Ella Graham 1942 — 2017

Ella Graham

Ella, of Kamloops, BC, passed away peacefully on October 4, 2017, at the age of 75. Ella worked for many years at the Kamloops Airport until her retirement. She is survived by her son Joseph; and grandsons Marcus and Gavin.  She is also remembered by her brother Eric Brunner of Kingston, Ontario, and her nephew Rob. Ella is predeceased by her parents Joseph and Emma Brunner. Funeral services will take place on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 11 A.M. at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 815 Renfrew Avenue, Kamloops. Reception to follow mass, and graveside service to follow at Hillside Cemetery.If friends and loved ones desire, donations in memory of Ella may be made to St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Kamloops.




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  1. Latifah L Brett
    Posted October 11, 2017 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    Ella and I were neighbours in what used to be called Brockelhurst. I didn’t see her much after high school as I left Kamloops. t I saw her at Fred’s a few years ago though. We talked a lot & I remember she shared that she had a heart problem. I’m sorry that I missed this years reunion & seeing Ella. My condolences to her family. May Ella’s soul always be blessed.

  2. Anne Russell(Davidso
    Posted October 11, 2017 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    My sincere sympathy to Ella’s family on her sudden passing. Ella was a student of mine at NorKam and it was good to see her just a month ago at our reunion. I’m so glad she had the fun of reconnecting once again with many friends. She will be sadly missed.
    Though I am unable to attend her funeral this Saturday you will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Andrew Abley
    Posted October 12, 2017 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    Misses Graham as I used to call her was an amazing lady. I was best friends with Joey though High school and part of elementary school , and I got to know her really well. She was incredible Mom to all Joey’s friends and always willing to help. I have such fond memories of her. Please rest in peace Misses Graham. My thoughts are with you.

  4. Dorothy Stroppa
    Posted October 12, 2017 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    My sincere condolences to Ella’s family. I knew Ella and her brother Eric since I was a very little girl named Dorothy Wyrcimaga. Our mother’s were good friends. Ella was truly a beautiful soul, kind and gentle. I know that she is in a mighty fine place now, maybe singing songs with my daughter. RIP Ella

  5. Joyce Motokado (Umem
    Posted October 12, 2017 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    My sincere condolences to Ella’s family. Shocked and saddened to hear of her sudden passing. Ella always had a smile for everyone and was such a fine and kind person. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend the reunion this past September – I would love to have chatted with her. Rest in peace my dear friend.

  6. shirley Cameron
    Posted October 12, 2017 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    sincere condolences to Ella’s family
    rest in peace Ella
    Shirley, Fiko, Annette, Sandi and Kelly

  7. Judy Robinson (Samso
    Posted October 12, 2017 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    I was saddened to learn that Ella passed away suddenly. Although we had not been close friends for many years, we did have a nice chat at our reunion last month, one of many reunions she so enjoyed. My sincere condolences to Joey, Eric and families. You were the highlights in her life. She is now at peace!

  8. Barb Ramsay
    Posted October 12, 2017 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    So sorry for your loss. Ella was the glue that kept me in the loop with all the relatives. It was great to see her a year and a half ago when we were driving to Vancouver. We stayed over night in Kamloops and had a lovely dinner and a visit. Rest in peace Ella. You will be missed.

    Barb and Wayne Ramsay

  9. Mina
    Posted October 13, 2017 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    Ella was a wonderful woman…always gave great advice. I remember we met for dinner in July at Kelly o Bryan..then I saw her once in August at my mom’s we were having a family dinner. She was amazing. She will be dearly missed and remembered..our deepest sympathy to Joe and the family. She was a great cheerful wonderful lady. Mina and Bhupinder Ghuman.

  10. Janet MacKenzie
    Posted October 14, 2017 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    My sincere condolences to Ella’s family. Both my husband Gary and I attended the last high school reunion in September, and were able to have fun chatting with Ella. She was genuinely happy with her life and it showed. I’m so grateful we had the chance to spend time with her. She was a kind and generous lady, and a good friend to all who knew her.

    Posted October 14, 2017 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    So sorry to read that Ella had passed,,saw her in July and she looked absolutely wonderfull..Her and I had worked together at one time,we were not close friends,but always had time for a chat when ever we met.My sincere condolences to her son and grandsons, MAY SHE REST IN PEACE.

  12. Jo Donovan
    Posted October 14, 2017 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

    Heaven received another Angel…..
    Farewell to a loving mother, grandmother, friend and relative.
    My sincere condolences Joey and family.
    My heart goes out to you. Your Mom was an Amazing lady! I would like to thank her….
    Thank you for the time we had together.
    The past while, spending time together has been amazing with you! Being with you at the park, talking for hours about anything.and everything. Your Mom was so very proud of you Joey and loved your children behind the moon!
    Thank you Ella for your love and kindness and strength is something I will never forget.
    Your support and positivity will forever be cherished and I am blessed to call you my loving cousin. Your Soul, so Beautiful! You lit up the room and always noticed for your smile.
    May you RIP my loving, caring, compassionate beautiful cousin Ella. You will be missed dearly by many…forever in my heart you will be! ❤

  13. Terrie Wispinski
    Posted October 15, 2017 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    The Krentz family is so saddened to hear of Ella’s passing. Ella’s mom and our dad were brother and sister and grew up in a farming family near Laporte Saskatchewan. Ella loved visiting the farm with her mom. We had not seen Ella for a few years since my brother retired from farming and moved off the farm. My sister Karen flew her plane to Kamloops 4 yrs ago and had a visit with Ella.
    Our deepest sympathy to Joey and Eric. We only heard the news from our cousin Otto the day of the funeral.

  14. Otto & Elaine Krepps
    Posted October 16, 2017 at 6:47 am | Permalink

    Deepest sympathy to Joseph and family. At such a time as this, there’s little we can do
    but hope it helps to know in some small way that we are thinking of you and family.
    Ella was a dear, kind and generous cousin. She enjoyed visiting and keeping in touch with family members across Canada.The Krentz family that immigrated to Canada from Poland in 1930 has lost another proud sibling. Your trials and tribulations are over. Ella, may you rest in peace.

  15. Nancy Keller
    Posted October 16, 2017 at 8:56 pm | Permalink

    So sorry to see Ella’s obituary last week. Have known her since elementary school. For the last many years, have seen her as the constant pleasant face at the airport security area. Sincere condolences to her family.

  16. Charleen Proznick
    Posted October 17, 2017 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

    My deepest sympathy to Joseph and family. I have known Ella since she joined the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Kamloops #3453, Ladies Auxiliary in 1981. She added joy to any function she attended, and she always had time for a chat. She will be missed by many.

  17. Carole and Brian Pop
    Posted October 19, 2017 at 10:43 am | Permalink

    Our condolences. Will miss seeing Ella at the airport, always waiting to chat & sharing stories of her family and friends. She left a lasting impression.

  18. Cynthia
    Posted October 26, 2017 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    Most caring lady I have ever had the privilege
    of knowing.Love you Ella

  19. Gavin Graham
    Posted April 4, 2018 at 8:31 pm | Permalink

    My grandmother came to Calgary for my birthday a month before she passed away. Sudden and shocking when I heard the news, she was a role model to me and also my grandmother. I will miss her much and truly hope I will see her again in heaven. Rest In Peace my dear grandmother.

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