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Elsa Lillian Bailey passed away suddenly on her 74th birthday, at home in Salmon Arm, BC on November 27, 2014

Born in Ashmont, Alberta on November 27, 1940. Elsa is well remembered for her 43 years of work as Matron with the local RCMP office. She enjoyed this, always on call for when needed, and willing to go in with short notice, regardless of the day, or time. Elsa loved to play bingo, go mushroom picking and fishing at Dry Lake. She ejoyed being around family and especially seeing her grandchildren, great grandsons, nieces and nephews and great nieces. Elsa was a wonderful wife, mother, sister and grandmother. We will miss her dearly.

She leaves her loving and dedicated family, husband, Harvey; daughter, Debbie (Kenn) of Salmon Arm, son, Terry (Sue) of Sicamous; 3 grandsons, Andre (Eva), Jeremy and Jordan, and 3 great grandsons, Kayson, Eli and Oliver; sister, Judy (Ken) Bothe of Canoe, and brother, Kurt (Darlene) Schadlich of Canoe.

A family service will be held at a later time to honor her wishes.

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Funeral arrangements in care of Bower’s Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.

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