Elva (Elli) Irene Kenney
In Loving Memory,
It is with great sadness that the family of Elva Irene Kenney announce her passing on February 3rd 2021 in Saskatoon Saskatchewan from cancer.
Elva was born in Rimbey Alberta on January 9, 1955 and grew up on her family’s farm there. Predeceased by her loving parents Margery and Bill Kenney.
Lovingly remembered by her husband Stan Hansen and her three children: Dana (Dave) Brettelle, Caleb Vallevand and Meadow Kenney. “Gran” to her four grandchildren, Will & Shea Brettelle, Emerson & Dalila Rubuliak, two sisters Jean Little and Beth (Damien) Kenney, four brothers, Ralph Kenney, Delbert Kenney, Harold Kenney, Ross Kenney, and sister-in law Joyce Kenney, nieces Anne (Mike) Little, Lisa Kenney, Laura Kenney, Louise McFadyen, nephews Bruce Little, David Little and Maxwell MacFadyen. Loved and cherished by her childhood best friend Debbie Kirkpatrick and many other close friends and loved ones.
Elva loved art, sunshine yellow, music and to learn and teach.
The family would like to thank the palliative home care team in Saskatoon and the Hospice at Glengarda in Saskatoon as well as the family and friends for all their love and support while we said goodbye for now.
Because of COVID-19 the Celebration of Elva’s Life ceremony will be held virtually on zoom on March 20th at 2pm MST. All are welcome to attend but must register to receive the log in information and digital keepsakes. Please use this link to register:
I love you and miss you dear my bible study friend. God bless you and your family hugs Andreas
I am sad and disappointed. I was hoping the cancer treatments would work. She was a great person. My condolences go to her family and friends.
To Elva’s Siblings, and Family. I saw the most beautiful yellow sunrise this morning and thought of Elva. She was such a wonderful person. I have been blessed with some very special cousins, and she holds a special place in my heart. Love to all of you. I know how if feels to lose a sister and a mother.
Elli was always someone you could talk to. She was a wealth of information when it came to health and wellness. She had an amazing laugh that lit up a room when she was there. When she would bring her car for me to fix, I would always try to make her laugh just so I could hear it. I will miss our little talks, when she would be waiting for me to finish her car. I feel privileged to have known such a wonderful person.
Norma Anne & the Power Family
Dear Stan, Caleb, Dana and Meadow and families, please accept our sincere condolences on Elli’s passing.
We pray that her soul rests in peace.
I met Elli in Edmonton at a woman’s retreat and along with a few other women we became friends. She was a light in our group: she was full of knowledgeable and wisdom, she was articulate and kind and she loved to laugh and have fun.
I will remember her smile and caring!
I cherish the times we visited when you and she came through town Stan, or the times I saw her when she came to visit the grandchildren. We even got to do home swaps!
It was a privilege and blessing to know Elli and may she continue to dwell, in our hearts! God bless you all. The Powers
We will miss our dear neighbour. She had a way with people from all walks of life. Her faith was radiant, and to be with her was a healing experience. We will also miss Eli’s enthusiastic help with the bees. Rest well, Elli, until we meet again. Jocelyn and Marcel D’Eon
Elli was an amazing,neighbor and friend, she kept my spirits high I really enjoyed our conversation and wonderful visits that we had.
My condolences to all of Elli’s family, she will be greatly missed by all.
I just now learned of your lost.
Elli was a wonderful person. She was such a friendly and caring soul.
I just came across this sad news and I hope you don’t mind me posting this distant memory. One summer about 1970 I was hitchhiking across the country and I met Elva. She took me to her family farm and we walked up the foothills so she could show me the mountains. We travelled together for a couple of weeks. She was an honest, genuine, pure-spirited person with eyes as blue as the Alberta sky. I never forgot her and I only hope she had the life she deserved.