Elaine Ruth Wyatt

July 1st, 2022

Elaine Wyatt was born in Moosejaw Saskatchewan in 1942 and lived most of her young life in Delisle Saskatchewan. She spent a lot of time with her Dad as an NHL kid in the cities her Dad played hockey for during his 13 years in the league. Elaine moved to Trail in 1965 with her husband Ed, and they joined the smoke eater family where they raised two sons. 

 Elaine enjoyed all manner of sports on TV, and was always up on the latest statistics of her favorite players. She was an avid reader, and enjoyed trading books with her friends and neighbours. 

 In the last years of her life Elaine was doted on by her loving granddaughters who called her Nanny. Always stopping by for a visit or to help her get her groceries, and run errands.

 She is survived by her siblings Doug, Pat and Evie. Her sons Rob (Sonya) and Joe (Brenda) and her loving granddaughters Rhylah, Reigha, Rannde, Jasmine and Alexis. 

 She's now back with Ed who predeceased her in 2013. As per her request there will be no service. Donations can be made in her honor to the KBRH Health Foundation. 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC  V1R 4M1.


We’re so sorry to hear about your loss…Elaine and Ed were such a part of the Simister family. Many wonderful stories were shared on many occasions. Our condolences to all your family on Elaine’s passing.

So sorry to hear about Elaine’s passing. She was such a kind lady! Sending condolences to you all.

We were so saddened to hear of Elaine's passing. Her smile was endearing. She was a lovely lady. Our thoughts are with Elaine's family during these difficult time. Gerry and Ernie Brown

So sorry of your loss Joe, Rob and families. Over the years we had so many fun times with both Elaine and Ed. They were great friends of my parents, from when they first became neighbours of ours in Montrose. Joe and Rob were just babies. Elaine had the best laugh ever, you couldn’t help laugh along with her. Rest In Peace Elaine, you are now with your Eddie again

Rob, Joe and family I’m sorry to hear of Elaine’s passing. Our times together with you all were such fun times. She and Ed were an awesome couple. Now both are missed but lovingly remembered.

Rob, Joe and Bentley families. Sorry to hear about the passing of Elaine. She always brought a smile to any conversation and you are in my thoughts. Richard Melnyk

To Rob, Joe, families and Doug, I want to pass on my condolences on the passing of your mother and sister. Thinking of your dad and mom. Terry Campeau

Joe and Brenda, Rob and Sonya, and families. We were saddened to learn that your precious Elaine has left us. So many great memories of Ed and Elaine right from the first few weeks the Blatchford’s arrived in Montrose in June 1969. A friendship that spanned decades and was treasured by May and Bud and our large family. In fact, Elaine taught Rob Blatchford - the youngest - to clean up, sort his laundry, and make his bed — properly — while billeting with your Mom and Dad in Castlegar. And likely, that’s why Donna married Rob. He still knows his way around a tea towel 40 years later; all thanks to Elaine. And, of course, Ed, was everyone’s role model for hard work, and making a great life for his family. You boys wanted for nothing, and are doing the same now for your families. Elaine’s passing closes a very long and rich chapter between our families, and we say goodbye with great affection for our shared history of love, laughter, and the many, many, acts of kindness, support, and giving between our clans. Our sincere condolences to you all. Dennis and Nancy

Rob and Joe and families, We want to pass on our condolences in the passing of your Mom, Grandmother and mother in law. We will miss both your mom and dad, they were the first people we met when we moved to Trail in 1971. We will remember them forever. Keith and Noreen

Rob, Joe and families. We were shocked to hear of Mom's passing. Her smile and laugh will stay with us forever. So many memories were made for you to keep forever, she loved and was so proud of her family. The up side is she and Dad are together again. Hugs to you all, Marcel and Shirley

Rob, Sonya & family so sorry for your loss. I spent many hours at the rinks with Ed & Elaine. 2 wonderful people. RIP Ed & Elaine.

Rob, Joe, and family, So sad to hear of Elaine's passing. We had some great times with her and Ed during Smoke Eater years. She had a marvelous laugh. She also was one of the busiest housewives we ever knew. She was up at the crack of dawn, did her swim, and laundry is done and looking gorgeous ready to head shopping, all by 9 am. Used to amaze us how she did this. She was a very hard-working incredible woman who loved her family. Hold onto those special memories. We are sending our condolences and prayers. Love and hugs.

Rob, Sonya ,Joe, Brenda and precious granddaughters. Elaine’s laughter will ring out forever I smile when I think of the Montrose days and the times we were together..jiving in the kitchen to old rock and roll music, Elaine doing cartwheels at our line dancing sessions and many more laughs with her. Thank you Elaine for all the laughter and smiles you brought to peoples’ lives. Carol Wade

So sorry to hear of Elaine’s passing, had so many good times with her and Ed. My condolences to her family. Loretta Zanier

We were so saddened to hear of the passing of Elaine. Although we have been next door neighbors for only 2 years, we certainly enjoyed our over the fence visits. We were also the recipient of many of her read books. She was extremely blessed with the closeness of her family and we extend our condolences to all.

We were so very sad to learn of Elaine's passing. We have so many great memories of our days in Trail, when Ed and Art played hockey, and we women were always together. Kids and life got in the way, but when we did manage to get together, there were a lot of laughs. Elaine's beaming smile and positive outlook will always be something we remember. Please accept our sincerest sympathy in the loss of your sister, mom and grandma. And cherish your memories. Art and Sandra Goodwin

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