Ellen Ireland

Ellen Ireland


Nov. 5, 1929 – Dec. 15, 2011

It is with sadness that we

announce the passing of our

beloved mother, grandmother

and great-grandmother, Ellen,

at the age of 82. She is

survived by one brother, Jack

(June), 7 children Sheila (Jim),

Karen, Laurel, Valerie, Lasina

(Rory), Peder, Cheryl (Kyle),

14 grandchildren, and 9

great-grandchildren. Holding a

special place in her heart are

Robert and Rayanne Charlie.

Ellen lived a life of service, fi rst

and foremost to her family.

During the 1970s she was

very active in Edmonton on

many boards and committees.

Later she worked for the Burns

Lake Band. She was adopted

into the Caribou clan of the

Carrier (Yinka Dene) people.

She carried the name of Yaz

Dene Ya with honour and

dignity in the feast house.

Rest in peace.

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