November 5, 1932 – March 19, 2018
Gourlay, Elaine Elizabeth (nee Hope) – It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Elaine, on Monday, March 19, 2018 in her 85th year. Loving wife to Charles Gourlay for over 50 years (predeceased), amazing mother to Ian (Laura) and Jane Perry (Dave), devoted grandmother to Colton, Blake, Leon, Jess, Alexis, William and Ashley. Elaine’s greatest love was always her family, she adored all of us and us her. Throughout her life she traveled the world. She was a daycare teacher for over 30 years, touching and changing the life of everyone she met. Mom was so intelligent, so beautiful, so kind, this world was truly a better place with her in it. Fashion was one of her favourite things and to her family she will always be remembered fondly as our fashionista. A private celebration of Elaine’s life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer Society, would be appreciated by the family.