Elaine Annis Muriel Jardine

Passed away peacefully at Peace Arch Hospital on Thursday, December 5, 2003. She was born in LaVallee, Ontario in 1924. She was a highly respected teacher in both Etobicoke (1959-66) and Fort Frances, Ontario (1966-86), specializing in Speech Arts and Drama, and was a Speech Arts consultant for many of the Fort Frances years . She held a ARCT degree from the Royal Conservatory as well as a BA in English from the University of Toronto, and had a lifelong passion for the theatre. Early in her career, she was an Assistant Director at the Midland Players Summer Theatre, Artistic Director for the Belleville Theatre Guild, and Director-Producer of the Quinte Players Summer Theatre. This was followed by work as an assistant to Dora Mavor Moore of the New Play Society in Toronto. After the move to Fort Frances, she directed several productions of the Fort Frances Little Theatre and the Rainy Lake Players. She was enthusiastically involved in her community and church throughout her adult life. She represented the Rainy River District in the Federation of Women Teachers of Ontario, and served in the provinicial directorship of that organization for a four year period. She served as a Trustee on the Fort Frances-Rainy River Board of Education in the years just prior to her retirement from teaching in 1986. Since moving to White Rock, B.C. in 1990, she has been very active in the affairs of the Sunnyside United Church. She is survived and will be sadly missed by her sister Lilth Anderson on International Falls, Minnesota and her family, her son Rick and his wife Catharine and children Courtney and Bryce of London, Ontario, by her daughter Lilith Patrow and her husband Dean and their children Aja Jardine, and Kirsten and Bethany Patrow of Fort Frances, Ontario, and by her son Hugh of Vancouver. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, December 9, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. at Sunnyside United Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundations