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ELSIE H. BECKSTEAD (published on August 08, 2009)

ELSIE H. BECKSTEAD Elsie H. Beckstead, 100 of Emerson, Manitoba passed away Monday, July 27, 2009. Elise was born in Stavely, Alberta, Canada on June 11, 1909, the oldest daughter of Rhienhold and Matilda (Schultz) Weiss. She moved to Emerson as a child where she lived all of her life. She married Donald Keith Beckstead in 1931, had three sons, Gary, Garfield and Dean, as well as numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren. On June 11, 2009 Elsie celebrated her 100th birthday with friends and family. She also received best wishes from many, including HRH Queen Elizabeth as well as the Governor-General of Canada. Elsie is survived by sons, Gary (Betty) of Grand Forks, North Dakota; Garfield (Sanae) and Dean (Jamie) both of Placida, Florida; brothers, Walter (Ruth) Weiss of Airdrie, Alberta; Archie (Jean) of Emerson, Manitoba and Clarence (Betty) of Edmonton, Alberta; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and friend/caregiver, Connie Kelly Cole. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, in 1974. Elsie was a warm, loving, and quietly dignified woman who was much loved by her family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held in Emerson, Manitoba at St. Andrews United Church on Friday, August 21, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the St. Andrews United Church, P.O. Box 126, Emerson, Manitoba, R0A 0L0, Canada. Arrangements are by Wiebe Funeral Home, Altona, Manitoba.

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