OBITUARY

Elsie Gertrude PERRY

23 May, 19302 May, 2021

On May 2, 2021 Elsie Perry passed away peacefully at the Waverly Seniors Village, Chilliwack BC. Elsie wants to be remembered for her love of God and her family. She was born “Elsie Goudie” and grew up in Toronto, ON. She was the youngest of four children. Her mother ran a nursing home and so caring for others figured prominently in her commitments from an early age, as did active involvement in a faith community.

After high school, Elsie attended Prairie Bible Institute in Three Hills Alberta. She met and married William, “Bill”, Perry (1954) in Toronto. They moved to BC in 1962, living first in Kitimat and then coming to Chilliwack, where Bill took up the ministry at Cooks Presbyterian Church. Elsie is survived by Douglas (son) and wife, Corita; Nancy (daughter) and husband, Phil; Gillian (daughter), Harv (son-in-law) and Lucy (granddaughter); brother, George Goudie, who lives in Wichita, Kansas; and Ginger (beloved kitty), now living with Nancy and Phil.

Elsie worked as an office/medical assistant to Dr. Balisky (ophthalmologist). Once retired, she filled her days with a wide range of volunteer activities: reading with young children at Bernard Elementary School, providing pastoral visits at Chilliwack General Hospital, serving as Treasurer for the Rose Arbor Strata Council, and leading the prayer chain at the Chilliwack Alliance Church. Family, friends and caregivers describe Elsie as a “real sweetheart” with a great sense of humour, some say feisty, and a deep and abiding faith.

Elsie will rest in peace in the beautiful Chilliwack Cemetery. In keeping with the times, a small but meaningful graveside service for family will be held to honour her life (May 14, 2021). In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to support one of the mission/outreach programs at Chilliwack Alliance Church Mexico: https://ppay.co/C5h3mP7izZE Peru: https://ppay.co/qA4RKUueRXE or World Vision https://www.worldvision.ca

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, 14 May , 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, 14 May , 2021

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Vernise Calimli

15 May 2021

Deepest Condolences to Elsies Family and Friends!

I will remember Elsie for her strong Faith, Morals and Values. Elsies prayers were so beautiful and touching full of Love, and Care, so soothing to listen too!

I will cherish our memories. Thankyou for blessing me with your friendship! It was an honor to be your caregiver, , We shared goodtimes together with many laughs and even tears at times , but Elsie the hardest thing is saying Good bye....so until we meet again May you Rest In Peace with our Lord! You are missed! All my Love, Vernise

Diane Kirkland

14 May 2021

I so enjoyed meeting with Elsie over the years. She was so kind and interesting, sharing her life stories.
Lucy was such a highlight in Elsie's life. She was so happy to help her with music lessons and spoke endlessly about her granddaughter.
I am saddened not to be there for a final goodbye, but know how much both Gordon and I enjoyed knowing Elsie. She will be sadly missed, but a priviledge to have known her and helped her where I could.
Nice to see she has a beautiful view from her grave, at the top of the hill overlooking Chilliwack.
I will miss my visits with you Elsie, rest in peace my lady.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY