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Elsie Reber

1925 - 2019

Elsie May Reber (nee Thacker), beloved wife of the late Orville Reber, passed away in Bow Island on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at the age of 93 years.

A private burial service was held at the Prairieview Cemetery, Grassy Lake, prior to the service.

The celebration of Elsie’s life was held at the Burdett Community Hall, Burdett on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 2:00 P.M.

Elsie is survived by four children Marvin Reber of Grassy Lake, Debbie (Keith) Harink of Brooks, Peggy (Ron) Peterson of Fort St. John, British Columbia and Randy Reber of Coalhurst; eight grandchildren Corey (Angela) Harink, Lacey (Dean) Satink, Jennifer (Kyle) Stanko, Adam (Ashley) Peterson, Ken (Shelagh) Peterson, Fred (Dawn) Reber, Pat Reber and Jayme (Mike) Porter. She is also survived by sixteen great grandchildren; three siblings George (Florence) Thacker, Ivy Corns and Clara Fraser.

Elsie was born in Bow Island on September 5, 1925 to Herbert and Clara Thacker. She was raised and lived in Bow Island until she met and married Orville Reber. They farmed in the Burdett area until their retirement, when they moved to Grassy Lake.

Orville passed away in 1994. Elsie moved to Pleasant View Lodge on September 1, 2017 and has resided there until her passing. Elsie always had a smile for everyone she met and was known for her gracious attitude and positive outlook. She enjoyed the prairies, gardening, sewing and especially socializing. Elsie was a caring, gentle, kind soul and will be missed by her family. Her joyous spirit for life will live on in our hearts forever. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. A rose is going to heaven.

If friend’s so desire, memorial tributes in Elsie’s name may be made directly to a charity of choice.

Elsie’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Tawfeeq, the nursing staff at the Bow Island Health Centre and the staff at Pleasant View Lodge for your love and care.