Alice was born on January 29th, 1918 to Edwin and Christena Azevedo in Duval, SK. In 1922 they moved to the White Fox area and she attended Waterview school. The family later moved to Pinehurst where she finished her eight years of education.
In April 1940, she married Edward (Ed) Elves and moved to the farm in Torch River. Their son James (Jim) Edward Elves was born on October 30th, 1943. Jim was always the shining star in Alice’s life. They worked the farm together for many years.
Alice always had a big garden and farm animals. In the early years she milked many cows morning and night and she loved to ride horses. Alice enjoyed crafts, painting, decorating cakes and sewing (she made many quilts for family and relatives). There was always company stopping in to visit and they were always invited to stay for a meal. Alice spent all of her years working on the family farm until her move to the senior’s complex, North Haven, in Smeaton, SK.
Alice is predeceased by her parents Edwin (1970) and Christena (1966) Azevedo, husband Ed Elves (1967), son Jim Elves (2016), grandson Ken Elves (2009), her brothers Ted Azevedo (2004) and John Azevedo (2013), sisters Joyce McLachlan (1982), Norma McLachlan (2010) and her infant sister Joan.
Alice leaves to treasure her memory, her daughter-in-law JoAnn Elves of White Fox, granddaughter Donna (Rob) Kostyniuk of White Fox, grandsons Andrew (Dani) Kostyniuk of Saskatoon and Jesse Kostyniuk of White Fox, granddaughter-in-law Jaime Elves of White Fox, her sister Vera Hagen of Nipawin and her sister Grace Gelette of Burlington, ON, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
Alice Irene Elves was laid to rest in The Torch River Cemetery on August 1st, 2018 after a service in the Torch River Community Hall. Funeral arrangements were trusted to Heritage Funeral Home – Nipawin.
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