1935 ~ ELLA BRATVOLD ~ 2021

Posted: May 10th, 2021

Ella Bratvold of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Floyd Bratvold, passed away peacefully at the age of 85 years. Her memory will be cherished forever in the hearts of her children, Wes (Sue), Norman, Nora (Tim), Dale (Yvonne), Marlene and Lori; her much loved grandchildren, Cari (Tyler), Kevin, Tyler (Sydney), Scott, Amber (Jessie), Amber, Tanner (Luella), and Rylan; six great-grandchildren; sister, Colleen Tessier; brother-in-law, Lynn (Shirley) Bratvold; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Floyd; a child in infancy; parents, John and Marion Confrey; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gunnar and Kalma Bratvold, and brother-in-law, David Tessier. Mom was born on the farm in the Ileburn district in southern Saskatchewan. She grew up in the area and married Dad on October 15th, 1958 and they shared 59 years together. Together they ran the Lucky Dollar Store in Simmie, SK, for numerous years until moving to Medicine Hat in 1978. Mom worked at Sears for a few years and later worked in housekeeping at the Medicine Hat Hospital for several years before her retirement. She was very athletic when she was young, winning provincial championships in track and field and a known “Home-Run Star” in softball. She also enjoyed curling and in her later years you could find her and dad relaxing and enjoying it on TV. Mom was always happiest when her house was filled with the laughter of children and the total chaos that went with it. A special thanks to all the staff at Riverview Care Centre for the exceptional care they provided for mom. “Rest in Peace Mom. We love you and will carry you in our hearts forever.” A private family graveside service will be held at SAAMIS PRAIRIE VIEW CEMETERY. Memorial gifts in Ella’s memory may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation, 200 – 119 – 14th Street NW, Calgary, AB T1A 7L5. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Ella Bratvold. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

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