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March 21st, 1926 - November 2nd, 2015

Born in Michel, BC, the youngest daughter, to William and Phoebe Holmes. Ellen passed away peacefully in Fernie. She was predeceased by her husband, Len Musil (d. 1997), and sisters, Edith and Lillian.

Ellen is lovingly remembered by her six children; Jim (Diane), Sylvia (Bob), Ken, Gary (Donna), Randy (Jody), Kevin (Darcie); 18 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Ellen was known to be a tireless, selfless farm wife who enjoyed cooking and baking, especially her blueberry kolachi. She also enjoyed collecting antique dolls, garage sales and crafting. She sought happiness in all the simple things of life such as gardening, the outdoors, and being involved in all aspects of the farm alongside her husband and children. She shared her knowledge and passion for life freely with all who had the honour of knowing her, especially through cooking traditions such as sauerkraut and dumplings.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice. 

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

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