Elfreda Onabel Bourne
Elfreda Onabel Bourne, B.S.N., R.N., 93, of Gilbert, Ariz., peacefully rejoined her brothers and sisters who went before her. Elfreda was born in Lucky Lake, Saskatchewan, moved to Quesnel, British Columbia, and spent most of her adult life in Southern California before retiring to Gilbert, Ariz.
She was active in the East Valley Assistance League and Soroptimist International. Always a patron of the arts, she was an “angel” who provided financial and enthusiastic support for the artistic needs of local musicians and painters.
Mrs. Bourne is survived by her three daughters, Jo Freeman, Nanette Bourne and Catherine Bourne, along with their husbands, Roger Freeman, John Delfs and Matthew Weidner. She is also adored by her two grandchildren, Justin Bourne Stuart and Jordan Bourne Weidner. She has many nieces and nephews also surviving, some referring to her as Auntie Mum, who treasured her sense of humor, her compassion, and her interest in their well-being.
“To the friends and family she encountered in her 93 years, Elfreda will be a hard act to follow,” writes her family.
Donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley (www.hov.org). Services will be private.
And, in memory of the wonderfully full life Elfreda lived, take out your dancing shoes and ...
“dance, dance, wherever you may be,
“I am the lord of the dance, said he
“I’ll lead you all wherever you may be, and
“I’ll lead you all to the dance said he”