It is with great sadness that we announce that Lynda Darlene Ellis (Wade)
born October 24, 1944, passed away peacefully at Rosewood Village in Trail, BC, on January 7, 2016 after a long battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.
She is predeceased by her father, Archibald Wade, and first husband, Donald Terry Johnson. She is greatly missed by her husband of forty-one years, Mick Ellis, mother, Eva Wade, two sisters, Pam Newton (Mike) and Donna Hubner, daughters Jennifer Ellis (Troy), Jackie Ellis (Alastair), and four grandchildren, Bohdi, Will, Duncan, and Zoe, as well as many in-laws, nieces, and nephews.
Born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Lynda grew up in Trail, won the Governor General’s Award for the top student at J.L. Crowe, and married Terry Johnson, who she met in high school, when she was twenty-one. She became a teacher and taught in Kerrisdale and Maple Grove in Vancouver, and later in many places in the greater Trail area, including Laura J. Morrish in Trail, and MacLean School in Rossland. She met and married Mick Ellis when she was thirty and moved to Rossland. Lynda loved to cross-country ski, walk, listen to music, and travel. She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, teacher, and friend and will be missed by all.
Lynda wants to send special thanks to Judy and Bob Kerby, Jill Watson, Jackie Drysdale, Trish Harrison, Ann Symington, Dr. Bazley, and the people at Rosewood for their support for the last three years. The family is so grateful to these people and to the staff at Rosewood for taking such loving care of Lynda, especially for the last few weeks of her life.
As an expression of sympathy, donations in memory of Lynda may be made to the Greater Trail Hospice Society, Suite 7, Kiro Wellness Centre, 1500 Columbia Ave., Trail, BC, V1R 1J9.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 15th at 1:00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church in Rossland with Reverend Michael Hare officiating. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with the arrangements. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at: www.myalternatives.ca
We miss you. You are forever in our hearts.