Obituary of Ethel Anne Affleck
Ethel Anne Affleck
(June 5, 1919 - May 23, 2019)
Ethel Anne Affleck passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019, just two weeks before her 100th birthday. Ethel was predeceased by her husband Lyle; parents John and May Bulloch; and sisters Phyllis Butt and Muriel Jones.
Left to cherish her precious memory are her two children Robert Affleck of Camrose and Joan (Keith) Stratton of Oak Bay, NB; five grandchildren Bradley (Darlene) Affleck, Kirsten Affleck, Sara (Neil) Dunn, Kyle (Ayerica) Stratton, and Drew (Brianna) Stratton; eight great-grandchildren Caiden, Brodie and Ryder Affleck, Heston and Milo Dunn, Vanessa and Eli Stratton and Kai Stratton.
Ethel was born in Manor, Saskatchewan where she resided with her parents and sisters. Finishing secondary school, she went to Saskatoon with plans to pursue a career in nursing. The events of the war years first led her to Toronto to work in a small munitions factory. Having met Lyle previously, who was stationed in Ontario with the RCAF, they were married in 1943. Residing in Napanee, ON first, they then moved to Melfort, SK where Joan was born. Their next move was to Saskatoon where Bob was born. In 1953, the family moved to Camrose where Ethel has resided for 66 years.
Mom had three main passions in her life: her Faith, her Family and her Friends. As her nuclear family expanded, Mom played an integral part in loving and teaching each new member introduced into our family. Everywhere Mom went, people were touched by her uplifting and loving spirit. Her home was always open. Mom led by example and had a special way of transcending generational gaps with her supportive, non-critical and fun-loving personality. Mom had many hobbies including oil painting, quilting and gardening.
Mom grew old at a young pace, leaving a legacy of love.
A Funeral Service was held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2019 from the CityLights Church, 4920 48 Street Camrose with Merlin Affleck officiating. Inurnment has taken place in the Camrose Valleyview Cemetery.
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Ethel's memory may be made to S.T.A.R.S. Air Ambulance or to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, or to the Camrose Food Bank.