MCKERNAN, ILSE (ELSIE)
Elsie went peacefully into
the presence of her Lord
at 63 years of age on
April 13, 2012 with her
family by her side
after a courageous battle with cancer. She was
predeceased by Anna Huber, her loving mother. She will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her two sons Matthew
(Debbie) of Laval, Quebec and Nathan; her three grandchildren Samuel,
Alexandre, and Clara who were her pride and joy; the
father of her children Brian McKernan; her father Joe Huber and her siblings Ingrid (Gene) Sivorot, Hilde (Terry)
Schneider, and Joe (Kirsten) Huber;
and a large extended family.
Elsie was born in Austria and immigrated to Canada with
her parents as a baby. Her life was filled with faith, family, and a love of knowledge. She worked as a Librarian while raising her family in Prince George and later as a teacher at Immaculata High School in Kelowna. Upon retirement, she
pursued her love of travel and adventure. She had a deep and abiding faith, loved the arts in all forms, was a student of history, a gifted linguist, a food enthusiast, and a hard working philanthropist. She will always be remembered for lighting up any room with her glowing smile and joyful laugh.
A Prayer Service will be held on Tuesday, April 17th
at 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held
Wednesday, April 18th at 10:30am. Both services will take place at Immaculate Conception Church, 839 Sutherland
Ave, Kelowna, BC. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to may make a donation to the
St Vincent de Paul Society c/o Immaculate Conception
Church or Helping Hands for Hospice:
2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2Z6 in Elsie’s name.
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