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ELFNER- Ellen Albina

ELFNER – Ellen Albina
February 24, 1925 – October 19, 2010

Ellen Elfner passed away on Tuesday October 19, 2010 at the age of 85 years. Ellen, the oldest of 10 children, was born in Mikalkun, Poland on February 24, 1925, and immigrated to Seba Beach, AB in 1930 with her father, mother and sister. She and Lloyd married August 17, 1945, and had fifty four wonderful years together before his passing on January 6, 2000.

Ellen was a long time Calgarian, residing there for most of her married life and beyond. She and Lloyd most enjoyed their time with family and were avid campers. In retirement, they enjoyed their many travels including annual extended visits to Hawaii and many cruises, with two around the world.

Ellen was a Charter Member and long time Parishioner of Westminster United Church.

Ellen will be sadly missed by her three children Janice (Geoff) Vachon, Donna (Brian) Wright, and Paul (Susan) Elfner, her seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Ellen is also survived by one brother and five sisters.

At Ellen’s request, a small family service was held on October 22, 2010. Forward condolences
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Children’s Cottage Society of Calgary, 845 McDougall Road N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 5A5, Tel: (403) 283-4274, .

In living memory of Ellen Elfner, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Janice, Paul, and Donna

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Your Mom was a very caring, kind and special lady and I’m glad I had the opportunity to know her. Although she will be missed by many, I know she will live on in spirit through the many, special memories of her. My deepest sympathies to you and your families.

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  2. Living Spirit United Church :

    We were sorry to hear about Ellen’s passing. We still have some people here who attended Westminter who I’m sure remember her fondly. Our sympathies to the family. May you have all the support you need in this time of grieving. Planting a tree is a lovely idea.

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  3. To the family of Mrs Elfner. I know the sad time you are experiencing now and would like to send my condolences to the family. I have known Donna and Brian for many years since I worked with Donna on and off through the years. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

    Coral and Jim Walters

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