Lisetta Marie was born in Bentley, AB on January 26, 1929, the second child of five to parents Eva and John Ebeling. She grew up on the family farm and was schooled in the nearby country school, taking grades 10 and 11 in Bentley. After school, Lisetta began working at hospitals in Bentley, Rimby and Killam when it was suggested she should become a Certified Nursing Assistant. Lisette received her formal training in Calgary, splitting her practicum between Blairmore and Edmonton. It was while working in Blairmore that Lisetta met William Morawski. The couple maintained a long distance relationship for a time before eventually marrying on January 27, 1951. The couple lived in a lumber camp for a couple of years before moving to Fernie in 1953. They purchased a home in West Fernie in 1955, and a short time later, their only child, a daughter Anne was born. Lisetta worked off and on at the Fernie Hospital from the mid 50’s to the mid 70’s when she retired due to health problems.
In 1998 Lisetta was predeceased by her husband William. When home maintenance became too much for her, Lisetta became the first resident at Rocky Mountain Village where she continued to enjoy life, socializing with the other residents.
Lisetta is survived by her daughter Anne, two granddaughters: Eve and Tammy, three great grandchildren: Jennifer, Abigail and Thomas, and two sisters: Annie and Helen. She was also predeceased by her brothers, John and William.
The Morawski family would like to thank the doctors and staff at both the Elk Valley and East Kootenay Regional Hospitals, Gordon Leffler and staff, and Cherished Memories Funeral Services for their wonderful care. Special thanks to Dr. Ron Geddis and the staff at Rocky Mountain Village for their dedicated and professional care with Lisetta. You made her final years happy and comfortable!
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation. Memories and condolences shared at www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.