It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Elaine Florence Eisenkirch nee Whittles, late of the Baljennie District on Saturday May 5, 2018 after a short battle with cancer. Elaine was surrounded with family at the time of her passing at the Battlefords Union Hospital at the age of 70 years. Elaine was born in Battleford, SK on November 28, 1947. Left to cherish her memory are her Children; Grant (Bailey), Battleford, SK; Alana, Eatonia, SK; Mark (Michelle), Battleford, SK; Grandchildren; Skylor, Jesse, Austin, Ashley, Jordan; Brothers: Bruce (Gladys), Wilfred (Gladys), Dale (Shirley) all of the Battlefords; Sisters in Law Phyllis, Regina, SK; Brother in Law Mike, Windsor, ON, and George, Regina, SK, as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and many wonderful friends.
Elaine was met at the Gates of Heaven by her infant daughter Sheri-Lyn, her husband Wilfred, mother Mary, father Raymond, sister Jean; sisters-in-law Elizabeth, Margaret, and Diane; brothers-in -law Dan and Cliff; grandparents Russel and Lucy Waines as well as many aunts uncles, nieces and nephews.
Elaine grew up on the family farm south of Battleford where her strong love for animals, farming and family began. This was apparent throughout her life.
Elaine married Wilfred on November 7, 1970 where they lived in Regina, SK. They welcomed their first child Sheri-Lyn December 2, 1973. Grant would follow March 16, 1975. Sadly Sheri-Lyn would pass at the tender age of 23 months. Alana was born May 9, 1977. They moved to the farm and Mark came along March 21, 1979.
Elaine enjoyed doing things with her children; 4H, curling, football, she was always there. She decided one day she needed a job, so she applied at Gainers which eventually became Maple Leaf Meats. She worked there from the 1st day they opened their doors until the day they closed in 2014.
The love Elaine had for her children was only dimmed by the immense love she had for her grandchildren. They were her world and brought her so much happiness and joy.
When Elaine retired she enjoyed going on trips with her friends and living at the farm where she had many birds to feed, her dogs Rambo and Buddy that were always by her side, horses, and her cats Cuddles and the psycho Rocky. She enjoyed gardening and her flowers.
She was not in pain in the end for which we are all very grateful. She was able to leave this world as beautiful as she was while she lived in it.
At Elaine's request, no formal service will be held and cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service will take place at a later date at the Willowmoor Cemetery. The family has asked in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society 101 440 2nd Avenue North Saskatoon, SK S7K 2C3 or any Animal Rescue. For those wishing to leave a condolence, you may do so at www.eternalmemoriesfuneral.ca Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Trevor Watts of Eternal Memories Funeral Service & Crematorium.
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