Elvira E. Cudworth born April 27, 1920 in Anaconda, B.C. passed away July 30, 2014 at the age of 94. Predeceased by her loving husband Alan in 2004. Survived by her son Lee of Greenwood, B.C., daughter Heather Humes (Dave) of Peachland, B.C., son Arnold (Kathy) of Grand Forks, B.C., daughter Chala Aura (Wayne), of Richmond, B.C., seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and sister Violet Draper of Cranbrook, B.C. A wonderful, much loved Mother who will be truly missed.
Vera had a long and distinguished life of community service. She is perhaps best known as a member of the Greenwood Community Association, whose Friday Night Bingo provided much of the funding for the city’s community needs and activities. Vera was also promoter, guardian and president of the Greenwood Museum. She had been a City Councillor (1963-72), member and President of the Boundary Historical Society, Secretary of the Greenwood Heritage Advisory Board, Secretary-Treasurer of Girl Guides, Treasurer of St. Jude Anglican Church and member of the Greenwood Board of Trade. Vera helped form the Ladie’s curling club in 1947 and was on the executive until 1964. She also was presented with the Governor General’s prestigious 125 Medal in 1993. A special thank you to the staff at Village at Smith Creek for their wonderful care and support for our mother and her family. There will be no service by request. A private family memorial will take place at a later date. Donations may be made in Elvira’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Society.