Elsie Sophie Wolfram, beloved wife of the late Max Wolfram, passed away peacefully on Max’s birthday, Friday, October 2, 2020 in the Centennial Special Care Home in Langenburg in her 103’d year. Elsie was born on May 21, 1918, the middle child in a family of eleven, to Heinrich and Bertha (Cords) Schultz on a farm near Khedive. She attended school in Khedive and later Pangman, when her family moved there to farm.
While still in school Elsie worked as a telephone operator. At the age of 17, she moved to Regina where she worked as a nanny and later at the Soo Line Freight Office. It was when she was home from Regina for a weekend to play ball at the Khedive Sports Day that Max spotted Elsie and immediately decided that she would one day be his wife. They were married on July 14, 1940.
Elsie worked alongside Max their entire married life. Together †hey ran a pool room/bowling alley in Khedive which included a confectionery and barber shop. In 1951, they expanded the business into a general store eventually becoming "Wolfram’s Clover Farm Store”. They worked long and hard hours as the store was the hub of the small community where people would gather day and night for shopping, entertainment, a haircut and a good visit. In 1967, they sold their store in Khedive and moved to Churchbridge, where they purchased the Clover Farm Store and which later became "Wolfram’s IGA“. All during this time, they raised four children who were all involved in †he family businesses. In 1984, Elsie and Max sold their business and retired, spending †he next ten winters enjoying their home in Mesa, Arizona.
Elsie had a passion for needlework crafts; embroidery, knitting, tatting, crocheting and sewing clothes for herself and her daughters. She was an avid bowler and pool player and won many awards for her efforts. She enjoyed cooking, baking, and watching curling and the Toronto Blue Jays. One of her greatest loves was dancing. Elsie loved to dance as a young girl and shared that passion with her children and her living room was often the scene of dancing. Elsie also enjoyed the trips she and Max took Travelling across North America, the Caribbean and Hawaii.
In 2011, Elsie moved into the Heritage Manor in Churchbridge and in 2016 to the Westhaven Personal Care Home in Langenburg where she resided until she was admitted to the Centennial Special Care Home in 2019. She thoroughly enjoyed her time at each place and was a regular participant in their activities.
Elsie was a woman of strong faith, love and compassion. She accepted whatever came her way and firmly believed that the Lord would task her with no more than she could handle. She was proud of the fact that she was a lifetime member of the CWL and had served various positions throughout the years.
Elsie was predeceased by her husband Max in 1997: her son Bill in 1974; great- granddaughter Devyn in 2012; as well as siblings: Lelah and husband Jake; Gilford and wife Margaret: Bill and wife Jean; Bertha and husband Charles; Clint: Inez and husband Adolph; brother-in-law Clarence; Wilmar; and Bernice.
She leaves to mourn her passing: her son Jim: daughters Vivian (Lyle) and Sharon (Don); daughter-in-law Margaret (Gregg); her grandchildren: Brian (Dani), Amanda (Marc), Charla, Marisa, Colin (Janice), Nadine (Tom), Christopher (Sherry), Nathan, Dillon and Landon; her great-grandchildren: Emmeline, Elodie, Josie, Daniel, Rylee, Madison, Josh, Jaxon, Rogan, Lucas, Coady, Emma, Tyler, Reese, Amaya and Braylee; her siblings: Ruth, Henry (Betty), and brother-in-law Eldon, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
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