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Elaine Vandenbrand

On December 31st, 2018, Joyce Elaine Vandenbrand passed away at her home in her 67th year.  Cherished daughter of the late Louis and Margaret Cook.  Beloved wife of Dan Carlsen.  Loving mother of Barry Cook, Janice Cook (Hank), and Grant Vandenbrand (CeCe).  She will be forever remembered by her grandchildren Alex, Gracelyn, Stacy (Jeff), Michael (Amanda), Matthew, Darien, Brenden, Christopher, and Molly, and great grandchildren Rachel, Lucas, Adalynn, Nathan, and Hunter.  Survived by her sisters Helen Marchand (Tom), Rosemary Reeve (Harold), Denise Young, Sherry Quenneville, and Christine Quick, and survived by her brothers Stephen, Gary (Roxanne), Blake, Lenard, and Brad (Susan).  Elaine is survived by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her sisters Brenda McCracken, Margaret Richie (Glen), Susanne Parent (the late Roger), and brother Robert “Bobby” Cook.  Family and friends are invited to the Alexander & Houle Funeral Home, 245 Wellington West, Chatham, 519-352-2710 on with visiting from Tuesday January 8th, 2019 from 7 to 9 pm.  Cremation to follow.  Interment at a later date.  Friends planning an expression of remembrance are asked to consider C.H.A.P., March of Dimes, and the Alzheimer Society of Chatham-Kent.  On-line condolences may be left at

Visiting From:  Tuesday 8th, 2019 from 7 to 9 pm

Cremation to follow.  Interment at a later date.

Donations:  C.H.A.P., March of Dimes, and the Alzheimer Society of Chatham-Kent

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