Ella Waltraut Rascher

Ella Waltraut Rascher died of pneumonia on July 22nd, 2015 at the age of 79 in Coquitlam.

Beloved wife of Hubert (deceased) for 26 years, loving mother of Michael (Holly), Tanja (Rudi), Thomas and Rickie (Treena), and grandmother to Terrence, Julia and Luke. She is also survived by her brother Arno.

Ella was born May 21st, 1936, one of five children in a part of Germany that now belongs to Lithuania. As a child, Ella’s family fled the Russian Army to live in West Germany until she came to Canada in 1956, settling in Edmonton. There she married Hubert in 1965, moving their four children to Fernie ten years later where Ella worked for a while in the kitchen of the Tom Uphill Memorial Home. She enjoyed picking blueberries in the forest around her home. Ella retired to Westbank in 1994, spending her time picking cherries and volunteering for the West Side Care Centre / Interior Health, until she suffered a stroke in 2010. Her family would like to thank the staff at the Lakeshore Care Centre in Coquitlam for the care they provided to Ella.

Ella will be laid to rest beside her husband on the 8th of August 2015 preceding a 1pm service at Cherished Memories “Serenity Chapel”, 891 4 Ave, Fernie.

Memories & condolences shared at cherishedmemoriesfs.com. Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.