With great sadness we announce the passing of Elsie Brighouse long-time resident of Salmon Arm, four days short of her sixtieth wedding anniversary. In the relay for life events she was known as the “ultimate survivor”, as she had recovered from five separate tussles with cancer.
Born near Southport, Lancashire, England, she was a keen and able student gaining a BA and a Diploma in Education from Liverpool University and an M Ed from University of Victoria.
In 1956 she married Tom Brighouse at which time the couple emigrated to Salmon Arm having been recruited during the time of severe teacher shortage.
Her specialist areas were English (with many classis of forty students) and later counselling.
Volunteering many hours in the community, she was past president of the Women’s Shelter and the Hospital Auxiliary.
She loved to talk about the sabbatical year when the Brighouses and the Higgins travelled round the world for ten months enjoying experiences in exotic places including Thailand, Nepal, India as well as Europe.
She leaves behind her loving family including daughters Pat, Ruth and Jean, husband Tom, grandchildren Nicole and Ryon, and great grandchildren Alex and Penelope.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Brighouse family fund at the Shuswap Community Foundation.
A celebration of Elsie’s life will be held at a later date.
On line condolences may be sent to the family through Elsie’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com