May 12, 1933 ~ February 25, 2017
Elizabeth Domke passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Creston Valley Hospital following a short but determined battle with cancer. Mrs. Domke was a lifelong resident of Lister, BC, having been born on May 12, 1933 in Camp Lister, BC, the daughter of Robert and Clara Millner. She was united in marriage to Edward Domke on May 28, 1955 in Lister. He preceded her in death on February 8, 2012, after 56 years of marriage.
Elizabeth worked as a teacher in Creston, BC for more than 20 years. In addition to her career in education, Elizabeth worked alongside Ed and their six children for many years on the family’s farm, against the magnificent backdrop of the Selkirk and Purcell mountain ranges.
Mrs. Domke was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church and a proud hockey mom. Growing up in a family of twelve and later among her own family of eight, Elizabeth approached life with a no-nonsense attitude while adding her frequent wry observations. She took great delight in watching ice hockey and baseball, going fishing and camping, and knitting sweaters, hats and mitts in every colour of the rainbow for her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and children’s charities.In addition to her husband and beloved parents, she is preceded in death by a daughter, Maureen Domke, in 2013 and by six of her siblings.
She is survived by her children and their spouses: Brian (Sharie) Domke, Terrace, BC, Lorraine (Gerry) Wiest, Courtenay, BC, Dorothy Roth (John Reed), Creston, BC, Daniel (Marie) Domke, Calgary, AB, and Sheila Sweet (Bob MacLean), New Glasgow, NS; sixteen loving grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Robertson of Victoria, BC, and Laura (Alan) Rampton of Vancouver, BC; one brother, Tom Millner of Clearwater, BC, and a brother-in-law Eric (June) Domke of Victoria, BC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Elizabeth Domke, age 83, will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, March 3, 2017 at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, Creston, British Columbia, followed by interment at the All Saints Cemetery in Lister, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Creston Public Library, 531-16th Ave. S., Creston, BC, V0B 1G5.
Sincere thanks to the dedicated care team at the Creston Valley Hospital who attended to Mrs. Domke’s care and comfort in her final weeks.