By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 28, 2013.
1922 – 2013
It is with mixed sadness and fond memories that we announce the passing of our mother Magdalena Ell in Taber on Friday, October 25, 2013 at the age of
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel,
5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 5:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine¹s Catholic Church,
5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. with Reverend Vincent TuanHa, Celebrant. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden.
Lena is survived by her son Joe Ell of Lethbridge and four daughters Anna Marie (Verle) Warren of Grassy Lake, Beatrice Ell of Taber, Teresa (Paul) Illerbrun of Shaunavon, Saskatchewan and Jackie (Scott) Oddie of Red Deer; seven grandchildren Heather (Rod) Nielsen, Stacey (Heather) Warren, Joshua
(Bobbie-Jo) Smith, Jared Smith (Allyson), Jesse Smith (Becky), Cassie Oddie and Logan Oddie; six great grandchildren Brantly Bose, Chris Warren, Caitlyn Warren, Jordan Smith, Kyle Smith and Carson Smith. She is also survived by her sister Barbara Henderson, sister-in-law Dorothy Kambeitz and by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Bolcer Ell, parents Jacob and Margaret Kambeitz, sister Mary Raber, brother Whendy Kambeitz and brothers-in-law Elmer Raber and Bill Henderson.
Lena was born on the family farm south of Grassy Lake on December 30, 1922.
She married Bolcer Ell on November 21, 1943. After Bolcer¹s passing in 1978, Lena continued to reside in Grassy Lake until 1985 when she moved to Taber, with the last few years at the Linden View care facility.
Lena was a member of the Catholic Women¹s League for sixty eight years. She enjoyed bowling, knitting and crocheting. Lena loved spending time with her family and thoroughly enjoyed watching and listening to the hustle and bustle of their family get togethers.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Lena¹s name may be made directly to the charity of their personal choosing.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403)
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