Woods, Elly Veronica (nee Duesterhoeft)
With sadness, Elly’s family announces her passing on Thursday, July 14, 2011. Born on December 21, 1926 in Kurland, Latvia. Elly was predeceased by her devoted husband Leslie Victor, and her youngest son David Micheal.
Loving mother to son Victor John Woods and his wife Marianne; and daughter Linda Ruth Saunders and her husband Robert. Very proud grandmother to Trevor Saunders, Adam Woods, Ross Woods, Candice Woods and Steven Woods-Dunlop. Fond sister to Ruth Schroen, Edith Freiling (Erv), Waltrout Hubers (Clarence) and Heinz Duesterhoft (Joni); and predeceased by brother Art, and Arvid and her sisters Gerda and Hilde.
Elly spent her childhood in Latvia, and adolescence in Poland and Germany and took nurses training there before immigrating to Canada in 1949 at age 23. The Duesterhoeft family settled in Rossington, Alberta and Elly later moved to Winnipeg, where she met Leslie Woods and married
November 1, 1952. The family made Coquitlam, British Columbia their home for the next 30 years. Elly and Les retired in Williams Lake in 1993 and lived there for 8 years until Leslie’s death November 1, 2001. Elly relocated to Nanaimo to be close to her daughter and family. She was a happy resident at Woodgrove Manor until her death July 14, 2011.
She was a loving and proud Mother and Grandmother, and will be dearly missed. Special thanks to the caring and dedicated staff at Woodgrove Manor. Elly’s love will be in
our hearts forever!
Sands ~ Nanaimo