It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Elaine Cecelia Drake, formerly of Lundbreck, Alberta, who was welcomed into the arms of the Lord on June 19, 2020 at the Crowsnest Pass Health Care Centre at the age of 88 years.
Elaine was born on August 12, 1931 in Raymond, Alberta to parents Leslie & Eileen Emmerson. She blossomed into a beautiful and graceful young lady who won the heart of Robert Lloyd Drake. They married on June 27, 1949 and later blessed with four beloved sons.
Family was the most important gift Elaine cherished and she was very proud of her boys. She dedicated her life to their happiness and was a wonderful mother with a nurturing home. Elaine loved to cook for her family and was especially talented in the kitchen. She enjoyed gardening, reading, berry-picking, spoiling her dogs and travelling; she never forgot her vacation to Hawaii. She was kind and generous, witty and wise, and above all else, an amazing woman who will be fondly remembered and dearly missed.
She is survived by her devoted sons, Loren (Susan) Drake of Cochrane and Michael (Cindy) Drake of the Pincher Creek area; her cherished grandchildren, Christopher (Elaine), Justin (Erin), Jessica (Aaron), Adam (Andrea), Matt, David, Angela, Chris, Amanda, Melissa, Jenna, Garrett, Megan (Jesse), Brian and Ashley (Bryce); her precious great grandchildren, Hunter, Keegan, Kenzie, Shaya, Drake, Kayden, Kaleb and Ryeson; her brother, King (Betty) Emmerson; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends, especially Carol Poelt.
She was predeceased by her husband, Lloyd Drake and her sons, Randall and Daren.
The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 2:00pm in Fantin’s Funeral Chapel with LDS President Robyn Payne conducting the service. Pallbearers are: Chris Drake, Justin Drake, Adam Drake, Brian Drake, Garet Drake and Shayne Emmerson. Interment to follow at the family section of the New Blairmore Union Cemetery. Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements. (403) 562-8555
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