Elsie Proskin

Elsie Proskin

1925 - 2022

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Obituary of Elsie Proskin

ELSIE PROSKIN (nee Matiation)

Born: March 16, 1925

Date of Passing: December 15, 2022


Elsie Helen Proskin passed at Etobicoke General Hospital with family by her side.  She was 97 years old.


Elsie was born in Seech, Manitoba, one of 11 children born to Nick and Ann Matiation who immigrated from western Ukraine in the early 1900’s. 


Elsie will be missed by her children, Earl and Elaine; her grandchildren, Christopher and Alessandra; Alessandra’s husband Paul and their children, Noah and Sarah; Elsie's sister-in-law, Ann; and other relatives and friends.


“Baba” / “Bubble” will be fondly remembered for her great sense of humour and strong character.  In 1968, when her husband Ed passed suddenly, she stoically carried on the role of raising her son and daughter alone. As a grandmother, Elsie occasionally enjoyed helping to care for Elaine’s children, Alessandra and Christopher. Their “uncle Earl” also enjoyed those times.


The family would like to thank the Etobicoke General doctors and all the staff for their care during Elsie’s last couple of days; her PSW Felda for all the times she visited mom; and her wonderful neighbours, Mary Grace and Christa, for their kindness, friendship and support.


Details of a Celebration of Life to follow.