Elizabeth (Fast) late of Abbotsford, BC passed away peacefully into the presence of her Lord on Sept. 1, 2004 at the Tabor Home, where she had been cared for since July. Born July 9, 1922 in the city of Odessa, Ukraine, Elizabeth was the first of 9 children born to Peter and Helena Fast. In 1926 the family emigrated to Canada, first settling in Sask., where they encountered, first hand, the effects of the depression years. When Elizabeth was 14 the family relocated to a small acreage on Eckert St. in Yarrow, BC. At 15 years she went to Vancouver and obtained domestic work in order to support her family.
Elizabeth married John Enns on December 6, 1943. In 1953 the couple settled in Abbotsford where they have lived since.
Elizabeth is survived by her devoted and loving husband John; daughters: Grace (David) Mossop, Luella Ennis, Betsy D’Agata, and Florence (Gary) Green; sons: Ed (Laura) Enns and James Enns; grandchildren: Karla, Melanie, Martin, Colin, Tara, Jarrett, Michael, Jonathan, Katherine, Jim, Paul and Sarah; and great-grandchildren: Amanda, Caleb, Kathryn, Iliana, Joey, Melissa and Matthew.
Elizabeth will be dearly missed by her siblings, Tina, Lena (Abe), Selma (John), Mary (Ed), Anne (Brian), Pete (Betty), Frieda (Dave), and Vic (Stephanie).
Above all Elizabeth was devoted to her family. She loved every one of us and was loved in return.
A memorial service will be held on Tues. Sept. 7, 2004 at 11: 00 am from Central Heights MB Church, 1661 McCallum Rd.
Woodlawn Funeral Home