Saturday, June 10, 2023
June 10, 2023

DRUMMOND, Elsa Margherita

Elsa Margherita Drummond
March 26, 1919 – September 18, 2020

We sadly announce the passing of Elsa Margherita Drummond our loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother in Vernon, B.C. She is now in the care of her Saviour Our Lord. Mom was born on Plantation Versailles, British Guiana, S.A., the daughter of George Fredrick Mackintosh and Aletha Mackintosh on March 26, 1919. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 47 years, Arthur, who passed away in 1996. She is predeceased by her parents and brothers Percy and Roland. Lovingly remembered by her two sons Ian (Cheryl) and Bruce, grandsons Clinton and Arthur, great grand children Kyan, Jaiden and Taylor.

Mom grew up on the plantation on the Demerra River in B.G. which mom fondly called British Guiana. She wished to be a nurse but the war came and things changed. Mom left B.G. for Aruba as a young woman, where she met her future husband Arthur. They were married in 1950 and had two sons. The family left Aruba for Vancouver, B.C. in 1955. In 1958 mom and dad moved the family to Kitimat, B.C. where she raised her boys and worked as a secretary at Northland Navigation. They retired to Salt Spring Island in 1976 where she lived for 36 years before moving to Prince George then Vernon. Mom was involved in the Catholic Church and a life member of the Catholic Women’s League. She was the Diocesan President for many years, well known by CWL members across Canada. In Kitimat, mom was an active member of The Toastmistresses and a Girl Guide Leader.

You will be dearly missed and loved very much by all of us.

Father Scott Whittmore will be presiding at the Funeral Mass for Mom.

In lieu of flowers, Elsa’s wishes were for donations to go to St. Paul’s Church in Fulford Harbour.

For further information on making a donation, please contact the parish office at 250-537-2150 or

Thank you to the nurses and care aides on the fourth floor Pennask of the The Hamlets Long Term Care for their tender care in her final needs.


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