Peacefully after a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family at Strathroy Hospital on Friday, July 15th, 2022, Henrietta “Etta” Elder, formerly of Sarnia, in her 96th year.
Beloved Wife of the late Frank Elder (1979). Loving Mother of Larry (Esther) Elder of Calgary and the late Jim Elder (1986) and dear loved mother-in-law of Joanne (Jerry) Elder-VandeWetering of Mount Brydges. Cherished Grandma of Christopher (Connie), Candace (Wayne), Mike (Amanda), Jeff, Jason (Janna), Paul (Candice), Katie (Lawrence), and Mark (Erin). Doting Great Grandma of Emily, Olivia, Aaron, Casey, Jake, James, Presleigh, Maeve, Myles, Clay, Mackenzie, and Connor. Dear Sister-in -law of Leo Elder and Marion (Lorne) Reed. Survived by many Nieces and Nephews.
A Mass to Celebrate Etta’s life will be held at All Saints Parish, Strathroy on Monday, August 15, 2022, at 11:00am, with a Celebration of Life to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion, Caradoc Branch 251, 2500 Veterans Drive, Mount Brydges (a Luncheon will be provided) from 12:30 until 4pm. A Private Family Inurnment Sacred Heart Cemetery, Mount Brydges.
Donations to Strathmere Lodge or Strathroy Hospital gratefully acknowledged. The family wishes to thank all the staff at Strathmere Lodge and Strathroy Hospital for all their care and compassion provided to Etta.
“We could not imagine another 95 year old with a love for life like Grandma had, a genuine smile that lit up the room, a wit about her that made you laugh and a generous heart of gold who could still enjoy a drink with her Grandchildren.
Grandma was not just our Grandma, she was everyone’s Grandma and she wore that title very proud. She will be so missed and was loved by so many. We have all been blessed to share life with her for so long. Please have a drink and cheers in her honor.”