Elaine Luet

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Elaine Luet, July 2017

Elizabeth Elaine Luet (nee Coulter) (born 27 June 1929) is a Canadian woman and matriarch of the Luet family of Southern Ontario. She has 12 blood descendants as of 2019.

Early life

Elaine was born 27 June 1929 to the Reverend Joseph Coulter and his wife, Williamina Bessie Coulter. She was the sixth of seven children.

Career

Elaine "worked for Bell for a couple of years then was a career mom and housewife, grandma, and babysitter," according to her daughter Stephanie.

Marriage

Elaine married Phillip Lionel Luet (22 July 1924 - 14 August 2010) on 6 February 1954.

Children

Elaine with her children, February 2018. From left: Stephanie, Joel, Tim, Karen.

Elaine and Phillip had four children:

Stephanie and Joel's middle names are for their mother and father, respectively.

Karen and Tim's middle names are named after their aunt and uncle Ruth Newman and Bruce Newman, respectively.

Grandchildren

Elaine has six grandchildren.

Stephanie has been married twice, first to Douglas Earl Benstead (born 30 October 1948) from 22 February 1980 to 31 August 1998. This marriage produced two children:

Stephanie's second and current marriage is to Dane Wesley, on 14 May 2005. He had five children (born from 1973 to 1983) from a previous marriage.

Joel married Patricia Margaret Cox (born 14 August 1956) on 12 September 1992. No issue.

Karen married Brian Duncan Gray (born 15 December 1959) on 29 March 1980. They have four children:

Tim's partner is Tanya Henry.

Great Grandchildren

Elaine has two great grandchildren.

Jennifer married Ashley Christopher Wesley (born 3 May 1976) on 29 September 2001 and has two boys:

Through Stephanie's second husband Dane she also has eight more step-great-grandchildren.

Legacy

Elaine Luet 90th Surprise Party, 22 June 2019 (5 days early), with 30 people. From L-R Front Row: Stephanie (Luet) Wesley, Ian Coulter, Elaine (Coulter) Luet, Phyllis (Skitch) Coulter, Sandra (Coulter) Kenzie, Michele Peach (Steve Coulter’s wife) 2nd Row: Tim Luet, Karen (Luet) Gray, Barbara (Luet) Allan, Joel Luet, Janis (Coulter) Neuland, Laura Gray, Tanya Henry (Tim Luet's girlfriend), Ann Benstead, Jennifer (Benstead) Wesley, Cohen Wesley), Hugh Coulter. Back row: Ford Luet, Beth Luet, Frank Luet, Martin Neuland, Carter Wesley, Ashley Wesley, Steve Coulter, Brett Park (Laura Gray’s boyfriend), Nicholas Gray, Andrew Phillips (Ann Benstead’s boyfriend), Brian Gray & Dane Wesley (Stephanie’s husband). (Phillip Luet was the youngest of 4 children Francis, Frank & Ann. Frank’s 4 children are in this photo, in order: Frank Jr., Beth, Ford & Barbara.)