Elaine M. Killam, 80, passed away peacefully at her home in Lewis Mountain with her family by her side on Saturday, October 23, 2021. Born in Emerson, Kent County, she was the last surviving member of her immediate family, daughter of the late Arnold and Viola (Bunnell) Lynds, and sister to the late Vance Lynds who passed in childhood and Elizabeth "Betty" Spencer.
Elaine took great pride in her family and considered raising her children to be the most important job. She was a wonderful wife and mother who loved her family very much and was also very involved in helping her community. Active in the Lewis Mountain Church, she volunteered often with the ladies in the kitchen, as well as with VBS, and enjoyed making costumes and other artistic endeavors through the church. She was an incredible seamstress, making many articles of clothing and beautiful dresses and gowns for many occasions.
Survived and sadly missed by her beloved husband of 58 years, Bertrum Killam; children, Troy Killam, Brent (Susan) Killam, and Tracy (Mike) Rietzel; grandchildren, Richard, Tyler, Courtney, Marissa, and Natasha; as well as her nieces and nephews, including Darlene Wilson, who Elaine was especially close with.
The family wishes to thank Extra Mural nurses for the support they provided in helping to keep Elaine comfortable at home, and all the neighbours and friends who sent food, condolence cards, and shared many kind words, and a special thank-you to Dr. Brown and Dr. MacDonald and their staff for the exceptional care Elaine received.
Arrangements are in care of The Salisbury Funeral Home (372-4800). Interment will be held at the Lewis Mountain Cemetery on November 6, 2021 at 2 pm with a Celebration of Life to follow at Elaine and Bert's home, 250 O'Neal Rd, Lewis Mountain: Covid-19 restrictions permitting. If desired, memorials to The Lewy Body Dementia Society (lewybody.org), The Lewis Mountain Cemetery Fund or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.