Posted: February 9th, 2018

1910 – 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a grand lady. God called another angel home, Mary Magdalena Ell on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at the age of 107 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1113 – 1 Street East, Bow Island on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1113 – 1 Street East, Bow Island on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. A private burial to follow at the Bow Island Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at

Mary is survived by her son Raymond (Theresa) Ell of Australia, daughter Marilyn (Earl) Weatherhead of Burdett and daughter-in-law Juanita Ell of High River. She is also survived by sixteen grandchildren, thirty four great grandchildren and eleven great great grandchildren; sister Martha O’Brien (105 years) as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband of sixty eight years Peter; sons Alvin and Ted Ell; daughter Elaine Ell; daughters-in-law Irene and Helen Ell; grandson Barry Ell; great granddaughter Coral Ell; parents George and Rosina Shatz; brothers and their spouses Matt (Irene) Shatz, Andrew (Phyllis) Shatz, Mark (Nellie) Shatz, George (Alta) Shatz, Tony (Edna) Shatz and Julius Shatz; sisters and their spouses Katie (Ralph) Schlachter and Rose (Cam) Gardiner; brother-in-law Delman O’Brien and sister-in-law Vi Shatz.

Mom was born September 26, 1910 in Bow Island. Her pass time and interests were gardening, crocheting, bowling, bingo cards and most of all music and dancing, of which she did till the age of 103 years. Mom had a heart of gold and loved her family to the fullest. Her grandchildren brought her much joy and she cherished every moment she shared with them. She will be forever loved and missed.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Mary’s name may be made directly to the Pleasant View Lodge, Bag 6700, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 2P5 (

One Condolence for “MARY ELL”

  1. Sandy Shatz says:

    Sending our deepest condolences and so sorry to hear of Aunt Mary’s passing. Sadly we are unable to come to the funeral but please know Aunt Mary is close in heart and our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    With Love
    Stan, Danna, Madison and Nicholas
    Stacey, Cari and Gage

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