TELKE, Elizabeth

Posted: August 3rd, 2016

1160_KMJpknMj_TelkeElizabeth Claire Telke

1966 – 2016

Elizabeth died peacefully in her sleep in Lethbridge, AB on July 31, 2016. She left behind family and friends who are beyond sad at the hole left in their lives. Elizabeth grew up in Cranbrook. In 1992 she graduated with a Bachelor of Education Degree (distinction) from the University of Lethbridge. There she met the love of her life, Dwight Telke. They married in 1993 and were blessed with two fantastic sons, Nathan (18) and Aaron (16). Family truly was the most important thing in Elizabeth’s life. Elizabeth was a gentle, compassionate person, with a quiet determination. She coupled this with a quick witted sense of humour – we will all miss her peals of laughter. In addition to Dwight and her sons, she is survived by her father Peter Ford of Cranbrook, siblings Kathryn (Garth), Simon (Deanna), and Martin, along with many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her mother, Lynn Ford, in 2012. A Visitation will be held from 7:00pm – 9pm on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th St. S., Lethbridge, AB. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, August 5, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th St. S., Lethbridge, AB with Pastor Rodger Halvorsen, officiating. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations to the Humane Society of Canada, 120 Carlton St, Toronto, ON M5A 4K2 or to Epilepsy Canada, 4950 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 6K1.

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  1. Chris and Ron Preddy says:

    So sad to hear about Elizabeth’s passing Dwight. When I saw her picture I remembered her right away from Ron and Melissa’s wedding. We were in the wedding party together. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Dwight and your family during this very difficult and sad time. She was such a beautiful women both inside and out. Hope the memories you shared with her will somehow try to ease the pain you are dealing with. Our condolences to you all!!!

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