REDDEKOPP, Elsie (Lisa)

Elsie (Lisa) Reddekopp, nee Meissner, passed into the spiritual world on February 13, 2022. She was 103 years old. Elsie was the daughter of David and Julianna Meissner. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Erwin D Reddekopp, her parents, brothers Frederick, Victor (Agatha), Bert (Frieda) and sister Irene (Bill) Dzeryk. Elsie is survived by her children Ron (Dianne), Sharon (Alan) Williams, Wayne (Therese) and Brian (Fawn), as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Elsie was born in the hamlet of Lockwood Saskatchewan. She left there in her late teens and made her way to Calgary, Alberta, where she met the love of her life, Erwin. Their life together became an adventure, as he went from farming to ministry. As in most things she did, she excelled as a minister’s wife, being the quintessential hostess, whether only for coffee and dessert, dinner, or a place to sleep for the night. Her skills were a great complement to Erwin’s profession. She was a second mom to many of her children’s friends. Elsie loved crossword puzzles (did them with a pen rather than a pencil), scrabble, jigsaw puzzles and reading. She also enjoyed knitting and produced many a baby garment for her children and grandchildren.

The many rose bushes in her Kelowna BC garden gave her great delight. Elsie’s green thumb carried on into her retirement home where her plants flourished in the window garden in her suite. Mother was an avid Blue Jays fan and on her 100th birthday was presented with a signed baseball bat and ball from Kevin Pillar, center fielder for the Blue Jays.
A Celebration of her Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, you can make a donation to the charity of your choice. Thanks to the staff in unit 3400 of Eaux Claires Extendicare in Edmonton for making her comfortable in the last months of this earthly life.

“As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” Joshua 24:15

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Nancy Leras

There are simply no words to express the depth of my feeling about this incredible woman. Lisa was my “rock” in so many ways. I’m very, very grateful that she (and Father Erwin) came into my life around 1974. I have learned so much from them as a couple, and so much from Lisa as to how to handle whatever life gives. Unfortunately, I’m not prepared to handle the sadness that her passing brings to my mind. However, it is NOT about ME. It is about so many people who grieve her passing, and yet there is the lovely thought of her finally becoming the Heavenly Angel she has been preparing to be for many years. Well done, good and faithful servant. Thank you for the love, care, laughter, lessons, recipes, advice and true friendship. Until we meet again, I will always love you.

Libbie Reddekopp

I loved mom so much. She and I had many good times shopping, visiting, and family times. Are visits were always special. Going to the first family reunion in Lockwood and meeting her brothers and their families and Aunt Irene was so special. Gosh family campfires, meals, baseball games, talent shows. Such special memories. She loved us all being in Lockwood with our families. She was such a special mother who made all of our times together special. My children and I celebrate her special life and know that being with dad now and her brothers, sister, parents and friends that meant so much to her in her life time is now being rewarded in the heavens. Thoughts and prayers are with the Reddekopp family at this time.

Richard Slough

The Reddekopp’s were like parents to me. Always loving always caring. God bless the family with all the good memories. With loving sympathy, Rick

Joan & Gerry Wetaski

What a beautiful, amazing, lady! We thank you for the many, delightful, memories. Love and respect

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