1917 ~ AVERILL ~ 2016

Posted: September 12th, 2016

Mrs. Luella “Lue” Averill, beloved wife of the late Mr. Ken Averill, passed away on September 8th, 2016 at the age of 99 years.

She leaves to cherish her memory two sons: Dennis (Judy) Averill, and Brian (Nuzhat) Averill; six grandchildren: Danette (Bryan) Betts, Shandra (Fergus) Smith, Todd (Stacey), Tanya, Farah (Jasen Singh), and Faral (Nadine Thouin) Averill; five great grandchildren: Breanna, Katelyn, and Gabriel Betts, and Zarya and Waylon Smith; one sister: Vivian (Bob) Terrall; and numerous delightful nieces and nephews. Luella also had another much loved sister, Margaret Drake, who predeceased her.

Luella was born June 3rd, 1917 to Emil and Cora Kleven at Darmody, Saskatchewan and joyfully eloped July 23rd, 1937 to marry Ken Averill. They were married happily for 62 years. They lived in Saskatchewan until moving to Alberta in 1963.

Luella was an exceptionally devoted school teacher until 1978 with the last 14 years as a Grade 1 and 2 teacher to hundreds of fortunate pupils at Vincent Massey School in Medicine Hat.

‘Lue’lla was a member of Westminster United Church, the UCW, the Murray Chapter #58, Order of Eastern Star, and the Retired Teachers Association of Medicine Hat.

A Memorial Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on September 16th, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. with Gary Goran officiating.

Memorial gifts in Luella’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Luella Averill. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

One Condolence for “1917 ~ AVERILL ~ 2016”

  1. Judy Biffart Yanke says:

    So sorry, Dennis & Brian, to hear about the passing of your Mom.

    She was such a wonderful person, always smiling! Was one of my

    favourite teachers. Sending sincere condolences to both your families.

    Take care,

    Judy (Biffart) Yanke

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