Obituary of Elsie Alnora Strohschein
Elsie passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Elmview Extendicare at the age of 93. Predeceased by her parents, Henry and Helena Fast, her husband Harvey and her sisters Dorothy Nelson and Marless Reay. She is survived by her daughter Iris (John) Daviduk, his children Caroline, Tanya and Jeffrey and their families. Grandaughters Lauren (Jerrod) Dietrich, great-grandsons Smith and Miller; Dessey Winter; grandson Landon (Amber) Winter, great-grandchildren Atlee, Bennet and Ruxin. Brother-in-laws Ray Nelson, William Reay, Ken Strohschein and sister-in-law Minnie Strohschein, plus many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends,
Elsie was born in Dalmeny, SK where she attended Mountain Lake School for nine years and later Tabor Bible School where she accepted Jesus into her life and was baptized in the North Saskatchewan River. She moved to St. Catherines, Ont. for three years working and travelling the area. On her return home she attended Saskatoon Business College.
Elsie travelled to Wetaskiwin to visit her penpal of 14 years and there she met Harvey.
After a year of corresponding they were married on October 16,1952. They moved to the farm near Wetaskiwin and spent many years involved in church and community. Elsie took her training to become a nursing assistant and worked at the Wetaskiwin Community Hospital for 10 years. It was then that they started travelling to Hawaii and other states in the U.S. After Harvey passed, Elsie’s travels continued to Europe, Israel, Hawaii and included numerous road and bus trips in Canada and to the United States.
In 2010 Elsie moved to Regina to be closer to her family. In 2013, at the age of 88, she was diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. As the disease progressed and her independence became less, she moved to Elmview Extendicare until her passing.
She will be lovingly remembered for her hospitality, her homemade soup and baking, her smile, her many hugs but most of all her faith in God and the mighty prayer warrior she had become.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 8, 2019 at Regina Apostolic Church, 808 Assiniboine Avenue East, Regina, SK