Eleanor Margaret ROETTGER-EMMONS

Eleanor Margaret ROETTGER-EMMONS


Eleanor Margaret

May 4, 1933 – August 19, 2013

After a long illness, at peace with her God and her world, Ellen Emmons passed away at Bethany Senior’s Home in Red Deer.

Eleanor had one brother, Alfred (deceased); and a younger sister, Dorothy (Hanna), who is retired now, and lives in Nanaimo, B.C.

It’s not easy being married to the Army. With two sons, and thirteen years of service behind him, Lew Emmons left the armed forces, and the family moved west in 1969, from Pembroke-Petawawa, Ontario.

Approximately five years after moving to Alberta, Ellen and Lew Emmons divorced. Ellen moved to Rimbey, where she remained for the next twenty eight years. She had several boy-friends in later years, but never re-married.

There will be no memorial or funeral service for Ellen Emmons. That is the way she wanted it; that is the way it will be done. Not that she chose to go out quietly, or without pride in her life’s accomplishments. Simply the way she wanted it.

Let us all remember, individually, to ourselves, what “the prettiest little thing on roller skates that Pembroke had for years” (my father’s words) meant to us.

I will be assembling a “book of memories” things that Mom wrote, cards, photos, etc. for history’s sake. Much the same as I did with Brian (Lew). If anyone wants to contribute to that, simply send it to Ellen Emmons, c/o myself, Rimbey Post Office, and I will get it.

Donations to “TrueHope.com” down in Raymond, Alberta would be very beneficial. True Hope has a completely natural supplement that had helped thousands of people now with ATF, fibromyalgia, bi-polar and other chemical imbalances in the brain.

There is no way that I would have made it through all of this, first with younger brother, and then mother, without the help of others.

The people that have stood beside me, trusted and valued friends for so long, words do not cover it. Loyalty speaks for itself.

There is a hospital in Ponoka called The Centennial Center. it is not an “insane asylum:. Nor is it a “crazy house”. It is, like the others that we have here in Alberta, one of the very best hospitals for the mentally ill that there is in North America. The people there prove it on a daily basis.

To the small, and truly dedicated group of people at the Red Deer and Foothills Hospital. I would not be here, without S.T.A.R.S. You went far above duty and job, to keep me alive (and succeeded so well), last year when I had my own physical health issues; thank you so much.

If I wanted a good holiday from life, Bethany, College Side Senior’s Home in Red Deer would rival any tropical country. To the administration, for understanding that health effects wealth, and a staff of people at Bethany that are the pride of the industry, again, many many thanks.

And that small, wonderful regional hospital in Rimbey. After eight rounds, in and out, over two years, the nurses and doctors were honest enough to tell me that they had done all they could.

Mom, you did just fine.

Kevin Emmons

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