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In loving memory

Brandy Elesko

September 15, 1972 – September 3, 2016

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Brandy Lynnette Elesko on September 3, 2016 in Clearwater, BC after a courageous fight of leukemia (twice) and a fungal lung infection.

Brandy described herself as free spirited and easy going. She believed people should be nicer to each other, it makes life easier. Always love the ones around you and make sure they know it because it is better to let them know in life than to wish they knew in death.

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

Brandy was born September 15, 1972 in Lillooet, BC where she lived for a short period of time, and then the family moved to Clearwater, BC where she lived until the age of 6. She then moved back to Lillooet to live with her dad until the age of 14. At that age she returned to Clearwater to complete her schooling. When in Clearwater she met Manfred Schurack and had their two sons, Cole and Keagan. After some time Manny and Brandy went their separate ways and Brandy moved to Nanaimo where she worked at the University of Victoria. After a few years she left Nanaimo and moved to Ladysmith where she worked at the VIHA until she was unable to work anymore.

Brandy was predeceased by her son Keagan Schurack, father Eric Bruce (Mary) Elesko, step-father Garry Ruston, nephew Kyle Gerard, uncle Dean Hubbard, aunt Robyn Sutton, uncle Jack Elesko, grandparents Bill (Mona) Elesko, grandma Catherine Zurba, grandparents Steve (Evelyn) Dunn.

She is survived by her loving family her son Cole Schurack, grandson Kimber-Cole Schurack, mother Sharon Ruston (Tom) of Blackpool, BC, brothers and sisters: David Gerard (Donna) of Kitwanga, BC, Darlene (Andy) Matusky of Clearwater, BC, James Randall of Langley, BC, Kenda Gerard (Dwayne) of Sudbury, ON, Blaine (Carol) Elesko of Edson, AB, Kristy Elesko of Victoria, BC and step-brothers Kelly Ruston of Prince George, BC and Rusty Ruston of Surrey, BC.

Also survived by aunt Bonnie Hubbard Jones, uncle Lorne Dunn, uncle Wayne (Barb) Dunn, uncle Ronnie Dunn (Marina), uncle Brent (Bonnie) Elesko, aunt Sonya Elesko and aunt Merle (Chris) Dreyer.

A Celebration of Life for Brandy Elesko will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the Blackpool Hall, Blackpool, BC. In lieu of flowers donations could be made to Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Memory of Brandy Elesko 640 Park Drive, RR #1, Clearwater, BC V0E 1N0. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Drake Cremation & Funeral Services, Clearwater, BC, telephone 250-674-3030. Condolences may be sent to the family online at

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal

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