1920 – 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ethel on February 28, 2016 in Armstrong, BC, born August 4, 1920 in Merritt, BC. She grew up on a farm on the back Enderby Road.
She was married twice. Her first husband was Doug and when Doug passed away, she married Bill. She spent most of her life in the Enderby/Armstrong area and didn’t work outside of the house but spent most of her time canning, sewing, and cleaning. Ethel loved to look nice and spent a lot of time in front of the mirror making sure her hair and makeup were done. She was very proud of being Swedish and lived to look at pictures.
She is lovingly remembered by her husband Bill; daughters: Carol Swift, Linda Bongers; grandchildren: Cheryl Closs (Blaine); Beverly Engdhal, George Junior (Rhonda), Devin Bongers (Laura), Dennis Bongers (Darcee), Aleshia Zabok (Dave); great grandchildren: Joshua, Melissa Wynn (Troy Gunderson), Mario Closs (Lyanne), Dayten, Danika, Madalyn, Amelia, Rhys; and great great grandchildren:Bailey, Camron, Paisley; and many extended family and friends.
A Funeral Service will be held for Ethel at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at St. James Anglican Church (2315 Patterson Avenue, Armstrong, BC). Those wishing to do so may make a memorial donation in Ethel’s name to Huntington Society of Canada (151 Frederick Street, Suite 400, Kitchener, ON N2H 2N2). Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at
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