January 18, 1927 – December 30, 2013
Denise passed away peacefully in Chilliwack with her family by her side. She was predeceased by her husband Coleman (Bus) Elsey 3 years ago. She is survived by her sons Paul, his wife Gina, granddaughter Katie; and Mike and his wife Lisa.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a good friend who always put her friends and families well-being ahead of her own.
Mom was born in Edmonton, Alberta. She then moved to West Vancouver where she grew up and graduated from high school. She continued her education at UBC and that’s where she met Bus Elsey. They were married in 1952 and lived in a little log cabine at Beach Grove. They eventually moved to Chilliwack where she spent the rest of her life. Mom worked at Cherry Motors and LC Pallet and Lumber (the family business for 40 years or so). She volunteered for the Cancer Society and also at The Bradley Center. She was a long member of the PEO and dedicated much time to help other young women succeed in life. She loved to cook and bake and was amazing at it. We would always look forward to birthdays and one of her beautiful cakes. She had many dinner parties where friends and family would enjoy great cooking. She also loved to knit and made many amazing angora sweaters. She played bridge at Edenbank with the ladies, loved classic movies and at one time relived her youth by buying at TR7 sports car.
Mom was a loving, caring person who will be dearly missed by all of us.