Ethel May Alberta Roesti was born on June 5, 1921 to Peter and Annie Petra Roesti near Enchant, Alberta. Ethel moved to Bashaw, Alberta in December of 1938 and lived with her two brothers Ben and Vincent. She worked as a live in house keeper for a family in Ponoka, then came back to Bashaw in 1939 and worked for Fern Kohl and with Grandma Alice Sharp from 1939 to 1942. Ethel met Wes Kaechele at the Ellis Free Methodist church in 1941 at a youth group meeting, where his family attended. They were married at Ethel’s parent’s farm home at Bashaw on December 29, 1942 and they made their home with Uncle Bill Scode until 1952 when he passed away. They purchased the farm where they continued to live and work until 2001. Ethel and Wes had four children: Gary, Darlene, Keith and Barbara. Ethel loved the farm and was keenly interested in its operation. One year after receiving the Provincial 100 year Farm and Ranch Award and Wesley’s passing, Ethel retired to Heritage House in Bashaw and continued to spend the weekends on the family farm with her son Gary remaining active in it operation. She would spend periods of time with her Daughter Darlene in Edmonton for holidays and hospital stays, eventually moving to Edmonton for the last year of her life. Ethel was interested in each of her children’s and grandchildren’s lives and celebrated with joy the arrival of her six great grandchildren. Hobbies of Ethel’s were ceramics, painting, paper sculpting and doing puzzles which kept her mind and fingers active. She possessed a remarkable memory for people’s names and dates which she retained for the 91 years of her life. Ethel was a faithful member of the Ellice Free Methodist Church at Bashaw where she taught Sunday School. Ethel was predeceased by her son Keith (1974), her daughter Barbara (2000), her husband Wesley (2001), her parents Peter (1972) and Annie (1973) Roseti as well as all of her six brothers and sisters; Annie Margaret (1942), LeRoy (1953), Earl (1965), Vincent (1966), Ben (1998) and Elva (2008). Ethel passed away peacefully Sunday, November 4, 2012 at the age of 91. Ethel will be sadly missed by her family; son, Gary (Mary) Kaechele of Calgary and daughter Darlene O’Coin of Edmonton. Grandma will also be lovingly remembered by grandchildren and their families; Lauretta & Kurt Enders, children Chase and Pierce Enders, Jodena and Kendall Rogers children, Sophia and Emmett Rogers. Curtis and Candice Hendrickson and child Natalie Hendrickson and Kara Hendrickson and Trevor McCauley and child Emma McCauley. A Funeral Service will be held at the Ponoka First Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 12, 2012 with Pastor David Panton officiating. The Interment Service will follow at Forest Home Cemetery. Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to The Bethany Group, 4612 – 53rd Street, Camrose, Alberta, T4V 1Y6 (Designated Area of Need: Bashaw Valley Lodge – Resident Comfort). . To express condolences to Ethel’s family, please visit www.womboldfuneralhomes.com.
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