Obituary – Elsie Clara [Zahacy] Ducharme

Elsie Ducharme
[1941 – 2018]
Elsie Clara Du- charme [nee Zahacy] – mother, grandmother, green thumb extraordinaire, sister, friend and mentor.

Elsie passed away in loving company Sept. 21 at the age of 77, four months after suffering a stroke in her most beloved place: her garden.

Elsie was predeceased by: her parents, Peter and Mary Zahacy; her brother, Willie Zahacy; husband Laurent Ducharme; and stepson, Albert Ducharme.

Elsie will be lovingly remembered by three children: Monique Kovithavongs [Carl], Laurier Mandin [Tia Dolinsky], and Marcel Mandin [Erin Shanahan]; two stepchildren: Claudette Swatez [Scott] and Bernie Ducharme [Joelle Boutin]; five grandchildren: Alex, Shelby, Kira, Zachery and Anika; and seven step-grandchildren: Liam, Allyn, Shawna [Joshua], Natalie, Travis, Alex and Madeleine; along with numerous friends and dear friends; sister Helen Burge and family; and brother Joe [Louise] Zahacy and family.


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