Elsie Alexandra Halvorson nee Paukszto


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.

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Brian and Debbie Scherger

So sorry for your loss. Our sympathies at this time Barry and Susan. Xoxoxo

Lowell and Irma Eckert

So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother, Susan. Please accept our sympathy.

Lloyd Sherk

Hi Susan, sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. While I never met your mom, knowing you suggests to me that she provided a strong foundation that allowed you to build your life on. Savour the memories and take care.


Please accept my condolences on your loss. While I hope you have many happy memories to sustain you, I know it also means you’ll feel the loss more keenly. It seems like the world was a better place because Elsie was in it.

Eloise Cameron

Susan very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom.

Nancy Hope

Dear Susan
Art and I send our sincere condolences to you and the families. Now we know where your wonderful gift of writing and incite came from. She was a remarkable woman and I’m sure you will miss her so much.
Love and Hugs
Nancy (Hope) & Art (Rigby)

Pat and Ken Meyer

We still remember the first Christmas Pat spent at the farm when Bob and Elsie came up. She brought leftse which we gobbled down with cinnamon sugar. We’re sure you and Barry have memories galore to spice up your reminiscing. Big hugs to you all