SMITH ; Elva B., of Hunt’s Point, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool on Monday, April 15th, 2013 with her family by her side.
Born in Liverpool, she was a daughter of the late John and Elsie (Whynot) Ingram
Elva’s greatest love was her family and friends with whom she shared many wonderful times. Elva had many interests, some of which were quilting, sewing, stained glass, rug hooking, carving and gardening. She also enjoyed the many years she played broomball including the trip to the Canadian Nationals in Yellowknife. She liked to try other activities among them were golf, curling, tennis, badminton and bowling. Elva enjoyed spending time with her friends walking, jogging, bicycling, shopping and travelling. She also enjoyed the trips she and her husband Mike took with their friends and the trips she took with her sister and sister-in-law. Time spent at the cabin with family and friends was very precious to her as well as her dogs who provided many hours of enjoyment.
Elva worked at Bowater Mersey Paper Company Ltd for 38 years. During this time, she also worked part-time for approximately 15 years with Rossignol Credit Union. She studied and received her CMA designation while at Bowater. From 1992, she worked alongside her husband at Seaside Seafoods which included making her signature pies.
She is survived by her husband of 33 years Michael, her sister Geraldine (Lawrence) Ernst of Halifax, her brothers Eugene (Ethel), Douglas (Diane), both of Liverpool, Wayne, Jeffrey (Erin), both of Mersey Point. Sister-in-law Rose Ingram of Liverpool and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brother Charles in 2012.
Visitation will be Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 from 7 until 9 p.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Funeral service will be Thursday, April 18th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. from Trinity Anglican Church. Chaplain Donald Lawton officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Liverpool. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Queens General Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Erin & James Conrad
Dear Mike and family,
So sorry to hear of your loss of such a wonderful person.
Karen & John Henley
So sorry to hear of your loss Mike, my Dad (Ticky Smith) always spoke so highly of Elva while working at Bowater. Your in our thoughts and prayers
Mona & Bill Mosher
Michael, so sorry to hear of Elva’s passing, thinking of you, take care!!
so sorry for your lose Elva was a wonderful person .. Always willing to help anybody and always willing to listen when you had a problem I enjoyed working with her .. She will be dearly missed .RIP you truly where an Angel
Mike and all the family
So sorry to hear of Elvas’ passing, she was a great person and we enjoyed many good times in the younger years, especially broomball. She will be sadly missed by all that knew her, my thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Jsnet Blackbird Whynot
To the Ingram and Smith families. Our thoughts are with you in this your time of sadness. Carl and Janet Whynot
Donna and Ian Denison
Mike – so sorry to hear Elva had passed away, but I`m so glad I had a visit with her on Monday. She fought a hard battle. We are thinking of you at this difficult time. – Donna
Cathy & Rollie Wentzell
We are saddened to hear of Elva’s passing.
May friends and family and fond memories
help you through this most difficult time..
Brenda and Ira Huskins
So very sorry to see of Elva’s passing. Brenda really enjoyed the days of broomball and then working under her and Mike at Seaside Take Out. She will be missed by all. RIP Elva.
Robert and Sally Fader
Mike and all the family:
So very sorry to hear of Elva’s passing. She was a wonderful person and loved by so many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.
Kirk and Donna Whynot
Mike and all the family, So sorry to hear of Elva’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. RIP Elva
Susan and Butch MacLeod
Mike and families: Our sincere condolences. We have fond memories of Elva. You are in our prayers.
Sorry to hear of Elva`s passing. Many memories of those friday lunches at the landing and thurs night rug hooking classes. RIP
Gerri & Joe Fraelic
Our sincere condolences Mike and family. Our thoughts are with you.
Jessica Van Dyne-Evans
Michael – I didn’t know Elva long, but she left a definite mark upon this world. What a lovely person – always gracious and smiling. I’ll miss her. Many condolences.
Gary Conrad & Gloria
Gary & Gloria,
sorry to hear of Elva’s passing. Our thoughts are wtih you at this very difficult time.
Mike & Sandra Roy
So sorry to hear of Elva’s passing. She is not suffering now=, she is at peace…try to take solacein that……Mike & Sandy
Gerri and Families
I was so very sorry to hear about Elva. She was one of the sweetest and honest and caring people I have ever known. As others have said at least she is not suffering anymore and she is with her other loved ones. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Barb and Brian Fralic
So sorry to hear of Elva’s passing. Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time.
Barb and Brian
To Mike and the Ingram Family,
Val and I offer our sincerest sympathies at passing of a dear wife and sister.
Sharon and Ronald Verge
Mike and Family, we are sorry to hear that Elva has passed,our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the Family.Take comfort in knowing she is no longer suffering.
To the Smith & Ingram families;I am so very sorry to hear of Elva,s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with both families at this sad and difficult time.May precious memories help you through your loss.
Janet and George Fletcher
We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Elva. Our thoughts and our prayers are with her families.
Gordon and Merle Fisher
Dear Mike And the Ingram Family.We are offering condolences especially Mike who has been a great friend to us and are passing along long prayers for Elva. She is now in a peaceful place were she is finally resting in God’s arms. She had put up a great struggle , but lost in the end. Bless you Elva.
Dale and Suzanne Verge
Mike and Ingram family..so sorry to hear of Elva passing she was a great person and always lots of fun when the girls got together for their outing to the camp she will be sadly missed ..our prays and thoughts are with ….sue and dale verge
Linda and Clarke Rafuse
Our sincere sympathy sent your way in the loss of Elva. She was a lovely lady. I went to school with her. She had a great sense of humor and was always fun to be around. We know how much you will miss her dearly.
Linda & Clarke Rafuse
Wayne & Wendy Orme
So sorry to hear of Elva’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to both the Ingram and Smith families.
clyde and david whynot
DEAR MIKE AND THE INGRAM FAMILY WE ARE SORRY TO HEARL THE PASSING OF A WIFE AND SISTER SHE IS NOW FLYING WITH THE ANGEL OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
Donna and David Dicks
Mike and Family, Sorry for your loss. Our sincere sympathy to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Take care.
Tinie and Giffy Fralic
So sorry for your loss Mike,Elva was such a great person and will be missed very much.
brian and kim mansfield
deepest sympathies to the families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Garmett & Jan Winchester
Mike and family,
Our thoughts are with you.
Jan & Garnett
Jamel & Rhonda Perry, and Catherine MacEachern
Dear Mike and Family:
Our sincerest condolences on Elva’s passing. I have not met a more generous special person like Elva.
Leon & Norma Robertson
So sorry to hear of Elva’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to all the family. She is in peace now.
Gale and Art Deveau
We would like to express our sincere condolences to Mike and all of Elva’s family.Our thoughts are with you all.
Gale and Art
Glen and Diane Dexter
Mike and Family, Jeff, Erin and Family, We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Noweta Nickerson and Ron Zwicker
To the Smith & Ingram families
We are so sorry to hear of your loss , our sincere sympathy to all of you at this difficult time
Mike and family.
So sorry to hear about Elva. She was a great lady and team leader. All the great memories we will all have of her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Robenia and Theresa Brewster
Sharon & Philip Thorbourne
So sorry for your loss Mike, treasure your memories
Gary & Verna Rawding
Mike and family our thoughts and prayers are with you .
Viv Croft (Whynot)
RIP beautiful lady……..free from pain and flying high up above……..
To the Smith & Ingram families
Deepest sympathies to the families, I always enjoyed talking to Elva about traveling…..she always had some travel tips for me…….she was a great lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Karla & Kendell Colp
Eleanor and Sherman Roberts
So sorry to hear of Elva’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Mike – so sorry to hear of Elva’s passing. She was a wonderful and compassionate person. I worked with her for many years at Bowater’s. She will be greatly missed.
Anne Marie Nolan
Mike,, so sorry to hear of Elva’s passing,,,,she was such a kind and loving individual.Treasure the memories! RIP Elva..
Mike We are so sorry to hear of Elva’s passing.Our deepest sympathy to you and the Ingram families
our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time…
Paul and Lana
Clyde and Ethel Roberts & family
So sorry for your loss. Elva was a gift to this world
mike , so saddened of elvas passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this saddened time
Frank and Janet Smith
Mike…sendimg our prayers and thoughts at this difficult time.Condolences to all the family as well. We remember the good old days of Broomball, great times!!! May Elva rest inpeace now…
Mike and the Ingram Family:
So deeply saddened about Elva’s passing. My most sincere sympathy to all of you.
marg, jean, mary brown
mike, we were hoping for better days so were saddened to hear that Elva had passed on. Our thoughts are with you .
Vaughn & Kathy Rawding
Mike and family:
So sorry to hear of Elva’s passing, thinking of you all during this sad time.
Walter and Sherri Miller
Mike : we were so sorry to hear of Elva’s passing.Our condolences to you and all her family.
Mike and Ingram family,
Yorke and I are so sad to hear of Elva’s passing. She was a very good friend and a lovely person. She will be greatly missed.
Phyllis & Yorke
Bonnie Muise and Paul Whynot
Dear Mike and Ingram family,
We were both saddened to hear of Elva’s passing. Our prayers for all of you are quietly spoken in our hearts! I will ring my bell for her, so she gets her angel wings, although I think that is a given as she was an angel here on earth. Love each other and remember we are thinking of you all.
Bonnie and Paul.
Fred and Wendy Wamboldt
Mike and family,
Our sincere condolences to you and your families. I knew Elva for many years. Our prayers go out to you all.
Fred and Wendy
Rachel and Robert Dexter
Sincere condolences to you Mike at this difficult time.
Robert and Rachel Dexter
Dennis & Gail Lavender
Sorry for your lost of Elva it is a sad time for anyone that knew her she left each and everyone a bit of her heart . Our deepest sympathy . Our thoughs and prays are with you all.
Mike: I am very sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you.
To the Ingram and Smith families……I was very saddened to hear of Elva’s passing. Her suffering has finally ended and she is now at peace. She will be missed by many and her memory will live on forever. May you find comfort and strength in each other and in the loved ones who surround you during this difficult time.
Lisa Tarr & Darren Whynot
To the Ingram & Smith families our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Roxane and Carl Canning
So sad to hear about Elva. I enjoyed working with her she was truly a wonderful person. Our thoughts are with you.
Dennis & Sherri Harrington
To Mike and Family,
Please except our most sincere condolences at this very sad time.
Just know that others care and are sharing your sorrow.
dennis & Sherri H.
Kurt and Anne Sarty
We are so very sorry for your loss.
Mike: Dave & I send our sincere condolences to you & your family. Elva was an awesome person with a beautiful smile. I will remember fondly the fun times when we played Broomball (she sure enjoyed the game)…
Gini Jonassen (Nickerson)
To the Smith and Ingram Families … While it has been many years since seeing Elva last, I have many fond memories of our Grade 12 year together … take comfort in the lives she touched and the memories that will live on in times to come … heartfelt sympathies to you all … heaven truly has another angel.
Lorraine & Clair Hupman
To Mike and the Ingram family Our sincere condolences on Elva’s passing. Memories help the healing Sincere sympathy to all.
Sorry for your loss.. Elva was a great lady and you will miss her dearly… people say time heals I say time rearranges the memories..
My thoughts are with you…..
Val and John Kempton
To Elva’s family – Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. Elva was a wonderful person and she will not be forgotten by anyone who met her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Susan & Kenny Roy
Dear Mike and all the Iingram and Smith family members, So sorry to hear of Elva’s passing. She truly was a wonderful person and she loved all of you so very much! ………through working for you and Elva I didn’t only have great bosses but wonderful friends. Many memories were made over the years and will always be treasured. She was a great person. She’s no longer suffering…. Rest in peace ‘Elva. Our deepest, heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of you……Susan & Kenny
Gerry and Lu McNeil
To Elva’s Family – We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Elva was a great person, loved to have a good time and was loved and respected by all who had a chance to meet her. She will be missed! Know that we are thinking of you.
Ron and Rose Anthony
Mike and the Ingram Family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Bill and Sandra Journeay
Mike ; So sorry to hear of Elvas passing , She was a wonderful person. Please accept our deepest sympathy’, Bill and Sandra
peter and sharon
To Mike and the Ingram family – Were sorry to hear of Elva’s passing,she’ll be missed dearly.RIP Elva.
My sincere condolences to the entire Smith and Ingram families.
Very sorry to hear of Elva’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
Joy and Alex Melanson
Mike and family please except our condolences on the loss of such a nice lady. She was a good friend to Estelle.
Joy and Alex
Susan & Kenny Roy
Mike, Ingram and Smith families……So very sorry to hear of Elva’s passing………she was truly a wonderful person and loved all of you dearly!…….through working for you I not only had wonderful bosses but gained great friends! We have wonderful memories , that will always be treasured. Elva is no longer suffering…she sure fought a strong battle……..Rest in Peace,Elva…our sincere, heartfelt sympathy , Susan & Kenny
Deanna & Ralph Grezaud
Thoughts and Prays for the Ingram and Smith families at this sad time, God Bless.
Donald & Donna Huphman
We was very sorry to hear of Elva’s passing ,Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad and difficult time ..
Mike, I am so sorry to have heard about Elva passing. She was a very special person and made everyone around her better. Sending you heartfelt wishes from Linda and I.
Bella (Annie Roy) & Jordan Oickle
Mike, So sorry to heard about Elva passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all .
Clyde & Wendy MacAdams
Mike & Stephanie & family
We were so sorry to hear of you loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts at this difficult time.
Mike and Family,
I am so sorry that Elva didn’t get to enjoy all the things she had planned for her retirement. Always kind, no-nonsense, funny, caring, and self-deprecating, I am so very grateful I got to know her as we carved and laughed all those evenings. Peace to Elva and condolences to those who she left behind.
Cathy & Arthur Anthony
To the Ingram and Smith Families
Elva was a wonderful person and a true friend. She will be greatly missed.
Cathy & Arthur Anthony
Ivan&Marilyn Huskins says
Ivan & I ( Marilyn ) would like to send our condolences to you
and her family on the passing of your wife Elva. We actually
didn”t her that well, but we were told she was such a lovely
lady. Ouir thoughts are with you at this difficult time. She’ll
be missed by everyone who knew her.
Dwight and Louise Fancy
Mike and family,We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Elva. I never knew Elva ,only in seeing her at the home to visit your mom
.We are thinking of you at this difficult time.Also thinking of her family the Ingrams.,
cindy (smith) acker
Mike and family, so sorry to read of Evan’s passing. She was one of a kind, a true friend. I have many memories from our years of playing broomball together in liverpool. Treasure your memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. You will be missed …. Rip my friend …..
Cindy (smith) acker … Liverpool’s rascals goalie
Stephen and Kathryn Freeman
Mike and family,
So sorry to hear of Elva’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences. She will be dearly missed.
Debbie ( Verge) Godfrey
Today, my mind has been on Elva Ingram-Smith- and how I feel about her… Elva was a gentle woman, with a lively spirit- she played hard,loved hard,worked hard and exercised hard… she gave of herself freely and lovingly… I really thought she’d beat this cancer-but she fought as hard as she could,and that’s all she could demand of herself- she had a beautiful smile,a genuinely great heart,a zest for life that we should ALL have, and she will be missed, by family,by her husband,Michael, by friends near and far…and by me…goodnight,my broomball buddy, sleep well knowing you gave the game your all…
Dave and Colette Kemshead
Mike, we were truly sorry to hear that Elva has passed. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dave @ Colette
Brian, Dianne Godfrey & Family
Mike and Family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Elva was a wonderful person, enjoyed working with her on the Credit Union board of directors, and also enjoyed her pies, she will be missed by many !
cedric@ susan smith
mike and family so sorry to here of your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Bill & Anne Mac Neil
Mike and family
So sorry for your loss of Elva our thoughts and prayers are with you.
To Elva`s family there are no words to express that will ease your pain at this time but with help of family and friends you will get through this.just wanted to let you all know that my thoughts are with you all at this sad and difficult time.
Kevin And Debbie Page
Mike and Families,
So Sorry to hear of Elva’s passing,
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you.
Kevin and Debbie
Gail & Robbie Whynot
to Mike and family. Sorry to here of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.
Quentin and Sue Jackman
Elva was a sweet lady. We will always remember her warm smile! Thinking of Mike and family. Sorry for your loss.
Thinking of everyone with sadness in the loss of your loved one.
Mike i am so sorry to hear the news. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Roy & Margaret Wentzell
Mike & family sorry to hear off your loss
Kevin and Cathy Barrett
Mike, Cathy and I were so sad to hear of Elva’s passing. Elva so loyal, a true pleasure to work and talk with every day. She always had the back of her friends at Mersey and was a truly rare friend. We all are the poorer for her passing.
At the end Elva endured a lot, but at least now she can rest in a better place.I like to think she’s walking on a beach somewhere, beer in hand, waiting for the rest of us to catch up,
Our hearts go out to you, the Smiths and the Ingrams during this difficult and painful time….
Sorry for your loss.
Allan and Ann Smith
We are very sad to hear of Alva’s passing. She was a very special lady. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Allan and Ann
I was shocked to read Elva’s obituary as I did not know that she was fighting for her life. A beautiful and strong woman!
Mike, please know that my heart is saddened by this news and that I offer prayers and blessings to you, your family and the Ingram family, today and always. God bless you all. Love, CarolAnn
Mike, and Ingram Family— Sorry to hear of the passing of such a great lady. I will always remember her love of Broomball and the way she played the game with a smile.
Esther and Kevin Doggett
To the Smith and Ingram Families:
We are very sorry to hear of Elva’s passing. I’ve always thought she was a strong and hard working lady. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Our sincere sympathy.
Kerry & Cathy Ritcey
We are very sorry to hear of Elva’s passing. God Bless you and your family at this time of sorrow.
Kerry & Cathy Ritcey
To Mike and all of Elva’s family, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Elva was a wonderful person and I was truly blessed to have her as a friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you in this time of sorrow.
we are very sorry and sad of Elva’s passing. She was such a good person
Lillian Brennan-Cathy's mom
Sorry to hear about Elva. Thinking of you during this difficult time.
I am very sorry to hear of Elva’s passing. She was a very special person and will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Blair C.Smith & Michelle Dort
Michelle and I are very sad to hear of Elva’s passing.
Condolences to you and the rest of the family. Let her memory live forever.
Mike, so sorry and sad to hear of Elva’s passing. I swam with her at White Point. Lots of good laughs. She was a sweetheart. Thinking of you during this difficult time.
I usually don’t do this, but for Elva I’ll make the exception. I met Elva thru’ the Mill and she was so easy to like and work for. I remember the fun we had at the Xmas parties during my early years in Accounting and later doing odd carpenter jobs at her home. We shared a love of wood working which I thought was different for a woman, but that was Elva, would try anything. Although she had no children it was easy to see the children in her life were…. all special to her. We all want the best for our children and sometimes that is staying in small time Nova Scotia if they choose to. For Elva it obviously enriched her life and ours for knowing her. To the Smiths and Ingrams…be happy for her as she continues her journey in yet another place. We’ll bless you all in our thoughts.
Mike, Sorry to hear about Elva.,She was truly a kind and compassionate lady, she will be missed by so many, her smile and attitude towards everyday life was remarkable…My thoughts are with you at this very difficult time..
Take Care Buddy,
John Roach and Family
Laura & Gord
Michael- We were sorry to hear of Elva’s passing but understand she fought a royal battle and is finally at peace.Please accept our sincere sympathy.
We are in Florida or would be in Hunt’s Point.
Sincerely Laura & gord
John Theriau and Patty Peach
Mike, we are very sad to hear of Elva’s passing. I spoke to her in the hospital and then John and I left to travel cross country. We have moved to Red Deer for 2 years. Our thoughts are with you……
Harry & Cheryl Kennickell
So sorry for your loss. May the concern and sympathy of those who care help you through this difficult time. Elva will be fondly remembered by many.
Mike,passing along condolences from Robert and Mona Inness
Bill & Cheryl Bouges
So sorry to learn of Elva’s passing.
We remember the great days we had with you both.
i wqs so sorry to hear about elva, she will be missed
Sorry to hear of Elva’s passing. My thoughts are with you and the rest of the family .
My sympathy to you, MIke, and to your family. I never got to know Elva as a grown-up. To me she was the dear little girl in my class at Gorham School. She still retained that aura of sweetness and gentleness.
My sincere sympathy to you, to the family, and to those who loved Elva.
Mike I`m sorry to hear of Elva passing my thoughts are with you