Ellen Chadderton, beloved wife of the late Joseph S. Chadderton, of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2006 at George Boyack Nursing Home, at the age of 85 years.
Ellen was born on August 19, 1920 in Montreal where she married Joe and started her family, moving to Calgary in 1959. Ellen loved her family and cherished the days when all the family had the opportunity to be together. She loved gardening, was a fantastic cook, and was extremely kind and giving. Ellen’s best friend was her late husband Joe and it is a comfort that they can finally be together again.
Ellen is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Sandy and Dave Bullough; her two sons Joe and Lindsay Chadderton; her two granddaughters; Shannon (Ojay Platt) and Sheri (Trevor Paddock) and her grandson Kyle Chadderton. Ellen had a love of life and would want all those who knew her to know that although she has passed on, she will always be with us.
Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn’s rain
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
The family extends sincere thanks to Dr. Gosbee, the Fanning Center and George Boyack Care Center for their loving care and dedication. The support, thoughtfulness and kindness during Ellen’s last days at George Boyack went far beyond the call of duty. Private graveside prayers will be held for the immediate family with interment in the Holy Family Catholic section at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens.
If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers memorial tributes may be made directly to the Calgary Health Trust – Carewest: George Boyack, 1070 McDougall Road N.E., www.calgaryhealthtrust.org. Donations will be put towards the purchase of a bench in memory of Ellen, for the residents, their families and staff to enjoy. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Ellen Chadderton, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W., CALGARY. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences