Elaine Soon

Obituary of Elaine Soon

November 11, 1938 – Vancouver, British Columbia

May 24, 2024 – Calgary, Alberta



Elaine Soon, loving mother and grandmother, passed away at the age of 85 on Friday, May 24, 2024, after a brief illness.


Elaine is survived by her friend and ex-husband, Phillip Soon, son Roy (Nancy) and their children, Julie, and Steven; daughter Sonya (Benn Leong), and youngest son Kirby (Lauralee) and their daughter Lauren.


Mom/Grandma was the heart of our family; always bringing us together for dinners and celebrations. Elaine will be truly missed by her extended family in B.C. and Calgary.


She was a very talented knitter; family and friends were so lucky to receive her works of love. Inn from the Cold, and the Drop-In Centre received thousands of her knitted hats, scarves, and mittens over the last several years. She specifically knitted ultra-soft toques for cancer patients at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.


The family would like to thank the staff at Peter Lougheed Hospital especially Dr. Michael Tsoi who was so very compassionate, patient, and supportive.


At Elaine’s request, no service will be held.


If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Inn from the Cold Society, Suite 104, 110 – 11th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB  t2g 0x5, Telephone: (403) 263-8384, www.innfromthecold.org or to the Calgary Drop-In Centre, 1 Dermot Baldwin Way SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0P8, Telephone: (403) 263-5707, https://calgarydropin.ca/.


Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Elaine’s family here.


In living memory of Elaine Soon, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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