Ethel, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed away Saturday, December 3, 2011, in her eighty-sixth year at Kootenay Lake Hospital with family at her side. She was predeceased by husband Peter and granddaughter Terri (Wes). She is survived by children Phyllis (Bob), Terry (Debbie) and Beryl (Blake), brother William and sister Tina, grandchildren Tracey (Will), Nathan, Sara, Chris and Rachel and great grandchildren Aidan, Christina, Jacob, Evan and Ryan.
Ethel was born on the farm near Melfort, Saskatchewan. She married her sweetheart Peter in 1945 and the family moved to Trail in 1948. The family moved to Nelson in 1959. Ethel held various jobs including working at Mt. Saint Francis and Kootenay Lake Hopsital where she retired after eighteen years of service.
Ethel enjoyed being with family and friends, visiting the mall and having a good laugh with everyone she met. She was a long time Eagles member and enjoyed bingo and attending the local casinos. For the last two years she was a resident of Lakeview Village where she enjoyed the company of residents and staff.
Many thanks to Dr. Boyd, Dr. Malpass, the staff of Kootenay Lake Hospital and her many loving and caring friends for their support.
A celebration of life will be held for Ethel in the spring and will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers please kindly donate in Ethel’s name to Kootenay Lake Hospital or the Arthritis Society.