Mary Ellen Carlson (nee Bush) left this earth on Monday, December 23, 2013 at 4:15 pm to be reunited with her husband Fred.
Ellen was well known for her love of dancing, which she carried on with even after the loss of her husband, travelling often to Cranbrook, Creston, Bonners Ferry & Libby to dance with friends she had known for 30+ years, she even went to Sherwood Park where she danced to her daughters’ cues for Choreographed Ball Room Dancing. Ellen would be seen every Wednesday for the past 12 years at the Farmers Markets where she would be selling the wonderful crafts that she made. She also sold her crafts at the local Christmas Bazaars’. She volunteered with the Golden Seniors Centre often opening for them in the morning. Ellen also spent the past 6 years volunteering at the Golden Food Bank. Where-ever Ellen went; she would be greeted with hugs by everyone she knew, which meant so much to her. I know dad greeted her with a hug when she arrived to see him.
Ellen was predeceased by her husband Fred 2001, her parents George “Sunny” 1979 and Jesse Bush 1990, her sister Alva 1984, great grandson Bobbie-Lee 1999 and granddaughter Tammy Lynn 2004. She leaves behind her sons, James, Robert (Leila), Toney (Bev), Don; daughter Mary (Bruce), 7 grandchildren 7 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
Special thanks to Jim and Eleanor Nelson, Ken, Blair and Tanya Piggot, and Lee and Duncan Bedford for watching out for mom. Also thanks to Dr. Guy in Golden and Dr’s. Newman and Simons in Cranbrook, as well, all the nurses in Golden & Cranbrook Hospitals that attended to mom her last 22 hours.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no funeral by mom’s request. A Celebration Tea was held on mom’s birthday on December 30th, 2013 at the Golden Seniors Centre from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
GG we love you and will miss you.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
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