Elsie Lynn Holub passed away on April 23, 2020 at the age of 80 years at her home in Calgary Alberta.
She will be dearly missed by her children Gordon Holub of Edmonton AB; Deborah (Allan) McKinstry of Lacombe AB; Dwayne Holub of Calgary AB; Wesley (Annette) Holub of Calgary AB; her beloved grandchildren Devin McKinstry of Delta B.C; Danica McKinstry of Lacombe AB; Brandon Holub of Hanna AB; Tyrese Holub of Calgary AB; along with many nieces and nephews.
Elsie Lynn was predeceased by her loving husband, Gerald (1987), her sister Marjorie Bull, brother-in-law Maurice Bull and brother Daniel Moonie.
Mom was born on the family farm in Saskatchewan. Her family later relocated to Vancouver BC. This is where she met the love of her life. Elsie and Gerald married in 1958 then later moved to Calgary, the city she loved as it has the four seasons and a view of the mountains.
Mom was a very accomplished seamstress. She would sew clothing for her young children. Most of the time in matching outfits. Mom always challenged her skills, by entering the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede in the creative living handicrafts competition. Mom won many first place ribbons and best of shows. Later she would sew quilts for family members, every Christmas her children and grandchildren would receive new PJ’s.
Mom was involved with various charities; Warm the Homeless, Ronald McDonald House, Tiny Houses for Veterans, along with the Red Deer Festival of Trees. Nana E had a bucket for each grandchild and in that bucket she would fill with her homemade tasty treats. The deal was, return the bucket anytime for a refill. The grand dogs will also miss the delicious baked treats she made for them.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to MS Society of Canada (www.mssociety.ca) or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta (www.heartandstroke.ca/get-involved/donate )
Posted by Cheryl Adolf | 01-May-2020
So very sorry to hear of Elsie's passing. Elsie was an amazing sewer and crafter and great contributor to our Warm the Homeless group. So many benefitted from her dedicated effort. I was in awe to see her sewing space/room and all the projects she did. ( loved the Raggedy Ann and Andy and of course her quilts)
I am so sorry to Elsie's family for your loss. Elsie was a wonderful, kind, caring and loving person. As part of Warm the homeless she made endless amounts of toques, scarves and gift bags every year and her wonderful blanket creations were beautiful. Elsie never missed a meeting and she was always coming with her cart full of donations. To me personally she was always helping me with sewing tips and ready to help in any way she could. Elsie always talked about her children and grandchildren with such pride and was always making something for them. I am going to miss her so much, Rest in Peace my friend, soon everyone in heaven will have the nicest slippers :)
Terressa Moore and Warm the Homeless Society