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DIRKSEN, Elaine

Elaine went to be with the Lord on December 27, 2017 at the age of 87 years. She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Henry; four children: Dale (Rebecca), Dorrie (Perry) Nelson, Garth (Beth); Gerry (Angie); daughter-in-law Linda Dirksengale; thirteen grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; two sisters: Joyce Wolfe and Marilyn (Hank) Willms.  Sadly, predeceased by her son Wes in 2015, one brother and two sisters.  A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.

Elaine was raised in Gravelbourg, SK. She became a nurse in 1954, and was to excel in this profession throughout her lifetime.

Elaine’s life was one of service. This service was expressed not only in her nursing, but in her gift of evangelism, and in her dedication to her family.  In 1965, Elaine married Henry, and would raise 5 children: Dale, Dorrie, Garth, Gerald and Wes.  Throughout her life, Elaine’s family would be blessed, not only by her constant prayers, but also by her delicious meals.  Her table will always be remembered as a work of art and a symbol of her love.

In addition to serving her family, Elaine also faithfully served her church. Elaine’s church community was important to her, and would be a place where her leadership and gift of evangelism would bring many to the Lord.

Elaine will be missed. She is remembered with tears because of the tremendous loss of her presence, and with joy because she is present with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.

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Service: Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Location: Springfield Funeral Home

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