It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ellen Marie Krauss (nee Ringstad), who passed away on September 9, 2022, in Creston, BC, with her family by her side, at the age of 75 years.
Ellen was born on August 8, 1947, in Creston, BC to parents Ralph and Elsie Ringstad. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend to many. Ellen enjoyed gardening, hiking, cooking, photography, and her many years spent as a foster parent.
Ellen is predeceased by her father Ralph Ringstad and mother Elsie Ringstad (nee Mather)
Ellen will be lovingly remembered by her husband Lamarr, children; Joel (Tammy), Jason (Sarah), and Lauren (Chad), brothers; Len (Jacquie) and Norman (Barbara); sister; Louise (Bruce), and grandchildren; Hayden, Hannah, Lucinda, Isobel, Dylan, Halle, and Nate.
A Private Memorial luncheon to be held at Jimmy’s Pub.
A special thank you to Creston Home Health, Creston Valley Hospital, and East Kootenay Regional Hospital Oncology Department for their care of Ellen.
In lieu of flowers, friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the BC Cancer Foundation, 150 – 686 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1G1.