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Ella DROBOT (Nee Krekoski, Hovelkamp)

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Ella DROBOT (Nee Krekoski, Hovelkamp)

November 1, 1933 - March 22, 2020


On March 22, 2020, Ella Drobot passed away suddenly of natural causes. At a later Celebration of Life, her ashes will be spread over her beautiful Stoney Lake hills beside those of Mike Drobot Jr., her loving husband of 36 years.

Ella is survived by one daughter, Karen Hovelkamp (Kenneth Cummins) of Edmonton and grandchildren, Nathan Sorochan (Trina Koscielnuk) and Nicole Sorochan (Michael Tension) all of Victoria, Vancouver Island, and one son, Kevin Hovelkamp (Yolande) of St. Paul and grandson, Sean Hovelkamp of Edmonton.

“Grandma used to say ‘Sean, a little bird told me …’ so if I ever need some advice or a chat, I’m sure she’ll send it to me by way of a little bird.” “Whether through a tale of epic adventure or a joke with an unexpected punch-line, grandma lived and inspired me (Nicole) and others through the art of storytelling.” Nathan said, ” Grandma’s love and support always made us feel proud of who we are, where we came from, and where we are going.”

As we grieve her loss, remember her in a way that honors her spirit – picking and sharing some wild berries and helping someone in need. Ella brought a smile and sparkle into the lives of all who knew her and we will miss her forever.

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From: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Shirley Krekoski
Relation: Niece

To Karen & Kevin & their families
My heart goes out to u at this difficult time. Having gone thru this with both parents, I know how lost u must feel. Wishing I could be there in person to share in your grief. Hopefully when this virus is over, we will see u at her celebration of life ceremony.
Prayers & Blessings

From: Paul and Louise Carpenter

Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

From: Valerie Peat
Relation: Friend

I served Ella at the drug store for years. She loved to see pictures of my Grandchildren. Ella was a wonderful lady.

From: Jim and Elaine Wirsta

Our sincerest condolences to all of you at the loss of your dear mother and grandmother.

From: Russ and Evelyn Kowtun
Relation: Friend

Deepest sympathy to the family.
Special memories of Ella at the County Office. Had a good visit with her
Recently at Sunnyside. How fortunate you are to have her memories in print.

From: Anne and Rob Boyd

Kevin, Yolande and family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Ella was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed. Thinking of you all in this difficult time.

From: Tamara Krekoski-daughter of Ken Krekoski
Relation: Great neice

My thoughts and prayers go out to Aunt Ellas family. She was a sweet lady and she will be missed.❤️Hope your wonderful memories of times spent with her help get you through this diffifult time. Our condolences.

From: Lise Bussiere
Relation: Special acquaintance

So saddened ,you Ella ,were the kindness person I ever met both while nursing in elk point and while at the Lodge in St. Paul . My deepest sympathy to all . Will miss running into you and chatting, 🙏 RIP

From: Claire Gordeyko

My deepest condolences to all of you.

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