Elvera grew up in an energetic, loving family. In 1949, the family moved to South Vancouver, where she made a commitment to Jesus and was baptized. Elvera, Peter and their sons moved to North Vancouver, where she spent 20 enjoyable years working as a medical office assistant to Dr. Maritz. Upon retiring, they moved to Richmond, followed by White Rock, and finally, Abbotsford, B.C. Relationships were important. She enjoyed many happy moments with family and friends: playing cards, travelling and going out for lunch or coffee. She loved time with her children and grandchildren. Two years ago, Elvera began experiencing pancreatic problems. She died following a difficult journey through cancer.