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Elsa E. Kahler

February 11, 1948 - June 29, 2020

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Elsa Kahler lived courageously with cancer for many years overcoming every possible odd.  Her determination and fearlessness allowed her to be the first person to volunteer to try breakthrough innovative immunology cancer treatments in hopes to help further research and find cures for future generations around the world . Elsa never let her diagnosis define her life.  She was a beacon of strength and hope inspiring everyone she met.  Often calling herself a believer.

Elsa passed away peacefully at home on June 29th, 2020.  It was a sunny afternoon and she was surrounded by her family.

Elsa was born in Erlangen Germany on February 11th 1948 as the third child to Wilhelm and Margarete Wolfel.  Her family immigrated to Canada by boat when she was 6 years old and settled in Toronto, Ontario making that her home for over 30 years before she moved to Barrie, Ontario.

Elsa was a force of nature.  For over 15 years she was an admired social worker at the Scarborough YWCA helping many other immigrants find their place in Canada.  She was a lifetime lover of German Shepherd dogs especially her boy Ryder.  A talented and passionate artist and active member of the Barrie art club.  However, her greatest and most cherished role was being an incredible mother to her three children who she was always extremely proud of and loved.

Survived by her Beloved daughter Bethany Weissenfels and her spouse Craig Weissenfels, daughter Melissa Kahler and partner Aaron Gignac, grandchildren Kalen Brown and Kyler Brown and her Son Brennan Kahler and his Family.

Those who knew Elsa will always remember her strength, kindness and unwavering positivity, she will be deeply missed and loved by all.

To make a donation in memory of Elsa please do so to the Princess Margaret Lung Cancer Medical Oncology Research Fund Link to Donation Website:

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