Mavis Marietta (Stein) Ellerby (1932 - 2018)

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Ellerby, Mavis Marietta
January 11, 1932 – Eston, SK - February 3, 2018 – Calgary, AB
Mavis Ellerby (nee Stein) passed away at the Sarcee Hospice in Calgary on February 3, 2018 at the age of 86 years after a short battle with cancer. Mavis was born and raised in Eston, SK. In 1953, she graduated from the Regina General Hospital School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse. Over the next seven years, she worked at the Eston Union Hospital, Calgary General Hospital, for EENT specialists in Calgary, and Kelowna General Hospital. She also attended and graduated from Full Gospel Bible Institute in Eston in 1959. In 1960 Mavis married the love of her life, Wray Ellerby. They lived in Calgary with their children, Shawna and Blaine, until 1973 when they moved to an acreage NW of Calgary. They spent many happy times there, working together and enjoying family and friends, as well as faithfully attending Calgary Full Gospel Church. After Wray's retirement, they spent time each winter in Mesa, Arizona. Wray passed away in 1998 and Mavis then moved to Cochrane. She began attending Cochrane Alliance Church where she met many good friends. Mavis and Wray provided a wonderful, loving home for their children, and later, a fun place for their grandchildren to visit. Wray and Mavis' strong faith in Jesus Christ was the cornerstone of their home and together they passed that vital heritage to their family. Mavis loved to knit and crochet and her family benefitted from her endeavours. She also enjoyed their RV trips whether for a weekend to the mountains, a summer holiday in BC, or a winter reprieve in Arizona. Mavis is survived by her daughter Shawna (Rick) Lepp, son Blaine (Wendy) Ellerby, granddaughters Marin and Nicole Lepp, Rachel, Robyn and Rebekah Ellerby and greatgranddaughter Sidonie Laboucane as well as many extended family members and friends. She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Wray, parents John and Helen Stein, sister Irene James, parents-in-law Wilbur and Grace Ellerby and several brothers and sister-in law and nephews. A celebration of Mavis' life was held at Cochrane Alliance Church on February 9, 2018. In lieu of flowers, friends and family are asked to consider a donation to Global Advance Missions through the Cochrane Alliance Church.
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Published in The Cochrane Eagle on Feb. 15, 2018