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Elsie Frances (Swanson) Myhran

March 13, 1919 ~ May 9, 2019 (age 100)
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    Mrs. Elsie Myhran of Preeceville, Sk, widow of Lawrence Myhran passed away Thursday May 9, 2019 at the Preeceville Health Centre. She was 100 years of age. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 18, at 2:00 p.m. from St. John Lutheran Church, Preeceville. The internment will follow in the Preeceville Community Cemetery - St. John Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials in memory of Elsie may be made to St. John Lutheran Church or a Charity of One's Choice.

   Elsie was predeceased by her husband Lawrence and her three children.  Elsie is survived by her two grandchildren Cheryl Behe (Rob) and Rick Frise and her two great-grandchildren Tyler and Josh Frise. She has two remaining siblings with Ilyn and Alec and son-in-law Rick Frise.

   Elsie Myhran (nee Swanson) was born on March 13, 1919. She was born and raised in Preeceville, Sask. Her parents had come from Norway originally. Elsie had three sisters and five brothers who consisted of Ilyn, Edna, Laverna, Jack, Thelmer, Frank, Malcolm, and Alec. Elsie was the eldest of all of her siblings and often took on the role of mother to them. She was admired by her siblings.

   Elsie married Lawrence in 1946 and raised three children Dorothy, Dennis, and Leonard on the farm in Preeceville, Sask. Elsie farmed alongside Lawrence for 16 years and was often seen driving the tractor, always worked hard looking after the animals and all the farming duties. Elsie and Lawrence left the farm in 1966 to relocate to Ontario with their children where she was employed at Facelle as a factory worker that produced Kleenex and several other items. Elsie was a dedicated and hard worker. She enjoyed her work at Facelle very much. Elsie also was employed at a local hospital as a cleaner. In 1981 after their retirement Elsie and Lawrence left Ontario and returned to Saskatchewan.

   Elsie was a devoted mother and loved her children dearly. She moved to Barrie, Ontario briefly to care for Dorothy her daughter when she was ill in 2002 and stayed till 2004 when she returned to Saskatchewan in 2006. Elsie was excited to be a nana to Cheryl and Rick, and spent endless hours playing with them when they were younger. She was a fun grandmother and enjoyed her grandchildren whether it was playing video games, watching her grandson play hockey or playing cards with her granddaughter. Elsie later became a great-grandmother to Tyler and Josh. Elsie enjoyed family and loved to have family gatherings and to cook for her family.

   Elsie had many skills, talents, and interests. She especially loved to garden, and always had a garden full of vegetables and flowers. Elsie could be seen spending countless hours in her garden to make everything grow well and everything beautiful.  She also loved to bake, cook, knit, and paint. She seemed to excel at her skills and talents and enjoyed them. Elsie had several interests that she enjoyed doing in her life. Elsie enjoyed playing cards and bingo with family and friends and would spend many hours with these two activities. Elsie also enjoyed music and to dance, and would always look to dance when music was playing.  She also loved listening to live music especially country music. Elsie took a keen interest in her health and was very health conscious, and her health was very important to her. She enjoyed having many discussions about foods, vitamins, and health with her granddaughter’s husband Rob.  Elsie was very interested in sports, and she loved her sports! She was often seen watching her Toronto Blue Jays, curling, football, and hockey. Elsie was also a big movie fan, and loved watching movies of all kinds on television. However, her passion was to drive. Elsie loved to drive her car, and she would make several trips back and forth from Ontario to Saskatchewan to visit her relatives than from Saskatchewan to Ontario to visit her children and grandchildren.

   Elsie was a kind, loving, intelligent, funny, and great friend and family member to all that knew her. Elsie loved to talk and make friends, and always made friends wherever she was. She was always a great neighbour and friend to those she crossed paths with in her life. Elsie would help everyone she could and would always be thankful when she was helped. She will be missed by her family and friends who all cherished the person she was.

   Elsie’s goal since she turned 75 years old was to live to be a 100 years old. Elsie fulfilled her goal and had a wonderful 100th birthday this year March 13, 2019 at her home at the Preeceville Personal Care Home. Thank you all for your care!

   Elsie proved that family is more than blood related when she met Lynnel and Lois Person of Preeceville, Saskatchewan. This wonderful couple were nana’s family for the past two years of her life. Elsie loved this family like it was her own, and Lois and Lynnel loved nana like she was family to them.  Thank you both for your love for nana.

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