Ethel Eileen Janke


On Friday, December 30, 2016 Ethel Eileen Janke of Alder Flats, Alberta passed away at the University of Alberta Hospital at the age of 70 years. Ethel was born in Magrath, Alberta to Ethel and Gene Seely; she was one of eight children. For the majority of her life, Alder Flats was home. She and her late husband, Carl Janke enjoyed life on the farm and together they raised their three boys. Ethel will forever be lovingly remembered by her children, Danny (Corinna), Calvin and Larry (Ginger); grandchildren, Justin (Annie), Christina, Nicholas, Melissa, Julie and Vincent and great-grandchildren, Becca, Gunner, Cohen, Hope and one more on the way! The loss of Ethel will also leave a great void in the lives of her siblings, Doyle, Dalven, Beverly and Dallas, along with their families and other extended family and friends. Ethel is predeceased by her parents, Gene and Ethel Seely; husband, Carl Janke and three brothers, J.L., Melvin and Larry. Ethel’s life was celebrated on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #267, Alder Flats, Alberta. The family of Ethel Janke is extremely grateful to the staff at University of Alberta Hospital for their kindness, compassion and professionalism shown to them during Ethel’s time there. If so desired, memorial contributions in Ethel’s name may be directed to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #267, Alder Flats.

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Royal Canadian Legion Branch #267

2 2nd Avenue, Alder Flats, Alberta

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Barb Seely

My deepest sympathy to Aunt Ethel’s family. Losing a Mother is extremely hard. I hope you can replace your loss with some wonderful memories.

Lori McPherson-Hillman

My deepest condolences to the family. I’ll always remember Auntie Ethel with a smile on her face and love in her heart. She loved unconditionally and unselfishly. I’m glad she was part of my life.


My sincere condolences to the Janke family. The death of a loved one can bring much tears and pain but may your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of times spent together and have comfort in God’s promise found at Isaiah 25:8. My deepest sympathy to you all.

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