Vera Ellaschuk lived in the Shuswap (Celista, Sicamous and Salmon Arm) from 1958 until 2004. Her husband Walter, a teacher in the area, predeceased her in 1999. She lived in Victoria from 2004, not far from her second son, Kent (Donna) and his family. Her other son Lorne (Alain) lives in Ontario.
She loved the Shuswap and always missed it. It was home.