Elizabeth Popham

Elizabeth Thelma Popham (Thurman)

July 5, 1948 - October 4, 2020
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She left us while sleeping peacefully in her home on Oct 4, 2020
Elizabeth was born in Houston Texas to Richard and Lesa Thurman. Proud big sister to Ricky, Dale, Robert, Marian, Anne, Jeannette, John, Terry. Mother to April Dawn and Daniel Justin and Grandmother to Benjamin Dale and Malcolm Ryder.
Elizabeth was proceeded in death by her long time love Raymond Riddell. They spent their lives together not locked in a tight embrace but side by side stronger and happier together.
All whom loved her dearly and will never forget her tenacity, wit, charm and grace.
For many years she worked as a talented legal secretary and eventually as a parliamentary secretary during the 1980s. Passing in the hallways the likes of Pierre Trudeau, Joe Clark and Brian Mulroney. Meeting Prince Charles and Princess Diana at a banquet, and once making Queen Elizabeth laugh openly. She was particularly proud of that moment.
Elizabeth led a full life of adventure settling in Killaloe, Ontario where she built her little log cabin home and picturesque gardens. She loved living in the countryside and being surrounded by nature and her beloved animals. Elizabeth proudly lived her life her way impressing us all with her strength and independence. She will forever be loved and missed by us all.
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Jeannette Freeman

Posted at 12:26pm
My sister, Elizabeth was one of the strongest people I knew. I always admired her strength, her independence, her feisty attitude, and her determination (OK her stubborness!) I felt there was nothing she couldn't do and her life really showed that! I loved her with all my heart and will so very much miss her! She is up there in Heaven with people she loved, probably talking their ear off! (another trait of hers that I loved)

Heather Morrison

Posted at 12:42pm
Oh what can I say about someone as unique and special as Liz. I met Liz in the early 80s when we both worked for NDP MPs and fast became friends along with the fabulous Linda. I have such memories of Liz and Ray, the Killaloe Craft Fair, “girl times” when Liz liked her rum and coke, and getting into a wee bit of trouble. She has left a hole in my heart but a legacy of 2 cherished kids whom she loved very much and who have become wonderful adults. She will be sorely missed.

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