Elizabeth Ford Telke
1966 – 2016
Elizabeth died peacefully in her sleep in Lethbridge on July 31, 2016, a few months short of her 50th birthday, leaving behind family and friends who are beyond sad at the hole left in their lives. Elizabeth grew up in Cranbrook, attending Amy Woodland Elementary, Parkland Jr. Secondary and Mount Baker Sr. Secondary, and graduating in 1984. She moved to Lethbridge and obtained her B.Ed. at Lethbridge University. It was there that she met the man who became her husband, Dwight Telke. They were blessed with two sons, Nathan and Aaron, and her family truly was the most important thing in Elizabeth’s life. Elizabeth was a gentle, compassionate person, possessed of quiet determination when necessary, and a quick and wicked sense of humour – we will all miss her peals of laughter. In addition to Dwight and her sons and beloved dog Juneau, she leaves her dad, Peter Ford, of Cranbrook, and siblings Kathryn (Garth), Simon (Deanna) and Martin, along with nieces, nephews and a great-niece and great-nephew. Elizabeth was predeceased by her mother, Lynn Ford, in 2012. The funeral will take place in Lethbridge on August 5, 2016 at Martin Bros. Funeral Home. No flowers by request, but donations in Elizabeth’s name to the Canadian Humane Society or Epilepsy Canada would be appreciated.