Mother passed away peacefully in the Trail hospital at 5 pm with family at her side. She was born in Arran Saskatchewan on the correction line. Her parents Dora and Wasil Konkin have long been deceased, along with brothers Fred, Andrew, Bill, Alex and sister Ann also deceased are sons Peter, Karl and grandson Peter Jr. Mother’s first husband Andrew passed in 1981 and second husband Jim in 2012. She is survived by her brother John (92 years), son Rudy (Louise) Bowolin, son Nick (Harriet) Bowolin, daughter Margret (Sterling) Simpson, daughter Diane (Paul) Cooper, daughter Kathy (Gary) McIntyre, son Joe Bowolin, and daughter Janet Bowolin. There are also many grand, great grand, and great great grand children (25 plus). Mother was always sewing, knitting, and crocheting. Every member of her family has a quilt built by the hands of Ethel. There are hundreds of crocheted doilies and hand knit socks and scarves given as gifts to family and friends. She worked in many restaurants in Nelson and was well-known for her very friendly personality. She was a proud member of the Nelson Ladies Doukhobor Choir, they sang for the Queen at the Worlds Fair in Vancouver and made a couple of records. Mother learned to golf and bowl so as to be with Jim. Together they made trips to Scotland to see Jim’s family and to Holland to see Janet, her daughter, and also went to Morocco to ride on camel back. Mom and Jim always had an immaculate yard loaded with flowers and trimmed to a tee. In later years mother’s great love was to be with the gang at Broader Horizons. She loved to go on the bus trips and enjoyed the lunch and bingo on Fridays. She always spoke highly of the bus drivers and the activity coordinators on how much care and attention they gave her. Hugs to the staff at Broader Horizons! We miss you mom and until we meet again may your journey be full of rest and peace without pain. P.S. The crows are outside calling for you.
Cremation has taken place November 17, 2014. There are plans to have a family gathering and a celebration of Ethel’s life at a later date. Maybe August 2015. The family would like to thank all for their friendship, kind wishes, prayers, food, and assistance in our time of sorrow and grieving. Love and hugs to all.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of
Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.