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1929 - 2022

Elva Marion Kroeker (née: Young) passed away on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022 at the age of 93 years, holding the hand of her precious granddaughter Erin.  Elva was born to John and Harriett Young On April 9th, 1929.  She grew up in the Stony Beach District and took her high school at Central Collegiate in Moose Jaw, SK.  Elva was employed by the Associated Medical Clinic working as an assistant for Dr. A. L. Swanton for a number of years.  She married the love of her life, Peter Kroeker on October 14th, 1949 in Moose Jaw and they enjoyed many happy years together raising their family.  She was predeceased by her husband, Peter; her parents; Peter's parents; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; brother, Martin; and son, Neil.  Elva leaves to mourn her brother, Leslie (Judy); daughter, Merle Adkins (Phil); grandchildren: Ryan Adkins (Saskatoon) and Erin (Gord) Hewitt; great-grandchildren, Avery Hewitt and Logan Hewitt; sisters-in-law, Marlene Young and Norma Hamilton; and her much loved nieces and nephews.  Elva was a wonderful Mother, great cook, ace crafter and floral designer.  Her faith was very important to her and she was very active in the Moose Jaw Alliance Church for many years.  She loved her family members, with her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren being most precious.  Elva’s special place was the cottage at the lake where she loved to entertain family and friends with impromptu meals and goodies.  We will miss her but have comfort in knowing she is reunited with Peter and Neil.  Elva spent the last year and six months as a resident of Pioneer's Lodge in the Prairie View wing where the nurses, care aides and staff became her extended family.  To those Angels, Thank you for your exceptional care, kindness and compassion that you provided to her. A special Thank You to Dr. K. Brabant for stepping in and providing medical care for Mom.  A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at a later date when Elva and her son Neil will be interred next to her husband, Peter.  As an expression of sympathy, donations in Elva’s name may be made to Five Hills Health Region/Pioneers Lodge, 1000 Albert St, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 2Y2.  Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane.  Andrew Pratt Funeral Director 306-693-4550