Ilse (Elsie) McKernan

Ilse (Elsie) McKernan


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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