It is with profound sadness that the family announces the passing of our dear Mother, Sister, Amma and Langamma on May 6, 2020.
Ellen was born at Hnausa, Manitoba on May 25, 1937 to Ellis and Clara Einarson. Mom leaves to mourn her children, Ellis, Craig (Leslie), and Kathy; grandchildren, Amber, Ashley, Afton, James (Bethany), David, Sherilyn, and Kristin; sisters, Bernice and Sigga; brother-in-law, Raymond, and numerous nephews and nieces. Mom was also great-grandmother to Summer, Jordan, Logan, Lilly, Badger, Elena, and Alexander. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Helgi; as well as brother, Clarence; sisters Begga and Josie; brothers-in-law, Marino, Stoney, Joe, and Kris; sisters-in-law, Elin and Mary; daughter-in-law, Brenda and son-in-law, David.
One of mom’s fondest memories was as a child sitting on her father’s knee singing songs in Icelandic. Mom loved card games of all types, canasta, cribbage, rummy, Skip-Bo, and solitaire to name a few. Although she was foremost wife and mother, she shared memories of working at the Hnausa store, Betel and the Leadership Training Centre where she made many friends. Mom also truly enjoyed the companionship of her many dogs over the years, especially her beloved Joey who was her last. If you wanted mom to smile, you just had to put a baby in her lap. Mom was stronger than she ever knew.
The family would like to thank the IRHA Homecare Team for their support through this difficult time.
At mom’s request, there will be no formal service. Cremation has taken place with a private interment by family at Riverton Cemetery at a later date.
If you so wish, in lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Riverton Cemetery Endowment Fund, Box 505, Riverton, MB R0C2R0.
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