Ethel Gendreau

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Ethel Anne Gendreau

(January 28, 1925 - October 13, 2021)


Ethel Anne Gendreau of Camrose, Alberta, formerly of Bawlf, passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at the age of 96 years.


Ethel Anne Gendreau (McCarty) was born January 28, 1925 in Bents, Saskatchewan. She passed away peacefully on October 13, 2021, in Camrose, Alberta.
The family later lived close to Biggar, Saskatchewan where she met Lester. They were married and had six children.

Ethel was predeceased by her parents Stanley and Edith (Stricker) McCarty, husband Lester, son Merle and daughter-in-law Brenda, also by her siblings Ford (Janice), Bill, Irene, sister in law Dianna, and baby Marjorie.

Left to cherish her memory are her children Ben of Camrose, Bernie Masson (Vern Grams) of Camrose County, Duane (Susan) of Camrose, Brenda (Larry) Haugen of Camrose, and Warren (Jayne) of Camrose; son-in-law Rodger Masson of Tillicum Beach; nineteen grandchildren; forty great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and siblings Roy (Denise) McCarty of Spirit River, Bob (Violet) McCarty of Biggar, Saskatchewan, Louis Saby of Camrose, and Patrick McCarty of Forestburg.


Ethel and Lester lived in numerous oil field towns before settling in Bawlf, Alberta, where a lifetime of friends and memories were made.
She loved tending her plants and flowers, going on outings with the family. She loved to travel and see new things.  Her life revolved around her family and would never miss a special event. 

She loved cooking and took great joy in preparing lunch for her family and loved ones every day. She never knew how many were showing up. Whether 1 or 10 no matter the number you left with a full belly and a heart full of love.

The Family would like to extend a heartfelt Thank-You for the outpouring of Love for our beloved Matriarch.


Due to Alberta Health regulations, a private family service was held. Interment has taken place in the Bawlf Cemetery.

If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Ethel's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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