elevated N1Us1 Lena Elzie Mofford

elevated N1Us1 July 22, 1936 ~ March 31, 2023

elevated N1Us1 Visitation
Friday, April 14, 2023 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road, East Thornhill, Ontario, L3T 3Z6

elevated N1Us1 Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 10:00 –  11:00 a.m.
Rosewood Church of the Nazarene
657 Milner Ave, Scarborough, ON M1B 2K4

elevated N1Us1 Funeral Service
Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.
Rosewood Church of the Nazarene
657 Milner Ave, Scarborough, ON M1B 2K4

Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery

elevated N1Us1 Obituary
Lena Elzie Mofford, 86, of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, passed away peacefully on March 31, 2023 at Scarborough General Hospital. Elzie was born on July 22, 1936 to Effie and Tracey Mofford in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. She was the fourth of six girls, Ruby, Emily, Veltie, (Elzie), Liz and Beather. She attended Dorchester Hill School and went on to work at Beachcombers in Kingstown until the age of twenty one, when she met Carlton Richardson and had her first son, Rick.  She later met and married Carlton Keizer seven years later, and had Kenny and then Brian. Elzie immigrated to Canada on October 31, 1988 along with her two youngest sons.  

elevated N1Us1 After arriving in Canada, she worked diligently at McDonald’s morning shift, for almost 2 years before taking on a caregiver role for her good friend’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Davis until they passed. Elzie became an integral part of her community, by launching a food bank (Daily Bread and Second Harvest) and serving as the food bank president for more than 20 years at her building, at which she dutifully worked until she was hospitalized.  She also volunteered as an on-call, key-holder after hours in cases of emergency.  Her friends at the building will miss her dearly and hold very fond memories of her. Elzie lived on her own until the day she passed; she proved to be a very strong, independent and kind person with a very giving heart. Elzie attended and was a member of Scarborough Gospel Temple.  She also took part in weekly Bible study groups at her building. 

elevated N1Us1 She will be missed by her sister Beather, her sons Rick (Karen), Kenny (Carole), Brian (Lisa), Grandsons, Travis(Chanelle), Nicholas, Matthew, Ramon, Joshua, granddaughter, Gabriella, great grandsons Jaxson and Mason, many dear nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and acquaintances. Elzie was quite the fighter and now she sleeps until she meets her Lord and Saviour. 

elevated N1Us1 Visitation is scheduled for Friday, April 14, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Holy Cross Funeral Home (Bishop McNeil room) located at 211 Langstaff Rd E. in Thornhill and on Saturday, April 15 at 10:00 am, followed by a Celebration of Life service commencing 11:00 am at Rosewood Church located at 657 Milner Avenue in Scarborough officiated by Rev. Nick Stavropoulos. 

elevated N1Us1 Burial will take place at 2:30 pm at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery located at 8361 Yonge St, in Thornhill followed by a Reception at 3:00 pm at Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home dining hall.  

elevated N1Us1 The family requests that donations be made to Daily Bread Food Bank or Second Harvest.  

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