Elsie Louise Corbin
June 26, 1924 – July 21, 2019
CORBIN, Elsie Louise (June 26, 1924 – July 21, 2019) Elsie Louise (Elisa) Corbin drew her final breath at Kelowna General Hospital on Sunday, July 21, 2019. She was born in Rosthern, Saskatchewan to loving parents Mary and David Hamm. At the age of 10, Elsie moved with her family to Kamloops, B.C. Here she met Russell Corbin whom she would later marry in 1946 and with whom she would raise their two daughters. Elsie and Russ lived in Kamloops for all 63 years of their marriage, and Elisa remained there until she relocated to Kelowna only 3 weeks before she died. She is survived by daughters Shelley Corbin (Ronn Boeur) and Cathy (Bob) Johnson, grandchildren: Georin (Andria) Costello & Timothy Costello (Melanie), and Kaley Johnson (Ben Kirk) & Reed (Theresa) Johnson, great-granddaughters Kennedy & Thea Kirk, nephew Mark Hamm, niece Mary Hamm, and several cousins and second cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Russell, her brother Walter, her parents David and Mary Hamm, and her infant sister Frieda. Elisa’s abiding wish was to see and be with them again in the warm ambiance of a Hawaiian-like sun. We trust that her prayers have been answered. Many thanks to the paramedics (Doug and Chris) and the many doctors, nurses, and staff at Kelowna General Hospital who saw Mom through her difficult last days. No funeral service will be held. In remembrance of Elisa, a gathering of family and friends is planned for a day in early autumn. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.valleyviewfuneralhome.com for the family.
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Elsie Louise Corbin
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July 29, 2019
Lisa and Russ were two of the first people we met on Waikiki Beach, decades ago. Lisa was the outgoing one, Russ was quiet, read books on the beach and conversed easily if anyone stopped by. I always called Russ, "My David Niven", as he looked like the actor, to me. Lisa would refer to him when talking to me as "My David." When Russ died, part of Lisa died too.
She was filled with enthusiasm and pep. They were a perfect couple. We shared beach time and party times with our other friends.
After Lisa and Russ stopped coming to Waikiki, we stayed in touch over the phone and by letter.
I am going to notify their friends about her death. Many continued to ask me about her over the years.
She is with Russ now, and that is where she should be. I am happy for them both and for the family.