Elsie Edith Johnson

née Dideridge

Mar. 3, 1929 – May 22, 2014

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Elsie Johnson, 85, of Nanaimo, BC, peacefully at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

Elsie was born in Nanaimo, the youngest daughter of Margaret & Jack Dideridge. She graduated from John Shaw High School in 1946, where she met her future husband, Arnie. They were married March 3, 1951 at St. Andrew’s United Church.

During her later school years, Elsie worked at the Qualicum Beach Inn during the summers. After graduation, she worked at the Land Titles Office in the Nanaimo Court House. She worked as a bookkeeper in several Nanaimo law firms, including MacIsaac Clark and Company, and was a member of the I.O.D.E., Raymond Collishaw Chapter. Elsie enjoyed dancing, music, theatre, travelling, and spending time with her family and friends.

Elsie is survived by her children Jack, Dave (Kathy) and Valerie (Bill); her grand-daughter Erin; her sisters-in-law Linda (George) and Dorothy (Neil), and their families; her nephew Martin and his son Evan; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and their families.

Elsie is predeceased by her husband Arnie; her sister Dorothy (Bill); Arnie’s brother Neil (Dorothy); and her cousin Bettye (Larry).

The family extends a special thank you to all the caring nurses, doctors and staff at NRGH and Nanaimo Seniors Village.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday June 12, 2014 at 12 pm at St. Andrew’s United Church, 311 Fitzwilliam St., Nanaimo, with refreshments to follow in the church hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made on Elsie’s behalf to a charity of your choice.

Condolences may be offered at telfordn@shaw.ca

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