In Memory of Auntie Elsie

26 Oct 2010 – Sad News

Received sad words from cousin Susannah LAM about the passing of her mother, Elisabeth Thekla Schultz LAM (1935-2010). Auntie Elsie was diagnosed of cancer early this year and she passed away Sunday afternoon (Vancouver time) at Campbell River Hospital. Her family had been caring for her at home until Friday night when she was admitted to the hospital.

Deepest condolences to Uncle Cheong and to cousins Klaus, Susannah & family and Edith.

To my generation:
Auntie Elsie: wife of our 15th uncle LAM Tin Cheong and mother to cousins Klaus, Susannah & Edith LAM

To my children’s generation:
Grand-auntie Elsie: originally from Germany and lived in London/UK & Vancouver/Canada.

To my grandchildren’s generation:
Great-grand auntie Elise to them.

The only pix I have of Auntie Elsie is from my father’s album (1967).

The first time I met Auntie Elsie was in 1969, a visit to London/UK. They were then getting ready to move to Canada. In the 1980s when we were living in CA/USA, she came for a visit. Drove to Vancouver in 2006 during my trips to OR & WA/USA. Spent a lovely afternoon with her, Uncle Cheong & their grand-daughter Brenna at Port Moody. Her gracious hospitality was most appreciated in 2008 when I stayed in their beautiful house at Vancouver Island.

Will remember her with fond memories and she will surely be missed.

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