Mary Elsie Elaine Soucek

February 26, 1937 – Eastend, Saskatchewan

January 6, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta


Mary Elsie Soucek of Calgary, AB, passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2022, at the age of 84 years.


Elsie was born in Eastend, SK, on February 26, 1937.  Elsie graduated from the University of Calgary with a bachelor’s degree in Education, and later worked with the Calgary Board of Education.


Elsie married John in 1989. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Parish in Calgary, AB. Elsie accomplished much through her life and was particularly proud of completing her Bachelor of Education.


Elsie enjoyed spending her time playing a game of golf or tennis, gardening, crocheting, reading, engaging in politics and learning about her genealogy. Elsie’s most memorable vacations were when she and her husband John would take golfing road trips. She will be most remembered for her persistence and determination.


“I have fought the good fight,

I have finished the race,

I have kept the faith.”

2Tim 4:7


Elsie is survived by son, Rob Faschel (Wanda) of Fernie, BC, her daughter, Patricia Brown (Paul) of Calgary, AB, four grandchildren, Nicole East (Chris), Telesa Brown (Joe Deluca), Tara Robertson (Colin), and Lindsay Gallant (Jean Paul); and six great-grandchildren, Adalyn, Arrie, Aubrey, Rhett, Emmilene, and Alexander. She is also survived by her sister Roberta Burr.


Elsie was predeceased by her husband John Soucek, parents Helen and David Clapper; three brothers, Irvin, Bud, and Gerald; and three sisters, Shirley, Charlotte, and Barbara.


A Private Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, January 21, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. for family invite only due to COVID. Family and friends who are unable to attend in person are invited to join Mrs. Soucek’s Mass streamed live (see below) on the day of the service. For those who are unable to view live, a recording of the service will be posted. Condolences, memories, and photos can also be shared and viewed here.


The family would like to thank Elsie’s home care nurses, Laurie Hamilton and Grace Sipron, the COPD team; and the CBI Home Health support staff.


In living memory of Elsie Soucek, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.