Our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and Great Great Grandmother passed away a Chemainus Care Home. Elida is survived by her 3 daughters, Mary, Phyllis and Jacqueline, 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren.
Elida was born in Victoria to Hannah and Albert Nelson. She was predeceased by her husband James who passed just 6 months prior to his 100th birthday. During their marriage they moved 34 times, going where the work was and then retirement. Elida spent her life caring for her children, family, and helping her husband on his commercial fish boat and ranch in the Cariboo. Elida was also predeceased by her 2 sons, Robert (Betty) and Gordon (Helen) and her 5 siblings.