ELSIE WEBB (nee Wright)
The peaceful death of Elsie Webb (nee Wright),
93 years of Lanigan, SK and formerly of Qualicum, BC occurred on Saturday, September 19, 2015.
Elsie was born on March 18, 1922 to John and Freda (nee Walter) Wright at home on their farm near Lanigan, SK. She grew up there and attended Stoner Rest School. After finishing school, Elsie worked on the farm as well as for her Aunt Ada and Uncle Sam Wright at the Jansen Hotel. Elsie then became a switchboard operator, working in Delisle and Dinsmore.
In 1942 she moved to Vancouver where she joined the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service. Elsie was posted to “Her Majesty Canadian Ship” in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, where she worked as the head cook until 1946.
Upon her return to Vancouver, she furthered her studies in business and was then employed by Shell Oil for 10 years. On December 7, 1957, Elsie married Charlie Webb in Vancouver. They later moved to Prince George, BC where they managed a shoe store. In 1961 they moved to Merritt, BC where they opened a men’s clothing store named Spanner & Webb. They sold the store in 1974 and retired to Qualicum, BC. Their retirement was short as they purchased and ran the Cameron Court Hotel for a number of years.
They enjoyed the company of their many friends and while Charlie loved to fish, Elsie’s love was golfing. Until she moved back to Lanigan in 2009, she was still golfing 18 holes a couple of days a week. Elsie’s move back to her hometown of Lanigan was to care for her sister Dorothy. She faithfully visited both Dorothy and her other sister Helene until their passings. Elsie will be lovingly remembered by her nephew Bill (Liz) Holt, her childhood forever friend Violet Fick and many friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Charlie Webb in 1999; parents John and Freda Wright; sister Dorothy Wright; sister Helene Hein and brother-in-law Erwin Hein.
The Funeral Service for Elsie was held on Thursday, September 24, 2015
at 2:00 p.m. at Knox United Church, Lanigan, SK
officiated by Rev. Rolanda Taylor.
Interment followed in the Lanigan Public Cemetery. Memorial Donations for Elsie may be directed to Knox United Church. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Humboldt, SK (306-682-1622).