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May 26, 1935 — April 10, 2013

Born on May 26, 1935 in Calgary, AB. Met and married her husband of 56 years, Joe Brewster in Banff, AB, where they lived and raised their family for 27 years. Passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side in Kelowna, BC on April 10, 2013. Survived by four children, Joe Jr. (Cheryl) of Kelowna, Shannon Brewster-Darragh (Greg) and their son Zack of Kelowna, Don (Mary) and their children Pat and Mack of Banff, Karyn Brewster-Harris (Cray) and their daughters Lexi and Sydney of Kelowna, BC. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 4:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Elsie’s memory to Central Okanagan Hospice Association – Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2Z6 or Cancer Centre for the Southern Interior, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”


Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 4:00 pm

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The service for BREWSTER, Elsie is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 4:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Tracey Parfitt says:

    Karen, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. My thoughts are with you and your family at this very sad time. Your mom will always be with you in your heart and will live on through your many cherished memories of her. Big hugs to you <3

  • Jackie Boyer says:

    Karyn, Cray, Lexi & Sydney – So very sorry to hear of Goosie’s passing. She was an amazing woman, in every way. Our thoughts are with you. Jackie, Danny, Courtney & Megan xo

  • Bert says:

    Dear family of Elsie;
    The world has lost a wonderful lady.
    I met Elsie at World Gym on my first day there at least 4 years ago. She immediately became a friend. Always enjoyed talking to her, she was such a kind lady with a wonderful smile.

    My sincere condolences to Joe and Elsie’s family, she will be missed.
    Sincerely Bert Cole

  • Dana, Rob, Emily, Nicola & Luc says:

    Karyn, Cray, Lexi & Sydney – so sad to hear about Goosie. Big hugs from the Crichton Family

  • Allan Crowder says:

    Joe and family, sorry to get the sad news and you and yours are in my prayers. Allan and

  • Erin Bailey Roosen says:

    Karyn, Cray, Lexi & Sydney, may good memories and peace be with you and all today and always. Karyn, you had that mother daughter relationship that everyone would of wanted. My heart is aching for your loss.
    Love and Prayers,
    Erin and family

  • Lois Jacobson says:

    Shannon, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom, your closest friend. Your mom will always be close by in your warm memories. My thoughts are with you and your family. Take good care Lois.

  • Ernie McCullough says:

    Your mother was a beautiful woman. I knew her as a friend in the 50s. There is a beautiful story here. She is in God’s Presence now and will be always.Our prayers are with you and with her. With love Ernie and Sue McCullough Calgary

  • Raelene Christman says:

    To all the Brewster Family,

    I’m so sorry to hear about Goosie’s passing. She was a special lady and I’ll always remember her fondly. My heart goes out to you all.

    Thinking of you and send hugs and love your way.

  • Bev & Dick Keller says:

    So sorry to hear your sad news – your mom and I spent many hours together years ago at the Banff Skating Rink for skating lesson and also making many skating costumes together. These were times I cherish as we watched you all grow into the fine people you are. She was a lovely lady and I know you will miss her so much. Hugs…….

  • murray mccargar says:

    Joe and family: Our sincere condolenses on the loss of Elsie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Murray and Mari-Anna McCargar

  • Dan Christman says:

    To the whole Brewster Crew,

    It breaks my heart to hear that Goosie has past. I will always remember what a special lady she was. Her physical body may not be with us anymore but Goosie lives on in each and everyone of you, forever.

    Wishing you all the best in this difficult time

    Much love

  • Grace and Jal Abelseth says:

    Our condolences to your whole family, as we remember Elsie. She and Joe have been good friends to us and we will always remember the good times we shared. All the best to your entire family.

  • Judy Libbrecht says:

    Shannon and family, so very sorry for your loss. Love Judy

  • Murray sluggett says:

    Our heart felt condolences go out to the entire Brewster family. i have fond memories of Elsie dating back to my teenage years, chumming around with Joe over at the family home.Elsie was always caring and considerate to all her childrens friends. our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time. From murray sluggett and family.

  • Karen Jansen Sudds says:

    Shanon, Mr. Brewster, Joe, Don and Karyn
    I am up in banff visiting my dad and he told me about your mom. I have very fond memories of spending time at your house and your mom was always so gracious (even when we left post party mess!!). My heart goes out to you as you journey through this season of grief.

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