Posted: September 17th, 2013

1921 ~ 2013
Thekla Eva Ehnes of Lethbridge Alberta passed away at Edith Cavell Care Centre on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at the age of 91 years.
Thekla was born on a farm near Krupp Saskatchewan and grew up in Prelate Saskatchewan. In 1938 Thekla came to the Faith area and lived with her sister Marge (Joe) Mitzel. On October 03, 1939 Thekla and Pius Ehnes were married at Faith Alberta.
An active life was enjoyed on the farm including farming, driving school bus, CWL, 4-H, gardening, playing cards, local reporter many years for the Bow Island News, entertaining and many visits from friends and family. Mom always enjoyed family gatherings and having her family around her.
Thekla is survived by her two sons and one daughter, Richard (Kathleen), Deborah Henderson and Bernard (Kary), daughters-in-law Christine Ehnes and Janet (Tom) Suley, her older sister Bertha Gust, as well as sisters-in-law Maggie Shade and Ruby Schaff, brother-in-law Gabriel Ehnes and numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
Grandma is lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Patrick (Anne), David, Leslie (Alison), Gene (Jennifer), Dennis, Michele (Jon) Danielson, Christopher (Heather), Ashton, Tyler, and Tennille; great-grandchildren Aliah, Tyra, Keely, Claudia, Braydon, Drew and River.
Sadly, Thekla was predeceased by her husband Pius in 2005 and her two sons Edward in 1988 and Brian in 2010.
For the past seven years Thekla enjoyed her home at Martha’s House in Lethbridge, she will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.
Prayers will be held at 7:00pm on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:00pm on Friday, September 20, 2013 in the Foremost Hall at Foremost Alberta with Father Fred Monk, celebrant. Interment will follow at Foremost Cemetery.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels Ltd. 1.800.382.2901.
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  1. Michele Danielson says:

    My Grandma’s last few sparks of life emanated love and kindness.
    I will always remember her free laughter, how gentle she was with all of us, her ability to make a meal out of whatever was left in the fridge, how she wanted her grandchildren no matter how old we got to sit on her lap.
    She focused on the people she loved and when it was time for the focus to be on her, there was no shortage of people who were willing to help. Though she wouldn’t have asked.
    I will miss that lady.

    Michele Danielson

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