Elva Addie Hawley Duff, age 84, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Sept. 11, 2019 after a brave struggle with Parkinson’s disease. She was born on January 3, 1935 in Sutton, Quebec. Her husband of 34 years C. Gordon Duff preceded her in death in 1993. Elva was a life long devoted teacher of literacy and language and inspired people of all ages. She was a beloved sister, mother and Nana. She will be sadly missed by her children, their spouses and grandchildren: Heather, Holly, Bruce, Alan, Lisa, Danny, Ian, Patrick, Angus, Rosemary; and by her siblings Katherine, Glenn, Doris, Joyce, Richard and beloved sister in- law, Doreen. Elva’s family would like to thank the loving staff of Trinity Care Village in Kitchener for their wonderful care.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to the Parkinson’s Society or the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation Canada.