Elizabeth Glaicar (Klein)
Elizabeth (Liz) was born on a farm near Grayson on September 17, 1930, daughter of Daniel and Barbara (Huber) Klein. Elizabeth attended school in Bangor, Grayson, Waldron and Marwin; she did not enjoy her first year of school because she could only speak German. Liz met Eddie while she was living in the Marwin district; there is a story that they met while she was delivering fresh bread to the Glaicar family. They were married December 29, 1947, on a cold and stormy day that prevented the band from making it to the dance, so local musicians stepped in to keep the celebration going.
Liz and Ed started their married life living in a little house a half mile northeast of the present Glaicar farmyard in what they called the “shack”. While living on the farm, they raised their son Vernon and daughter Marianne. Liz was an amazing cook, making everyone’s favourites for the holidays and special occasions. She was never afraid to try a new recipe; she watched many cooking shows and saved many recipes. Some of the special treats Liz made were bunny buns at Easter, torta cake, Easter eggs, potato dumplings, rice sausage, noodles and gingerbread houses. The family can say love of food certainly comes from her! Liz grew a huge garden, always making sure the “potato bin” that was the size of a wagon box was full. She made many jars of pickles, canned fruit, chicken and preserves; there were always cows to milk and chickens to butcher.
Liz was a member of the Aston Busy Circle for many years; she was also involved in the Marwin Recreation Co-op. She loved to play bingo, and many trips were made to Saltcoats and Bredenbury with her bingo buddies. In fact, her love of bingo continued when she entered St. Paul Lutheran Home where she cashed in her bingo winnings for popcorn and other treats for the great-grandchildren when they came to visit. Her love of activities also included jigsaw puzzles, crosswords, reading trashy books, following the royal family and watching soap operas.
Liz and Eddie liked to play cards and socialize with their many friends, relatives and neighbours; they had many late nights over heated card games. Their home was always open to company and was usually bursting at the seams during the holidays. They also loved to travel with Ted and Betty and were fortunate to visit Alaska, Yukon and the Maritimes in their travels.
Liz was always quiet but hard-working and always ready to lend a hand; she never complained about all the effort and work that it took to prepare the big holiday meals for everyone. Liz was very proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She leaves us all with many memories that we will all cherish.
Elizabeth was predeceased by her husband, Edward Glaicar, in 2004; her mother, Barbara (nee Huber), in 2005; her father, Dan Klein, in 1938; her stepfather, Isador Neuman, in 1968; brothers John and Adam Klein and John, Bill and Gordon Neuman; sisters Anna, Alvina, Joan and Ida (nee Neuman); father-in-law Paul Glaicar; brothers-in-law Ted and Paul Glaicar; sisters-in-law Anne Donnelly and Marie Keeley and Wanda and Betty Glaicar.
She leaves to cherish her memory: son Vernon (Merle) Glaicar; daughter Marianne (Jerry) Cheshuk; grandchildren Connie (Terry) Olm, Michael (Susanne) Glaicar, Amy Glaicar, Ian (Joan) Cheshuk and Nicole (Blake) Frederickson; great-grandchildren Cailey (Keenan), Reghan (Bryton)and Brandon Olm; Julie, Riley and Cole Glaicar; Courtney and Connor Cheshuk; Ava, Piper, Ella and Claire Frederickson; sisters Anne Braun, Eva (Ken) Gustafson and Ella (Doug) Dakin; sisters-in-law Betty Klein, Donalda Neuman and Ileen Neuman; and numerous nieces and nephews.