Elsa Louise BODE


November 23, 1933 – December 24, 2009

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Elsa after a devastating two year battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

Elsa will be greatly missed by her husband Hans, son Raymer, daughter Gysella (Dan), seven grandchildren, two brothers Hiedo Brase (Crystal), Wilfreet Brase (Hamina), two sisters Lisa Brase, Gertrude Gerke, many nieces, nephews and friends.

The family extends its sincere thanks to the ALS Society of BC whose extensive knowledge and guidance assisted the family in providing the care necessary to keep Elsa comfortably at home as long as possible. We also wish to thank the Staff of the Parksville Home Care Society and Arrowsmith Lodge for providing Elsa with the advanced attention she required in the later stage of this debilitating disease.

No service by request.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations in memory of Elsa may be made to the ALS Society of BC, 208-1600 West 6th Avenue Vancouver BC V6J 1R3.

“The sparkle in her eyes has not been extinguished,

for it has now become one of the many stars in the night-time sky.”



(250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

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