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Ollie LeVern Ellingson

May 6, 1936 ~ January 8, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Obituary

Ollie Ellingson was born May 6, 1936, to parents Rudolph and Caroline (Corrine) Ellingson on a farm near Bracken, Saskatchewan. He was raised on a farm near Consul, Saskatchewan, with his brothers; Alby, Ira, Ralph, Kermith, Guy, Barry, and Laurence, and sisters; Josephine, Laura, and Bernice. His family moved to Vidora in 1940, where Ollie attended school. He was active in 4H and sports such as hockey and baseball in his earlier years. Ollie was a hired hand for multiple families in the Consul area. In 1963, he moved to Ravenscrag and worked as a grain buyer at the elevator. As a Pioneer agent, he went on to other elevators in Saskatchewan, including Rush Lake and Marsden. From there, he was employed by the PFRA for 15 years in Saskatchewan and also served in the army for some time. During his middle-aged years, he farmed with his brother in Mortlach, Saskatchewan, until he bought a house and retired in Maple Creek in 2012 to be closer to his roots.

            During his retirement, he spent many days helping and spending time at his friends’ farm, Moreen (Cecil) and Leonard Koenig. Ollie had a natural green thumb, always growing an impressive garden. During the warmer months, he spent time outside remodeling his yard and house and working on projects in his garage. He canned, pickled, and built puzzles in the cooler months to keep busy. Some would say his knowledge of people’s family history in the area was better than any history book. Ollie never missed an Ellingson or Brown family reunion, regardless of where they took place. He enjoyed spending time at family gatherings and playing cards with his cousin, Edith Reamer, and her family.

            Ollie passed away peacefully at home January 8th, 2023 at the age of 86. He is survived by his sister, Bernice Weber in BC, and many nieces and nephews in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Ontario, BC, and the Yukon.

            Ollie’s kindness, helping hands, and humor will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Donations may be made in Ollie’s memory to the Consul Community Hall. Box 43, Consul, SK S0N 0P0

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Services

Memorial Service
Saturday
January 28, 2023

1:00 PM
Consul Community Hall
Consul
Consul, SK S0N 0P0

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Consul Community Hall
PO Box 43, Consul SK S0N 0P0
Email: consulcommunityhall@gmail.com

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