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Deanna Marilyn Mae Ellis

June 20, 1937 ~ February 28, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Deanna Ellis Obituary

Deanna Marilyn Mae was born on June 20 1937 in Luseland Saskatchewan to Blake and Joyce Campbell. 

Being a very outgoing child she was involved in as many activities as she could be. Girl guides, figure skating and being a majorette in the marching band kept her very busy. The other side of her childhood was complicated by an ill mother.  She had to take on an adult role at a very young age.  This taught her to be very resilient and always look for the bright side of things. 

She caught the eye of the love of her life while in the marching band in a parade in grade nine.  Wes Ellis fell in love at first sight with the girl with the long dark pony tail. Being a shy farm boy it took Deanna asking him to drive her home from the rink to start a 70 year love affair.  They got married on October 15 1958 and she was immersed immediately into farming as the crop was not off.  This was their way of life as they worked as a great team and farmed until she was 70. They briefly lived on the farm welcoming first born Rhonda then came Loral then Mitch once they had moved into town. 

Apart from farming she loved to try new things.  She sewed, cut hair, decorated cakes, upholstered furniture and had a vegetable garden. Her real passion was her yard the beautiful flowers and immaculate landscaping she created. 

Deanna was a very active volunteer. She taught kids to skate, spent the entire length of the kayette club as an active member, delivered meals on wheels, and more.  She was a member at the United church and sang in the choir for decades. 

She took a very active role in her grandchildren’s lives. They were the light of her life.  When great grandchildren came along they were just a pure joy to her.  

Her and Wes did a lot of traveling later in life with Hawaii being a favorite. 

Leaving behind to mourn Deanna is husband Wes, Rhonda (Brad) Robinson, (kids Jayda (Brent) Goldie, Harlow and Ember. Brayden ( Kristin), Cal). Loral (Lyle) Antonenko, (kids Mallory (Neil) Mckinley Rylee,  Mila and Myles.  Jacey (Blake), Miscavish). Mitchell Ellis, (kids Kace and Makenna (Owen )Ellis). Also survived by brother in laws Butch Ellis (Marilyn) and Tommy Ellis. 

Deanna had a special place in her heart for her many nieces and nephews.  

Deanna will be greatly missed by many.  

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Tributes may be directed to the Biggar Long Term Care Activities Fund. Cards may be directed to Wes Ellis: Box 873, Biggar, SK, S0K 0M0. Arrangements entrusted to Gerein Funeral Service.

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