Elaine Irma (Bird) La Marche, 95, of Elrose SK, died unexpectedly June 26, 2019, in Saskatoon, SK. She was born on October 2, 1923, to Lee and Lillias Bird near Wilcox, SK. Shortly after Elaine’s arrival the family moved to a farm in the Carruthers, SK district. Elaine attended Normal School in Saskatoon and went on to teach school in several rural Saskatchewan locations.
She married Ed La Marche on September 29, 1947 and they had three children, Muriel, Lucille, and Phyllis. She had an avid interest in learning and felt a day was not complete without learning something new. Until her eyesight got too weak, she always had several different handcrafts on the go from embroidery to crocheting. She was very active in the United Church of Canada at local, presbytery and provincial levels for many years. She was active in the Legion Auxiliary as long as it existed at the local branch.
Elaine is survived by her daughter, Phyllis Robinson, grandchildren Ed La Marche, Sarah Latondress, Russel Gustafson, Shelley Gustafson, great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law Hazel Sanders and Ann (Bill) Zaporozen, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Elaine was predeceased by her husband, Ed La Marche, her two oldest daughters, Muriel Gustafson and Lucille Clark and her brother, Keith Bird.
The memorial service will be 10:00 AM Friday, August 30, 2019 at Elrose United Church. Elaine loved colour so please wear colourful clothing.