PLESKIE Elsie, 1940 – 2009 Mrs. Elsie Stella Pleskie, beloved wife of Paul Pleskie, and mother of Kelly White and Aaron White, passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Monday, April 6, 2009, at the age of 69 years. Elsie was born on April 6, 1940 in Ethelbert, Manitoba to Fred and Anne Kowaluk. She attended Highway School for her elementary years of schooling and graduated from Pine River High School. Elsie completed her requirements for a B.E. at the U of A, and carried on to teach at various schools in Alberta. In 1961, she married Leonard White and was blessed with two sons, Kelly and Aaron. Her great joys in life were her seven grandchildren and her airplane. Elsie learned to fly in Rocky Mountain House and was proud to share that excitement with everyone she knew. Elsie remarried in 1996 to Paul Pleskie and moved to Medicine Hat. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and painting which occupied most of her time during her retirement years. Elsie will be forever missed by her loving husband Paul; her sons, Kelly White of Beaumont, Alberta and Aaron (Joanne) White of Sherwood Park; grandchildren, Michael, Matthew, Kimberly, Steven, Brendan, Evan, Brooklyn; sisters, Mary Weber, Nadia Bartholomew and Helen Didur; brothers, Peter (Toni) Kowaluk and John (Kathy) Kowaluk as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Fred and Annie Kowaluk. A Celebration of Elsie’s life will take place at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901-13th Street S.W., on Tuesday April 14, 2009 at 10:30 A.M., with Pastor George Koopmans officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. (Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at www.cooksouthland.com If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Elsie’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 102 Crestwood Square One, 1865 Dunmore Road S.E., Medicine Hat, AB. T1A 1Z8. Arrangements in care of Cook Southland Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, 901 – 13th Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Toll free 1-877-528-6455.

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