April 14, 1964 – January 24, 2021
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Elta, beloved daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, auntie, and friend.
Predeceased by her Dad Mike Babcock, Elta will be lovingly remembered and forever missed by her Mom, Betty Babcock, brother Lary Babcock, sister Ora-Lee Babcock (Rob Clarke), sons Andrew Worrall (Bethany) and James Ormond (Kathy), daughter Erin Wandler (Shane), granddaughters Shay-Lee and Grace, Nephews Merritt Babcock, Michael Landry and Niece Mia Babcock.
Elta was proud to come from a military family, and growing up, lived across Canada and Europe. She was fluent in both French and Italian before the age of 4, having lived in France and Sardinia. Returning home to Canada, Elta moved with her family throughout the country making friends everywhere she went. She had a beautiful, mischievous spirit which attracted everyone.
As an adult Elta spent most of her career in a care giving capacity, working many years with Home Support in Nanaimo where she supported countless families and was everyone’s favourite caregiver. More recently she bravely went back to school to complete her LPN designation, graduating with distinction in January 2020. Elta was the most mature student in her class and worked tirelessly, loving her school experience and the friends she made there.
Elta was a caring, selfless person who would give away her last dollar to help a friend. She was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved her family dearly. Elta had faced cancer once already and beat it. Her fight the second time was short and fierce till the end. She has left us all too soon and we will remember her always. Thank you to her close friend Donna who supported Elta during her final weeks.
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