Ellen Hollinshead of Calgary passed away in her sleep on Wednesday, September 8, 2004 at the age of 100 years.
Ellen was born on May 26, 1904 in Johannesburg, South Africa to Nell and James Pender. She was schooled in South Africa and immigrated with her parents to England in 1922. Ellen earned her R.N. degree in 1927 at the Royal Victoria and West Hants Hospital in Bournemouth, England. She married Ernest William Wood on March 16, 1929 and they immigrated to Canada with their infant son in 1930. Ernest joined the staff of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and Art where in the early 1950s he became Principal and later the President. He passed away in July of 1962 and five years later, Ellen married Guy F. Hollinshead, a former school inspector, who passed away later that year.
Ellen was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church and a resident of Trinity Lodge for twenty-five years. She had a special talent for knitting baby outfits and donated hundreds of them to various causes.
Ellen is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Des and Shirley Wood and Dr. John and Christena Wood; three grandchildren and their spouses, Dr. Donna Wood and Brian Krausert, Jeffrey and Barbara Wood, and Carolyn and Reginald McLaughlin; as well as ten great-grandchildren.
A Family Graveside Service will be held at a later date. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Flowers are gratefully declined, however if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to First Baptist Church, 1311 – 4th Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 1W9 Telephone: (403) 263-5911.
In living memory of Ellen Hollinshead, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY, TELEPHONE: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences