Elsie Alexandra Halvorson nee Paukszto
April 2, 1929 to July 13, 2021
Elsie might advise us to teach the young people to learn financial care for themselves. She was a teacher, of course and a mom. Born in Scott, Saskatchewan of immigrants from Poland she learned English in school and then taught her parents and then everyone after, good grammar, spelling and pronunciation. Her siblings, Mary & Vito, share that care for clarity.
Mom went to ‘Normal School’ at the University of Alberta where teachers were created in those days. At the one room country Setting Sun School, outside Metiskow, Alberta, she met and married Bob Halvorson and they farmed, raised three adults, Susan, Barry and Bruce the middle kid who pre-deceased her in a farm accident.
Grief can cause change so the couple ‘retired’ to Edmonton where they invested in the building of a car wash and they built a new circle of friends with time to enjoy the coffee always available for guests and themselves.
Elsie, met a wide variety of people with her ability to learn and have conversation on finance, politics and sports. She saw Gretzy and the Oilers skate around with Edmonton’s first Stanley Cup. Her grand children seem to have carried on her interests, especially in enjoying time with friends and conversation.
We thank and esteem all the people who work with seniors. Jasper Place Continuing Care took the word care to mean physical care for sure. AND everyone spoke to her, teased her and make life more than bearable. Hug a care giver for us anywhere you find one. That would be the ‘in lieu of flowers’ part of this obituary.