CARPENTER, Audrey Elaine
Elaine Carpenter of Qualicum Beach passed away peacefully on 04 August 2012 and is now in the very presence of her Lord and Savior. The day before she was surrounded by her family, laughing and telling stories. Elaine was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and moved to Fort William, Ontario as a child and eventually she went into training to become a registered nurse. Born to help others, she practiced nursing for 43 years only to continue helping others into retirement through the visitation committee at the St Stephens United Church in Qualicum Beach and with the Canadian Cancer Society by canvassing, visitations, support groups and administration.
Her greatest joys were her four sons and their families. She showered her 8 grandchildren with shortbread, ribs, coffee cake and love. Other passions included tending her flower gardens, making quilts for loved ones and sharing smiles with friends. Survived by her husband and best friend of 58 years, Ken. Loving and supportive mother of four sons and their wives Murray and Dawn; Scott and Leslie; Brad and Karen and Ian and Grace. Loving grandma to James, Elizabeth, Samantha, Elsbeth, Rebecca, Miriam, Josie and Abigail. She was a wonderful sister to Gwen (Joe) and Alan and surviving in-laws Betty-Ann, Dorothy, Helen, Ross and Lee and Shirley and Harry as well as an aunt to numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Harold, Bert, Jim, Earl and sister Beryl.
A memorial service was held at St Stephens United Church, 150 Village Way, Qualicum Beach on August 10, 2012 at 1:30pm.
Donations to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society are welcomed in lieu of flowers.
YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.