Ellen Margrethe SGT. THEILADE, R.C.A.F.

Ellen Margrethe Theilade passed away suddenly on November 8, 2011 at the age of 77 at the Chilliwack General Hospital, with her family at her side. Marg was born in Edmonton on September 20, 1934. The family moved to Vancouver, B.C. in 1941 where Marg continued her schooling, joined the Air Cadets and at age 18, enlisted in the R.C.A.F. She was posted back east until she returned to B.C. in 1962. Marg worked at the Recruiting Centre in Vancouver and later transferred to Victoria. Marg’s love of animals and deep appreciation for nature are what ultimately brought her to Chilliwack in 1975 where she fulfilled her dream of owning a hobby farm. She retired from the military in 1976. Marg loved listening to the music of Daniel O’Donnell, Vera Lynn and Rod Stewart as it enabled her to revisit the most joyous times in her life: flying around the world as a valued member of the R.C.A.F flight crew, tapping into her Irish/Danish roots and sharing in the camaraderie of her many friends. Marg was an incredibly kind and caring person devoted to family and friends. She was loved and respected by all those who knew her.

Predeceased by her parents Peter and Anne Theilade, Marg is lovingly remembered by her brothers and sisters, Bill Theilade, Earl Theilade, Heather Turner, Sheilah Stack (Jerry), Nini Dell (Don), and Shannon Hack (Jack). She will be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. We love you, Marg, and you will be forever in our hearts. Thank you for being the person you were: a devoted daughter, sister, aunt and friend. With love to you from the bottom of our hearts. From all your family and those who had the good fortune to know you.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 26, at 1:30 pm at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave, Chilliwack, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to SPCA or to a charity of your choice.

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