It is with great sadness that the family of Elaine Suddaby (Kato) announce her sudden passing on May 12, 2021, at the age of 84.
She will be dearly missed by her children, Doug (Donna) Lengyel, and Peggy (Monte) Turner, her grandchildren, Lindsey (Jerrod) Barrows, Rachelle (Dustin) Ririe, Shara (Scott) Petrie, and Darcy (Kirsten) Osmond, and great-grandchildren, Jaxon and Boston Ririe, and Blakely Osmond.
Elaine will also be incredibly missed by her identical twin sister and best friend, Eleanor McLean, Eleanor's children, Karen (Randy) Spanswick and Sharon (Bill) Hnatiuk and their children.
Elaine was predeceased by her parents, Melvin and Elsie Kato, her loving husband, Harold, and her brother-in-law, Don McLean.
Elaine was born on August 16, 1936, in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Her happiest years were spent travelling with her husband, Harold, who called her his “Sweet Thing”. They spent winters in Oceanside California and Casa Grande Arizona and summers in Craig, Montana. She loved to travel and visit new places all over the United States. Her grandchildren have wonderful memories of spending time at her summer home in Montana, where they would play by the river and raid her vegetable garden.
She took great pride in her yard, and her California poppies were admired by the neighbourhood. Elaine was also an excellent cook, and her children and grandchildren will miss her cabbage rolls and "pink soup".
Elaine and her twin sister, Eleanor, were the very best of friends. They spent many hours every week talking on the phone, reminiscing about days gone by. They often said that even when they were far apart, they could feel if the other one was struggling.
In her later years, after Harold's passing, she enjoyed the companionship of her cats, Teaspoon, Sandy and Pepsi.
Some of her other admirable qualities included a great sense of humour, and always being there for her children when they needed her most. Elaine was proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and was eagerly anticipating the arrival of two more great-grandchildren this fall.
Her family will miss her greatly. They look forward to seeing her again... just not too soon. ;)
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