Elfrieda immigrated to Canada in 1950 with her mother and sister. They settled in Coaldale, Alta., where she grew up, attended Bible school and met Peter. Elfrieda and Peter started their married life in Vauxhall, Alta., and later settled in Medicine Hat, Alta. Elfrieda was active at Crestwood MB Church, Medicine Hat, as a Sunday school teacher and wherever there was a need. She loved children and helping them know Jesus. After her sons were older, Elfrieda enjoyed babysitting. Her grandchildren brought her much joy. She was creative in painting, scrapbooking and card-making. In recent years, Peter and Elfrieda served at Camp Evergreen; she weeded flowerbeds, did laundry, organized and spent time with staff. Elfrieda was known for her hugs, listening ear and encouraging spirit.