Elsie Jean Fleming (nee Campbell)
Feb 8, 1928 – Apr 26, 2018
On a beautiful Spring day, Elsie peacefully left us to be reunited with husband, John (1990), and son John (2017). She leaves behind loving daughters Cathy (Danny) and Brenda (Edward) and beloved grandchildren Kaylee (Adam) and Seth. She also leaves behind special nieces Sharon and Susan and nephew John and their families in the Lower Mainland, as well as family in Kamloops and Scotland. Elsie was born in Kamloops and moved to Burnaby around age 12. After attending Burnaby South High School, she became a Registered Nurse (RCH class of 49B). She married the love of her life, John, and became a stay-at-home Mom to her three children, and then cared for other children as they entered the family. She was the last member of the Young People’s Group of East Burnaby United Church whose deep bond of faith and friendship lasted a lifetime. Elsie was gifted in many of the textile arts but lately mostly enjoyed the creativity involved in quilting. She used her skills to make the world a better place by sewing clothing and quilts for “her children” in countries where help was needed. “Look after the children” were some of her last words. She was an example of kindness and caring to everyone who called her Mom, Grandma, Auntie, or friend. The family wishes to acknowledge the help received in the recent months from home caregivers, the Royal Columbian Hospital, and Queen’s Park Care Centre. In respecting Mom’s wishes, there will be no formal service. If you wish to donate to the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation in her memory, Mom would be very pleased.