MACDONNELL, ELLA LINNEA
(1926 – 2013)
Ella passed away peacefully on
Sunday, April 07, 2013 surrounded by her family.
She is survived by her loving
husband Allan of 63 years;
children, Allan (Moyna), Nancy (Bob), Colleen, Kevin (Valerie)
and Garth; her grandchildren and
extended family members, Jennifer
(Chris), Jarett, David (Domineke), Jamie (Roland), Candice (Sean), Meghan (Scott), Blair, Shea (Nicky), Adam (Sara) and Jessica.
Ella was born in Eatonia, Saskatchewan to Gustav and
Hilda Anderson. Her family moved to Athabasca, Alberta then, at the age of seven, they relocated to Kelowna, BC. She had eight siblings and is survived by her sister Anna.
Ella and Allan lived on their farm in the Ellison district until 1978 when they moved to their current residence in Lake Country, BC.
She was especially proud of her ten grandchildren and
cherished the close relationship she shared with each one
of them. She will forever be remembered for her devotion
to family, home cooked meals and beautiful gardens.
Over the years, Ella had a keen interest in researching and developing a horse program that produced many quality
offspring. She always enjoyed riding her horses at their ranch and continued actively riding until last summer.
As per her wishes the family will hold a celebration of life
at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages your donation to
the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Special thanks goes out to the staff of Lake Country Manor, the team at KGH and Dr Penney.