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"SWO" 2002 Obituary


SWOFFER o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2002-09-18 published
In loving memory of Elsie Elnora VELDHUYZEN December 11, 1943 to September 12, 2002.
Elsie VELDHUYZEN, a resident of R.R.#1 Evansville, passed away at the Mindemoya Hospital on Thursday, September 12, 2002 at the age of 58 years after a lengthy illness. She was born in Deckerville, Michigan, daughter of the late Irvin and Nettie (ALLEN) SWOFFER. Elsie moved with her parents to Port Huron at an early age, and attended grade school and Junior College in Port Huron, then to Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, where she earned her teaching degree. She then returned to Filmore School in Port Huron to teach in the school she was educated at. In 1971, she married Ben and together they moved to Wyoming, Ont., then in 1984 came to Manitoulin. She and Ben farmed in Mills, as well she was the tax collector for Mills Township, and after the amalgamation with Burpee, became assistant to the clerk for Burpee Mills. Elsie had many interests, including crocheting and needlework, and was very involved with the 4H Club for 12 years, leading the group and was president of the association for many years. A loving and loved wife, mother, and friend, she will be sadly missed, but many memories will be cherished. Dearly loved and loving wife of Benjamin VELDHUYZEN , and loving and loved mother of Fred and his wife Andrea of Havelock, Allen and his companion Laura of Burlington and Janet, and her friend Roger. Dear sister of Raymond and his wife Lynn of Port Huron. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by infant brother, Ivan. A Memorial Service will be conducted at the Burpee Mills Complex, on Saturday, September 21 at 3: 00 p.m. If so desired, donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated, and may be arranged through the Culgin Funeral Home, Gore Bay, 705-282-2270.

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