Elaine P. Ardes

March 20, 1945 - February 21, 2016
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Elaine P. Ardes, 69, of Elkton, MD, passed away in her sleep in her home on Sunday, February 21, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. Born March 20, 1945 in Manchester, England. She was cared for throughout her illness by her husband, Joseph Ardes; they were married 53 years. She is a Native ofContinue Reading

Sharon St.James left a message on February 22, 2017:
Miss you Elaine
Sharon E. St. James left a message on February 25, 2016:
Elaine was the most caring , loving, and giving woman I knew. She was always there for me... good and bad. She had such a wide knowledge base, she always amazed me. I love you Elaine and my heart aches for you. Tho I know you are dancing in the clouds with the Angels and you are now in no more pain; I'll still miss being able to call you and here ypur sweet voice.
Nancy Turner left a message on February 24, 2016:
Elaine shared her world with me. She opened my eyes to endless beauty, curiosities, and remarkable events that needed to be noticed. I was always amazed at how much information was stored in her head. I was inspired by her courage and optimism. It was easy to forget that Elaine was sick these past years. She talked more about fundraising for Cancer research than she did about the treatments that weakened her. She never gave up. I will always cherish precious days when Elaine would hop in my car and direct me through the back roads of Pennsylvania. For a few hours, nothing was more important than scouting for bargains and seasonal produce or being able to return home with fresh milk in glass bottles. On those days, we could pretend that life would go on, nothing would end, and around every corner there was another discovery. Elaine was generous with her time, even when she knew that she had precious little of it. She gave me love without hesitation, even when I could not admit to needing it. When I wasn’t teaching students in my cooking classes, Elaine taught me. She never stopped thinking of ideas to make my life better. Knowing her was a lesson in friendship that will last for a lifetime and for which I will forever be grateful. To Joe and the Ardes family, may God’s comfort and peace be with you. Elaine will be missed by all who knew her. I have a feeling that she is still watching over us, but from an even more wondrous place now, in close proximity to the Master of all gardeners.
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