May 13, 1946 – Montreal, Quebec
February 20, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta
Ellen, beloved wife of Curtis Hartzler of Calgary, AB passed away on February 20, 2015 at the age of 68 years.
Ellen was born a force of nature and her precocious and determined mindset as a child foretold the spirited lady she would become. Ellen impacted everyone she met with her ability to put them at ease and her eagerness to engage total strangers in conversation was a constant source of amazement for her family. Her passion for decorating and fashion kept her on the cutting edge of new styles, trends and colors which carried over into all other aspects of her life. Ellen was a true lady, a great mother and grandmother, loving wife, sister, friend and confidant, always true to herself and to her family. She passed away far too soon and she will be greatly missed by us all. We bid you fond farewell Ellen. Your body let you down but your spirit will always survive and surround us, and from that we do take comfort.
Besides her loving husband of 36 years, Curtis, Ellen leaves behind her son Mark (Tracey) and their children Alicia and Abigail, daughter Robyn (Jamie) and their children Riley, Brooklyn and Sawyer and her late son Stacey’s daughter Lakeyn. Ellen is also survived by her father Duncan from Vancouver, brothers Neil (Judy) of Calgary, Bruce (Minako) of San Francisco and Ian (Terri) of Calgary and sister Brenda Katherine (Patrick), and all of her many nieces and nephews, friends and other relatives. She was pre-deceased by her mother Helen, her sister Theresa, and her beloved son Stacey.
The funeral ceremony will be held at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 2424 – 24 Ave NW on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Internment will take place on Saturday, February 28 at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens, 17th Avenue, S.W. and Lower Springbank Road, Calgary, Alberta
In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In living memory of Ellen Hartzler, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences