On Sunday, October 11, 2015, our dear mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Ethel Marie Metro of Rimbey, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre at the age of 93 years.
Ethel was born in Bashaw, Alberta on February 19, 1922, and was the youngest of 19 children. She attended school at the Calumet Country School. Upon completing her schooling, Ethel worked for a family in the Ferintosh area before returning home to look after her mother. After her mother’s passing, she worked on area farms with various family and friends for a few years, as well as traveled to Taber to work on a sugar beet operation. Ethel loved music and dancing, and was known to play the guitar with her sister, Margaret. In 1946, she was united in marriage to Alex Metro, and they began farming together in the Lockhart District west of Bentley. They began their loving family in 1949 with the birth of their daughter, Marlene; their son, James in 1951; and another son, Larry in 1959. Ethel enjoyed a life of hard work and dedication to family, faith and her friends. She enjoyed a good laugh, great food, and a rousing game of cards. Ethel was an active member of the Catholic Women’s League and the Lockhart Ladies Club. In 1979, Ethel and Alex left the farm and moved into Rimbey, where Ethel went to work in the kitchen at the Rimbey Auction Mart for a few years. She moved into the Parkland Manor in 2003, and later to the Rimbey Long Term Care Centre. Ethel loved to go out to the farm and visit with her kids and grandkids…they were each a special light in her life and she enjoyed them all immensely. When the great grandchildren started to come along, she was one very proud great grandma! Ethel will always be remembered for her caring hand, and her kind and loving nature. She will be greatly missed.
Ethel will be lovingly remembered by her son, Larry (Bonnie) Metro of Bentley; and her son-in-law, Ray (Lora) Walker also of Bentley. Her legacy will live on through her treasured grandchildren: Cherie Johns, Karen Jaffray, Linda Schneider, Adam Metro, Ashley Campbell, and Amber Walker; as well as her 12 cherished great grandchildren. Ethel was predeceased by her beloved husband, Alex in 1986; her son, James in 1968; and her daughter, Marlene in 1993.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, Rimbey on Friday, October 16, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Father Les Drewicki, Celebrant. Interment followed at 2:30 p.m. in the Bentley Cemetery, Bentley. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Ethel’s Memory may be made directly to the David Thompson Health Trust, c/o Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre ~ Long Term Care, Box 440, Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0; or to the charity of one’s choice. Condolences to the Metro Family may also be expressed by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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