RUBY (nee McKay) Elva

In Loving Memory of Elva Arlet Delaine born on December 28, 1934, in Dorintosh, Saskatchewan passed away March 31st, 2008 in her home in Abbotsford, BC at the age of 73. Elva was the fourth child of Charles and Irene McKay.

Elva was predeceased by her husband Calvin Swensrude, her common law husband of many years, Wes Ruby, her parents Charles (1970), Irene (1989) and her sister Ellen Farrell-Gorst (2003).

Elva leaves to cherish her memories, sons Clayton (Darlene) Swensrude, Meadow Lake, SK., Brad (Joanne) Swensrude, Edmonton, AB. Daughters Arlette Kral (Bob) Lumby, BC., Heather Swensrude (Bill) Regina, SK. Sister Vivian (Loran) Schwartz, LaCory, AB; her brothers Robert (Mary) McKay, Donald (Beulah) Dorintosh, SK. She also leaves her aunts Eleanor Dahlseide of Ft. St. John, BC and Hazel Lahoda of Sicamous, BC; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Elva will be fondly remembered for her many years of service to the Royal Canadian Legion. There is no formal service planned at this time, however interment of her cremated remains will occur in Meadow Lake later this summer. For those desiring, donations made in Elva’s memory to your local Legion Branch Poppy Fund would be most appreciated.

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