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Ella Helena (Mehr) Scott
November 24,1923 – October 4, 2023
Age 99 years
Ella passed away peacefully in the early morning of Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at Fairview Personal Care Home, Brandon, Manitoba
Ella lived most of her life on the farm north of Glenella, Manitoba
Ella Helena (Mehr) Scott was born in Muenster, Saskatchewan on November 24,1923
Her parents were Rosa and Carl Mehr. Ella had 9 brothers and sisters. Ella had a Grade 6 education but when she was younger she didn’t always go to school as her mother was not well and she had to stay home to help with the younger children. Ella married dad (Henry Castle Scott) on January 18, 1944.
Ella and Castle began their married life together on the farm, north of Glenella, Manitoba. In 1956 they purchased the Tenby General Store and Post Office. Now Ella was not only a farmer’s wife she was a storekeeper and a Canada Postmaster. In 1967 Ella and Castle moved back to the farm north of Glenella, Manitoba.
Ella and Castle had 3 children, Wayne Castle and Linda Gail, both born on the farm before they moved to Tenby, Manitoba. Elda Lynne was born about a year after their move to Tenby, Manitoba.
Ella and Castle shared 67 years of marriage. Mom lived on the farm until middle of June 2022. She was fortunate to be able to go Fairview Personal Care Home in Brandon, Manitoba until her death last Wednesday morning, she loved the care and the food at the care home.
Let me tell you a bit about our mom!
I’m the youngest, my name is Elda and I share the same birthday date as mom!
Mom was intelligent, witty, loving, caring, a bit stubborn and had a great sense of humour.
Mom lived by example, her faith and trust in God never wavered.
Mom loved her children and their extended families.
Mom was a daughter, a friend, a sister, a wife, a daughter-in- law, a mother, a mother-in-law, a grandmother, a great grandmother, a great-great grandmother. These are the many hats she wore with so much pride and joy.
Mom could fix, build or sew anything! She could cook, bake, can and butcher (she was the one that knew how to cut the beef, pork or chicken!) She loved her garden. Mom could play the piano (that’s how Wayne, Linda and I learned to dance) She loved to hear us sing. When Linda got a bit older, she would play the piano and we would sing..sing…sing! Mom had her first aid (must have known there would be many scrapes and bruises along the way) right Micheal? Oh Yeah! Mom did the spanking thing…. I think I got the most, just cuz I was the youngest, as I recall, I used to do things I knew I’d get a spanking for only if I got caught….I usually got caught! We weren’t allowed to sit on the sofa that had a plastic cover from the manufacturer, during the week…I would always push the limit, getting caught from time to time! Mom was forever picking and drying weeds to make medicinal tea like Plantain, to this day I always have some on hand for myself and friends, just saying! She would make some potions and I kinda laughed but they worked. Mom took a reflexology course and she was good. She understood the body very well. Always enjoyed having her give me a massage later in life. Mom was a minimalist, she never complained and didn’t need much to be happy. Mom had a passport! This surprised me but I’m thinking she wanted to be sure she could visit her American family! Mom in her day was a clear thinker, always ready for what would come her way. Mom and I once made a staircase by using a square. She could think about it and then make it! This always amazed me. Mom had a passion for knowledge and loved to read.
Mom loved to give the children ice cream cones (a pail or two were on hand at all times) and she always had cookies in the yellow cookie container! She scooped that ice cream with the same scoop most, if not all of us enjoyed a ice cream cone from. The scoop was from our store in Tenby. At Thanksgiving, Christmas & Easter, Mom and Auntie Olive would cook up big feasts and there was always plenty for extra guests, and we usually did have extra guests. Mom loved many things but I think she loved the children most, she could see the endless possibilities in them, each unique in their own way!
I think if she were here right now she would tell those children to keep the faith, trust God, believe in your dreams…..go out and soar like an Eagle…the World needs you to do great works. She loved us all!
Ella is survived by:
-son Wayne (Terena)
Grandchild Marlin (Jennifer)
Great Grandchild Cody (Shelby) Great Great Grandchild Hayes
Great Grandchild Heather (Kevin) Great Great Grandchildren Katelynn, Paul and Wayne
(baby Ryan deceased)
Great Grand Child Kenny
Grandchild Nevin (Tina)
Great Grandchildren Lane and Talisa, Tait, Tye, Maize, Mylie, Trayce
Grandchild Derena (Kevin)
Great Grandchild Justin (Christina)
Great Great Grandchildren Maddox, Ryder, Karson
Great Grandchild Jamie (Derek)
Great Great Grandchildren Natalia, Jaxson, Emmersyn
Great Grandchild Joshua (Katelyne)
Great Great Grandchildren Ethan, Emmett
Great Grandchild Jenna (James)
Grandchild Shawn (Amberley)
Great Grandson Castleton
Grandchild Naleen (Trevor)
Great Grandchildren Tanner, Shaylee-Rae, Quinton
Great Grandchild Shaylee-Rae
Great Great Grandchild Rylan
-daughter Linda (Harvey)
Grandchild Dean (Katie)
Great Grandchild Leah (Micheal)
Great Grandchildren James, Johanna, Paul, John
Grandchild Micheal (Heather)
Great Grandchildren Zoe, Liam
Grandchild Loreen (Wes)
Great Grandchildren Carter and Cheyanne
Grandchild Vaughan (Kim)
Great Grandchildren Drew, Julia, Brayden
Grandchild Helena Fleger (Ben)
-daughter Elda (Harvey)
Grandchild Tanya (Steve)
Great Grandchildren Matteo, Isabella
Grandchild Jeremy (Wendie-deceased)
Great Grandchildren Max and Norah
Ella is predeceased by her husband Henry Castle Scott,
All of her brother and sisters
All of her husband’s brothers and sisters
Her Grandson Jeremy’s wife, Wendie
Her Great Great Grandchild Ryan
Special thanks to the staff at Fairview Personal Care Home in Brandon,
Clarke’s Funeral Home for their care and compassion.
Thanks to those that assisted with the lunch.
Thanks very much to Pastor Beth MacDonald and James Anderson from Calvary Chapel.
Your Love, Prayers and Support are appreciated.
Neepawa District Palliative Care Service
Box 1240, Neepawa, Manitoba R0J 1H0, MB
Fairview Personal Care Home
1351 13 St, Brandon, MB R7A 4S6, Brandon MB R7A 4S6