PAPE, Elli

Elli Pape (Penno) was born on December 23, 1932 in Kulligen, Poland. Her father Emil, who was a Pastor, and mother Martha had 4 children: Jean, Elli, Fred, and Walter. Elli was baptized at a young age and followed her Lord and Saviour the rest of her life. Following WWII, the family was disrupted,  because her father and mother were taken to Russia, and only her mother returned 4 years later. In the meantime, the children were left to fend for themselves. In 1950, an Uncle in  Edmonton sponsored all the children and her mother to come to Canada. In 1956, Elli met her future husband Bert, and they married on November 9, 1957. They had 2 children, Carrie Gail and Barbara Jean. Elli worked as a fur finisher at several  Edmonton furriers. Elli enjoyed singing in the choir at Central Baptist Church, baking, reading, gardening, and taking care of her family. Elli and Bert enjoyed travelling, and it was after a trip to Expo 67 in Montreal that she began to display symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis. After being officially diagnosed with MS, she went into remission and was able to make several trips to Hawaii, Europe, Brazil as well as 22 years during the winter in Phoenix. In Elli’s later years, she was    challenged by the mobility issues and fatigue associated with MS. She was able to remain in her home with Bert until March 2019, when after a hospital stay and diagnosis that required professional care, she was moved into Millwoods Shepherd’s Care for the next two years. After a recent short stay in the hospital, she passed away peacefully on May 11, 2021.

 

Serenity Funeral Service – South Edmonton, (780)450-0101

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Linda (Kruschke) Trask

Dear Mr. Pape, Barb, Carrie, and Family:

I was very sad to hear that your much-loved wife and mom passed away.

May the presence of the God of all comfort be very evident to you all and may He fill you with His peace and the assurance that comes from knowing she is with Him now and experiencing perfect health.

I know it’s very hard.

With love,

Linda Trask

Ken Caunce

Bert, may the love tht you shared with Elli through th years comfort you and your family at this time of loss.

Patricia Kleiber

Our deepest condolences on the loss of your wife, mother and Oma. Our prayers are with you all.
Hans and Pattie Kleiber

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