Ella Emma Lancaster

Feb. 9, 1920 – Oct. 16, 2011

After spending her last eight years in Sunshine Lodge and then New Horizon Care Home, Ella passed away suddenly suddenly at the Campbell River hospital.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Julia, her first husband, Albert Krueger, her second husband, Jim Lancaster, her son, Freddy Krueger, four brothers and a sister. She left to mourn four daughters – Adele Cockriell, Helen (Ken) Folster, Bertha Jeffery and Dorothy (Mike) Konschak and a stepson, Jim (Trina) Lancaster. She was blessed with ten grandchildren – Connie Nugent, Steve Nugent, Wendy (Dwayne) Lotnick, Sally (Carl) Sheehan, Sonya Leith, Stan (Alecia) Folster, Fred Jeffery, Jason Jeffery, Sarah (Chris Hanson) Westhaver and Brandon Westhaver, ten great-grandchildren and her Lancaster extended family. She also leaves two sisters, Lydia Wallin and Anne Bunn and many nieces and nephews. She will also be missed by the many friends she treasured.

She was born Ella (Rody) Rhode in Verwood, Saskatchewan. After moving to B.C. and getting married, she made her home in Mission, B.C. with her family. They moved to the Island in 1955 – first to Cumberland and then spent many years in Merville. As a widow, she moved to Campbell River.

The family wishes to extend their appreciation to Dr. de Bruin and the staff at New Horizons for caring for Ella. Also thank you to Brad and Dr. Nelson for their compassionate care in C.R. Hospital Emergency Unit in her last hour.

A Celebration of life will be held at the Bethany Lutheran Church (corner of 2nd Avenue & Birch Street, Campbell River) at 11:30 am on Monday, October 24, 2011. At a later date, arranged by the family, she will be interred in the Courtenay cemetery with her husband and children.

You’ve taken the journey we all must take

We take comfort and we know

You’re now reunited with Dad.

We miss you…

and we’re letting you go.

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