Etta Haman

Etta Haman

Etta Haman passed away peacefully on April 7, 2013. Etta was born in Regina, Sask. Sept. 30, 1916 a few minutes after her twin sister, Edna, weighing just under 3 lbs. She grew up in a loving family and in 1937 married John R. Haman.  They moved to Trail to begin their life together.

Etta & John purchased and operated the Duncan Dairy.  Mom worked hard milking cows, baking bread and cooking meals for the workers, as well as raising her family.

In 1959 when John became ill, they sold the cattle and Etta went to work in the office at J. Lloyd Crowe High School. John passed away January 1962 and Mom continued to work at the school until her retirement.  Mom was active in her church & was president of the Lutheran Ladies Aid for many years.  She enjoyed her time as a volunteer at Kate’s Kitchen & the friendships she made there.

Mom is fondly remembered by her daughters, Gail McLaren & Marlene Ink, and her son & daughter-in-law Jack & Mary Hamann; her grandchildren, Jeff Ink (Debbie), Daron Ink (Susan), Garth Ink (Annette), Susan Smyth (Ryan), Brett McLaren (Julie), Laurel Hamann and John Hamann (Glenda); her great-grandchildren: Krysta Ink, Nathan & Taylor Ink, Dylan & Cassidy Smyth and Sam & Scott McLaren; her sisters Edna New (Vancouver) and Helen Koskey (Calgary)and her sister-in-law Alma Pasker (Vancouver) as well as many nieces and nephews.  Mom always appreciated the love & support received from her nieces Dorothy Merkely & Madeline Hurd.

Mom was predeceased by her brother Ron Pasker, sons-in-law Larry McLaren and Howard Ink.

The family would like to thank the staff at Rosewood Village for the kind, attentive & loving care given to Mom during her stay.

As an expression of sympathy, donations may be sent to the Peace Trinity Lutheran Church, Memorial Fund, 2001 Second Ave. Trail, B.C. V1R 1N4 or to the charity of your choice.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 1:00 at Peace Trinity Lutheran Church, 2001 2nd Avenue, Trail, with Reverend Ron Abresch, Celebrant. Al Grywacheski with Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.

You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at

Thank you Mom for the wonderful memories and life lessons you have shared with us all. You have taught us how to love, to be strong and to appreciate and be thankful for all that we have. We will miss you deeply but know you will always be with us in spirit for the rest of our lives and in our reflections of the wonderful memories you created.

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