Elma was born in Burstall, Saskatchewan on Wednesday, February 3rd, 1915 and passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at the Beverly Care Centre in Calgary.
She was predeceased by her husband Gwilym Percival Thomas, her parents Fred and Alice Saklofsky, five brothers and one sister. Elma will be fondly remembered by numerous nieces and nephews and her remaining comrades-in-arms.
Elma dedicated her life to nursing and the care of others. She graduated from nursing school in Medicine Hat, AB in 1941. She joined the armed forces and served overseas as a nursing sister for the remainder of WWII. Elma loved her family but chose to practice and teach nursing until the age of 69.
A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Elma Thomas, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences