Elise DAVEY

DAVEY, Elise Marie

April 10, 1923 ~ August 20, 2015

Loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother Elise was born to Polixene & Marcel Davreux and grew up in difficult times on the Manitoba prairies during the Great Depression. She had four siblings, Paul, Marie, Leon, and Palmyre. She left home at the age of 14 to finish school in the convent and also worked for the Gill family where she learned to bake delicious fruit pies for the family and farm hands. Elise continued her education at the Brandon Mental Hospital to become a nurse. She met her husband, Bert, stationed at Shiloh CAF, at a nurses dance in 1942 and married soon after. Bert and Elise settled in the seaside town of White Rock, BC and Elise went to work for Bert’s Parents, Charlie and May, in their fish and chip shop on Marine Drive. In White Rock they raised their 4 children, Bob (& Eveline of White Rock), Garry (& Donna of Gabriola), Carolyn (& Ron of Gabriola) and Susan who passed in 2004. Elise, also known as Marie, devoted her life to her family and particularly caring for Susan who was born with Down Syndrome in 1957. Susie brought so much joy and unconditional love into her life. They had lots of fun together. Her love and care will be remembered by her children and grandchildren; Sharilyn, Sean, Robbi, Allyson, Jacqueline, Elizabeth, Iain, and 11 great grandchildren. She will also be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her sister Palmyre and many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to express their great appreciation to the loving staff on C1 of the Evergreen Baptist Care Home in White Rock, where Elise lived for her last 7 years and where she was very loved and tenderly cared for. A service will be held at the Gardens of Gethsemani on August 27, 2015 at 10:00 am, 15800 32 Ave, Surrey, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Down Syndrome Research Foundation.


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