Eleanor "Ellie" Klapp passed away peacefully on August 15, 2018 at Ste. Rose du Lac General Hospital, in Ste. Rose du Lac, Manitoba at the age of 89 years.
Ellie was born on the family homestead near McCreary on December 28th, 1928. She was the seventh child of William and Sarah Scott. She was raised and attended school in the Royal Oak district of McCreary. In 1949 Ellie married John "Jack" Klapp. They were blessed with 57 years of marriage and seven children.
Ellie was a homemaker in the truest sense of the word. Often she could be found writing lists of jobs to be done around the house or in the yard. Without hesitation her plans were set in motion and completed to the best of her ability. Her warm heart welcomed everyone whether spending time visiting, reminiscing, playing cards or sharing meals with family and friends. She embraced all who came to her home with warmth, humor and grace.
Jack and Ellie purchased the local Marshall Wells store in 1972 and they worked side by side until their retirement in 1985. After retirement Ellie continued to nurture her family and friendships. She also enjoyed the many pleasures of her vegetable and flower garden.
Ellie will be lovingly remembered and missed by her children Jack (Bernice), Burt (Linda), Larry (Donna), Grant (Mary), Nancy (Pat); 12 grandchildren Jill (Andy), Jim, Andrew (Candice), Scott, Amanda, Erin (Brad), Tom (Linda), Adam (Selena), Kiel (Laura), Lee (Dakota), Evan, Riley (Jessie); 12 great grandchildren Isabelle, Cass, Quinn, Katie, Carter, Deagan, Jaiden, Harley, Charlotte, lane, Jada, Slater as well as many nephews, nieces and friends.
Ellie was predeceased by her loving husband Jack in 2007, infant children James and Susan, daughter in-law Beth Klapp; parents William and Sarah Scott; brothers Bill (Delores) Scott, Bob (Hazel) Scott, Gordon (Myrtle) Scott, Fredrick Scott, Howard Scott, Elmer (Stella) Scott; sister Joyce (Earl) Fidler.
Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm from Knox United Church in McCreary, MB with Norma Windle officiating. Interment followed in the McCreary Municipal Cemetery.
Should friends so desire, donations may be made in memory of Ellie to a charity of one's choice.