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GETZ, Ellen

February 23, 1938 – Cork, Ireland
August 20, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Ellen Getz, beloved wife of Frank Getz of Calgary, AB, passed away on Monday, August 20, 2018 at the age of 80 years.

Ellen was born in Ireland on February 23, 1938. She immigrated to Canada in 1953 where she met the love of her life, Frank Getz. They married in Kindersley in 1956 and moved to Calgary in 1968. Ellen was a member of the St. Bernadette Catholic Church and volunteered for many years with the CWL.

Ellen is survived by her husband Frank Getz; her son Douglas Getz (Martina); two grandchildren, Andrea (Chris) McMahon, Christopher (Tanya) Getz; three great-grandchildren, Alix, Kaleb and Emma. She is also survived by her sister Hannah; two brothers Chris (Jacque), Bill and her sister-in-law, Linda.

She was predeceased by her four sons, Bill, George, Larry and John; her mother and father, Ellen and William; five brothers; three sisters; mother and father-in-law, Frances and Peter Getz; six brothers-in-law and six sisters-in-law.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church (7103 – 20A Street S.E., Calgary, AB) on Friday, August 24, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the church. Condolences may be forwarded through

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549,

In living memory of Ellen Getz, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. So sorry for your loss. Eileen was a great lady and I will miss her.

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  2. Frank – my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Eileen was a great woman and always enjoyed her company. I loved how she dug in and got things done. She will be forever remembered by me. I can picture her right now with my mom too enjoying a cup of tea and mostly likely trying to find a place to go shopping 🙂


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  3. Bonnie Pokotylo-Frigon

    I was so saddened to hear of Eileen’s passing. I remember her fondly from my years growing up. She was always so kind to me, and she will be missed.

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