Elena Buicliu (nee Hedesiu) died peacefully on January 10, 2020 at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital long-term care unit. She was born on June 4, 1927 in Luna, Romania.

Elena was predeceased by her husband Jean in 1990. She is survived by her children George (Georgia) and Ion (Lois); grandchildren Mihai, Simina (Geoff) and Sidonie (Semion); great-grandchildren Logan and Dylan. She will be missed by many other relatives and friends.

Elena and Jean were married on March 12, 1947 in Bucharest, Romania. She became a stay-at-home mom. When the children started university, Elena took a job working from home. In the following years, she enjoyed looking after her first two grandchildren.

After Jean’s passing, Elena joined her sons in Canada in 1994. She lived in Edmonton and then in Victoria. She took pleasure in looking after her third grandchild and visiting with her great-grandchildren from Michigan.

The family wish to thank the doctors and nurses who cared for Elena over the last months at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital.

A Visitation will be held from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at St. Paul’s United Church, 2410 Malaview Avenue, Sidney, BC.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation, https://sphf.ca/donate/

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens

  • Zoltan and Doreen

    Ion and Lois, So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing.

  • Georgia Bono

    “Ne ducem toţi câte puţin mereu
    Către-un liman de tihnă şi-mpăcare.
    Poate curând va trebui şi eu
    Bulendrele să-mi strâng pentru plecare.”

    S. Esenin

    May you Rest In Peace, mother!

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