Obituary of Elisie Mjelve
(September 18, 1934 - April 27, 2023)
Elsie Mjelve of Wetaskiwin passed away on Thursday, April 27th, 2023, at 88 years young.
She was born on September 18, 1934, to Peter Zilinski and Helen (Wasylena) Dowhaniuk on the family farm near Anton Lake, Alberta. She was most proud of her job as a meteorologist with the title of Leading Air Woman in the Royal Canadian Air Force for five years in Ontario and France in the 1950’s.
In 1966, she married Kenneth Mjelve and they moved to Fort McMurray to raise a family, where they lived for over 40 years. Ken and Elsie reached their 50th Anniversary.
Elsie was wonderful with her hands. She was a prolific gardener of peonies, roses, and vegetables which filled her days with joyful work. There was never enough time for all her sewing and quilting ideas. And she adored opera and classical music, playing it loudly all day and singing along while doing housework.
Elsie was immensely proud of her family, appreciative of her friends, and leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories.
Her youthful spirit is carried on by her children and grandchildren: Carolyn (Darryl) Black, Brice Mjelve (Braden, Breanna, Benjamin, and Jacob), and daughter-in-law Julie Mjelve (Leif, Kiersten, and Faith), along with her siblings Mary Stanley, Julie (John) Olsen, Olga Grymaloski, Rose Gauthier, Betty Beanlands, and Pat Davis. She was predeceased by her devoted husband Ken, son Cameron, brother Victor Zilinski, and sister Sofi Wilcox.
A Funeral Service was held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 8, 2023, at the Burgar Memorial Chapel, 4817 - 51 Avenue Camrose with Rev. Fred Schneider officiating.
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Elsie's memory may be made to the Cross Cancer Institute.