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It is with great sadness that the family of Elsie Protsch announce her passing at Hillside Village in Salmon Arm, BC on October 22, 2014 at the age of 98 years.

Elsie was born in Islay, Alberta on November 12, 1915 and moved to Salmon Arm in 1963.

She leaves behind her daughter, Juanita (Nicki) Johnson, son, Gary (Shirley) Protsch and daughter, Karen (Rick) Humphreys; grandchildren, Parry Protsch and Shanna Evanger; seven great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Waldemar; granddaughter, Julie; six siblings, Ann, Margaret, Lily, Clara, Jack and Freddy.

She was loved very much and we thank her for the wonderful legacy she left us.

A funeral service was held from the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home on Saturday, October 25th with Pastor Bill Kiesman officiating. Interment of Elsie’s cremated remains followed in Mount Ida Cemetery.

If so desired, contributions in memory of Elsie may be made to the charity of your choice.

Online condolences can be sent through Elsie’s obituary at

Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.

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