HEINS, Elizabeth Margaret (Elsie), 1917 – 2012. Died at Peace Arch Hospital on Christmas morning 2012 following a lingering illness at the adjacent care facility, Weatherby Two. She was 95 years. She was born February 9, 1917 in a small farming community in Southern Alberta and grew up near High River, married and moved near Peterborough in Ontario for ten years, then returned to Alberta, remarried, and lived for many years in Calgary. From the mid-Seventies, she lived in uptown White Rock and was a member of the Peace Arch Hospital Ladies’ Auxiliary. Many may remember her cashiering as a volunteer at the hospital gift shop there, wearing her cheery red blazer. She was also active in the White Rock Quilters’ Guild and the local chapter of The Raging Grannies. She leaves one son, George Walsh of Calgary AB and two daughters, Mary Ellen Franklin and Shirley Mulligan, both of Vancouver and was predeceased by her youngest son, Gerald. She has five grandchildren: Nicole Mulligan and Morgan Mulligan, both of White Rock; Ellen Siebens of Calgary AB, Laura Walsh of Hong Kong and Christa Sterkenberg of Calgary. Great grandchildren are Sydney and Brett Robinson of White Rock; Cole and Zack Davidson of White Rock; Renner, Dane and Taryn Siebens, all of Calgary; Dylan (Walsh) Chaudry of Hong Kong; and Grace Sterkenberg of Calgary.
She was cremated and no funeral service is planned. Her ashes will be laid to rest at Victory Memorial Gardens in White Rock, beside her late husband, Albert Heins, who predeceased her in 1997.