May 31, 1921 – May 19, 2011
Ellen Solveig Mayo passed away peacefully on May 19, 2011.
Ellen was born on May 31, 1921 in Bawlf, AB. Her passion in life was music. Ellen taught many piano students over a period of seventy-five years, and was an active member of the Registered Music Teachers Association in Calgary. Ellen and Al were founding members of Pleasant Heights United Church, and Ellen remained very active at Wild Rose United Church until her passing. She will be remembered for her eternal optimism, kindness and strong faith.
Ellen is survived by her daughters, Loree Irving and Lola Swanson (Glenn); her grandchildren, Nathan Irving (Amber), Daryn Swanson (Catherine) and Lauren Walker (Richard); and two great-grandchildren, Megan and Kaitlyn Swanson. She is also survived by her brother Jim Holmberg (Nora); sister-in-law Jerry Holmberg (Brant); and numerous nephews and nieces. She will be missed by many friends, including her best friend, Marie Barber. She was predeceased by her loving husband Al, grandson Steven and brother Brant.
A memorial service will be held at Wild Rose United Church (1317 – 1 Street N.W.) on Friday, May 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made either to the Wild Rose United Church Memorial Fund, or to the Steven Irving Scholarship Fund (through EducationMatters 403-817-7464). You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Ellen Mayo, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences