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HARTVIKSEN, Elsa Margit (nee Henderson)

October 24, 1923 – December 11, 2011

It is with great sadness the family of Elsa Hartviksen announces her passing. She emigrated from Sweden to Northern Ontario as a young child. She was an honour student and won the gold medal in nursing at Port Arthur General Hospital. In 1961, she moved with her husband and five children to Calgary where she continued nursing at the Alberta Children’s Hospital for twenty years.

She is survived by her loving husband of sixty-four years, Henry; as well as her children, Kathryn (Murray) Smith, Kristin (Tim) Keener, Ralph, Donald (Millie) and Carolyn (Don) McLellan; eight grandchildren, Sherri, Karin, Michelle, Kelsey, Mallory, Madeline, Murray, Erik and one great-grandson, Kainan.

A Celebration of Elsa’s Life will be held in the spring. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Arthritis Society, #200, 1301 – 8 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 1B7 Telephone: (403) 228-2571 or 1 (800) 321-1433. The family would like to thank the staff of Beverly Midnapore Centre for their care over the last three years.

In living memory of Elsa Hartviksen, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. I always found Elsa to be a classy, genuine, and kind woman. I appreciate that she remained so as we were able to keep in contact ever since I met her, some 45 years ago. I will miss communicating with her. My sympathies to all who cared for Elsa.

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  2. Henry;
    Sorry to hear about Else.

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