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SCHAFFER – Elsie (nee Rutschke)

 February 8, 1919 – October 28, 2009

Elsie Schaffer passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at the age of 90 years.

Elsie was born in Schuler, AB on February 8, 1919. She spent many years in Bassano where she married Ruben and her children were born. They moved to Calgary and in 1972 came to Airdrie where they operated the Home Hardware until retiring in 1983. Elsie enjoyed many happy retirement years in Airdrie and Apache Junction in Arizona.

Elsie is survived by her loving daughters, Carol Treleaven of Airdrie and Donna (Gord) Kelly of Irricana; four grandchildren, Jody Treleaven, Kelly (Shelly) Treleaven, Marla Kelly and Pam (Carlo) Petrini; four great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.

Elsie was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Ruben; her son-in- law, Terry Treleaven and her brothers and sisters.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Airdrie Funeral Home (300 Towerlane Drive, Airdrie, Alberta) on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at the Airdrie Cemetery. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549,

In living memory of Elsie Schaffer, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park, Airdrie by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie Funeral Home, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE. Telephone: (403) 948-1100.

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  1. Ron and Lorraine Wombold :

    What a wonderful lady aunt Elsie was. We have many fond memories of years past with Uncle Reuben and Aunt Elsie. Our thoughts are with you Carol and Donna and families. Will do all we can to be at the service.

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  2. alysse frazer nee wombold :

    Dear Carole and Donna………
    With much gratefulness to Judy for having let me know of your mother’s passing – Aunt Agnes (as i warmly remember her)/ now Aunt Elsie…………It must have been a horrific shock for you Carole to have found your mother as you did……..but in a quiet way knowing she did not suffer which is comforting………..
    To be sure there will be that huge empty gap as you have had with your dad Uncle Reuben……….always will be – at least so I have found……….but that is good in that there are good warm memories of times once had………..
    It has been many a year since seeing either of you……..goodness was it in Bassano yet!!???? – i truly cannot remember………..but nonetheless I would like you to know of my caring and that the warmest of thoughts are with with you………………

    Alysse Frazer / nee Wombold

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  3. Gord & Donna Kirwan :

    Our deepest sympathies, although we won’t be able to attend Aunt Elsie’s funeral our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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