Hulse & English Funeral Home & Chapel

75 Church Street, St. Catharines, ON


Elisabeth Ida Upham

November 23, 1926March 13, 2020

Elisabeth Upham, age 93 passed peacefully at her home in St. Catharines, Ontario on Friday, March 13th. She was born in Steinbach-Hallenberg, Germany. Predeceased by her beloved husband Truman(1999). She is survived by her sons Richard (Lorraine), Michael (Kendra), stepdaughter Gail (Gene-deceased) Taylor, her sister Hermine Merten, brother Siegfried Marr residing in Germany, along with grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

As a young women, Elisabeth left her family in Germany to pursue a different life and adventure in Canada and the United States. During her journey, she met a young man named Truman whom she married in 1958. Truman and Elizabeth settled in St. Catharines and together proudly raised two sons and built a family business. We will miss the many life stories of her upbringing in the old country, the challenges of starting over again in a new world on her own and the many family road trips to Nova Scotia and Myrtle Beach.

A private family service will take place. Friends and family who wish to honour Elisabeth making a memorial donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.


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Maria Gilmour

March 24, 2020

Heartfelt condolences to the Family of Elizabeth from her neighbours Greg and Maria. We always enjoyed our chats at the mailbox and at Tim Horton’s. She often spoke of how lucky she was to have such a loving family. Elizabeth was a remarkable woman and will be very missed.

Ronald Jackson

March 21, 2020

Elisabeth was a soft gentle woman with a heart that could sooth the world , she always had a smile ready for me whenever I saw her . She lived a long full life filled with memories from 9 plus decades,wow the things she must have seen in her life would amaze us all. Rest in Peace Lizzy God Bless ... Ronnie,Christina,Shane

Michael and Theresa Dignam

March 19, 2020

‘May the fond memories of your Mother bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. Our heart and prayers go out to you and your family.”

Theresa and Mick

Bogna Medryk

March 19, 2020

May you find comfort in your memories during this difficult time.We are sorry for your loss.

Barbara Barto

March 18, 2020

Our thoughts and preyers are with your family at this difficult time.

Tricia and Marj

March 18, 2020

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

Thinking of Richard, Lorraine and family at this difficult time.

Mary Jackson

March 18, 2020

Elisabeth will missed at all of the family gatherings. She is in my prayers and thoughts. Much love to Richard(Lorraine) and Michael(Kendra). God bless.

Sharon and Herb Peters

March 18, 2020

Our prayers are with the Upham family. Elisabeth was such a beautiful woman. We always enjoyed seeing her.