Elsie Pregoda

May 22, 2020 10 Condolences Print Obituary

Elsie Pregoda, formerly of Rimbey, returned to the world of spirit on May 10, 2020 at 99 years of age.

Elsie was born February 25, 1921 in Hilda, Alberta to parents, Emanuel and Paulina Murschel. She grew up on a farm near Ponoka, Alberta. She received her teaching certificate in 1939 and taught for 4 years. She married John Pregoda in November 1944. They moved to a farm two miles north of Rimbey, retiring and moving to town in October 1973. They went on a variety of bus tours in the US and Canada. They took several road trips, visiting with friends and relatives. One of their most notable trips was one to Maui with Lorna and Brian in 1992. John passed away in October 1993.

Elsie enjoyed gardening. She loved her flowers and picking berries. Raspberries and Saskatoons grew in abundance in her yard, and she always had vegetables to share. Elsie enjoyed visiting with neighbours and friends over tea and cookies. She loved talking on the phone and kept in touch with many people this way. She had a keen mind and kept detailed records of day to day life and family history. Always empathetic, she was a good friend to those who knew her well. She enjoyed tatting, knitting, crocheting and sewing. Her passion and dedication to needlework resulted in dozens of beautiful pictures.

Loving remembered by her daughter, Lorna, sister, Eleanora, brother, Ernest, brother-in-law, George, numerous nieces and nephews, neighbours and friends.

She will be missed.

A private celebration of her life will be held.

  1. What a WONDERFUL TRIBUTE
    for a BEAUTIFUL , GODLY. LADY🌺
    My sympathies to you Lorna!
    She was so loved by my family as well!!
    God Bless You.

  2. My deepest sympathy to you. The loss of a mother, no what age, is difficult to manage. I wish you strength and peace.

  3. Lorna – so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Such a good picture of her and I remember many visits with her and your dad. God bless.

  4. Lorna, our sincere condolences to you on the loss of your mother. We will never forget the afternoon we spent with her in 2016 looking at her collection of clippings from the Rimbey Record. We (Jim , Lilly, and Pat French) enjoyed reminiscing about Jim’s days growing up in Rimbey. She was a remarkable lady.

  5. What a beautiful tribute to your Mom. Our sympathies on your loss Lorna.

  6. ** REST IN PEACE **
    Auntie Elsie, you’ve found your way home and are once again together with Uncle John, sitting on the front porch smiling, laughing and enjoying each other’s company.

  7. Lorna
    What a long and faithful life. I have good memories of visiting in your home. It was so serene. You have a wonderful heritable.

  8. I met your dear mother Lorna only once, but I liked her from your stories and I loved her at first site. I shell remember her with fondness.
    My love and compassion is with you, Lorna.
    Kathy

  9. Lorna my condolences. What a blessing to have your mother for 99 years. I have many good memories of spending time at your home when we were younger. May your heart be filled with peace and love when you think of your mother.

  10. All my love to you Lorna.
    Auntie Elsie will be deeply and profoundly missed.

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