seamstress at several businesses in Lloydminster including LloydMall Drycleaners, Jack Fraser Menswear, Man’s World, and Phillips Men’s Wear. Elsie then worked at Jubilee Home as a caretaker until her retirement in 2003.
During her retirement, Elsie managed an apartment building. She loved gardening, attending concert series events, vacationing in Waskesiu, watching Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Raptors, crocheting afghans for everyone in the family, deliberately losing at board games so that someone else could win, and making buns and butter tarts. Elsie’s only bad habit was eating desserts twice a day. Elsie’s family was first and last in her thoughts every day.
The family will hold an ash scattering service at her favorite vacation spot next summer to remember and celebrate the life of Elsie.

Donations in memory of Elsie may be made to Osteoporosis Canada or Parksinsons Society Lloydminster .

A Memorial Tree was planted for Elsie
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