Elma Fitzpatrick

Elma Emelie (Eiteneier) Fitzpatrick

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our Cherished Mother. She was our Rock. Mom was born December 8, 1929, in Young, Saskatchewan, to Emil & Clara Eiteneier (nee Shumacher). Her parents were born in Russia and they were a very hardworking farm family. In 1949 she married Jack Fitzpatrick in Langley and they were blessed with 4 healthy children. They lived on a mini-farm until 1964, then moved to Cache Creek where Jack worked for BC Hydro and mom grew the children and kept a beautiful warm home. In 1973 they moved to Kimberley, and in 2009 Mom moved to Kamloops as a widow. Mom adored her family and always encouraged us to work hard and test our wings. And then use them! She worked hard all her life, getting great pleasure from her garden and home. She spoiled us with jams, baked & pickled goods, not to forget her Sunday night dinners; her creativity produced quilts and blankets and many hand sewn treasures. Having frequent access to her extended family brought her great joy after she moved to Kamloops and allowed us to try and spoil her just a little. It was a wonderful thing to see her eyes twinkle, to hear her laugh, to share a memory.

Predeceased by her parents, her husband, brother and 3 sisters, beloved Granddaughter Morgan and Daughter in law Connie, she is lovingly remembered by her children Morley (Debbie), {Marietta & Rick Laing}; Marvyn (Connie, deceased), Marlene (Rob), Laurie (John); her brother Gus (Vi) Eiteneier from Midale SK., her grandchildren Charlene (Pete), Devon (Christina), Gilford (Carly), Tyler, Johnathan, Robyn, Jenna, Alyse, Keenan and Sean. Her 10 great grandchildren will have Gram’s memory kept alive for them.

She will be missed so much by so many. Special thanks to her caregivers at Kamloops Senior’s village, and at Gemstone. Special thanks to sister Debbie for her loving devotion to Mom.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00pm, Saturday December 6, 2014, at Schoening Funeral Service.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Elma’s name can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada. Online condolences can be made at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

Schoening Funeral Service 250-374-1454


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