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Born: Mar 18, 1929

Date of Passing: Dec 25, 2019

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(nee HLADY)

After a long, healthy and active life, Ella passed away early Christmas morning, 2019, at the age of 90.
Born on the family farm March 18, 1929 to John and Anne (Letwin) Hlady in Thalberg, Manitoba.
She was predeceased by her husband Samuel Gowriluk in 2016.
Her legacy will continue on in her children, Dennis (Belle) Gowriluk of Cochrane, AB; Karen (Rick) Zurba and Jim (Anna) Gowriluk of Victoria, BC.
Proud Baba to grandchildren, Erin Gowriluk (Tim Lazaruk) and their children, Samuel and Severin of Cantley, QC; Evan (Sandy) Gowriluk of Calgary, AB; Breanna Zurba (Channing Tates) and their children, Felix and Olivia Ella Rose; Michael Zurba (Jenna Schellenberg) and their children, Emrick and Ellis; Lewis and Scott Gowriluk of Victoria, BC.
The family would like to thank Mom's caregivers over the past two years at Seine River Retirement Residence, The Rosewood (Alder House) and Misericordia Place for their support, care and compassion shown to her.
A memorial service will be held for Mom in July, 2020. Service details will appear closer to the date.

Family and friends may sign a
Book of Condolence at

Glen Eden Funeral Home

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 28, 2019

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Very sad to hear of Ella's passing. She was a great and gracious lady. A pleasure to be around and important influence in a lot of lives in the small world called Otter Falls. A welcome fixture at the Lake and a pleasure to grow up and grow old with. Our condolences along with many happy memories go out to Rick, Karen and the rest of the family. - Posted by: Andrew Enns & Lori Mitchell (Friends) on: Jan 01, 2020

  • So sorry to hear of your mom's passing Karen. - Posted by: Sue and Myles nelson (Friends if Rick and Karen zurba) on: Dec 28, 2019

  • My sincere condolences to the entire Zurba family. The loss of a mother is difficult despite the age — she is that special caring, supportive and unconditionally loving person in your life! - Posted by: Ceceile (Friend) on: Dec 28, 2019

  • My sincere condolences to Dennis and Belle on the passing of your Mother. It was almost 50 years ago that Belle was in our wedding party and the years have passed by quickly. Sadly, Diane passed away on the 17th so I feel your sense of loss. - Posted by: Bob Minaker (friend of Belle & Dennis) on: Dec 28, 2019

  • So sorry to hear of Aunty Ella’s passing. I’ll always remember her homemade baking she would spoil us with when we came to visit.......especially the fresh squeezed orange juice she would give us at breakfast! Hugs to everyone! 💕 - Posted by: Pam (Niece) on: Dec 28, 2019

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