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Elva Rathwell

Elva Rathwell

March 14, 2007

Elva Rathwell
Rathwell, Elva; at Hanover & District Hospital on Wednesday March 14, 2007. Elva Margaret (Schenk) Rathwell of Hanover, formerly of Mount Forest in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Harold Rathwell. Loved mother of Elizabeth Weleschuk & husband Stan of Salmon Arm, B.C., Bill Rathwell & wife Elke of Hanover, Dianne Moore & husband Brian of Lawrencetown, N.S., Lois Patrick & husband Dan of Stratford and Robert Rathwell & Dianna Ross of Abbottsford, B.C. Loving grandmother of 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Clifford Schenk & wife Margaret of Toronto and Vera Lemont of Wingham. Sister-in-law of Egon Dillinger of North Vancouver. Predeceased by sister Ruby Dillinger. Friends may call at the Hendrick Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 & 7:00 to 9:00p.m. The funeral service will be held at Faith Baptist Church, Mount Forest on Saturday March 17th at 1:00p.m. Spring interment at Derryadd Cemetery, Rothsay. Memorial donations to New Tribes Mission or Louise Marshall Hospital would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences may be made at ww.hendrickfuneralhome.com


Dear Rathwell family, We were saddened to hear of Elva's death. We know she is rejoicing, but she left many behind who miss her greatly. What a blessing it was to know Elva this side of Heaven! We were among many she greatly impacted by her untold kindnesses. Her caring gifts of concern, faithful prayer and support throughout our years with New Tribes Mission were sacrifices of love. We thank God for her life and ministry here on earth.

— Ralph & Joan Sharp and family, January 1, 2010

Gram was a little woman of huge strength and determination. While sometimes she was a force to be reckoned with, she was always an open heart. Family and relationships were extremely important to her and I will miss her deeply.

— Cheryl Rumpel, January 1, 2010

So sorry to hear of Aunt Elva's passing. I have fond memories of her at family gatherings when I was a child. After the meal was all cleaned up she would make the rounds with her "goodie bag". She always had an assortment of trinkets and treats for the children. She demonstrated such a giving heart in so many ways during the course of her life. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Marianne

— Marianne Lemont, January 1, 2010

We rejoice with your Mom! Our prayers are for God's comfort for the Family. Rowena

— Rowena West, January 1, 2010

There is a Heaven to gain & a Hell to shun by being born again. Elva will be happy in her new home. Blessings B

— Brian Moore, January 1, 2010

Sorrow may last for a night, but joy come's in the morning...hold strong, and keep walking farther as Grandma has encouraged us all to do. So friends and family we don't cry for Elva but we cry for ourselves, for our loss because we know she's Praising our Saviour and exploring every inch of her new Mansion in the sky. Grand daughter Donna

— Donna , Mike and kids, January 1, 2010

Our deepest sympathy

— Donna & Ralph Thacker, January 1, 2010

Liz, Bill & Rathwell family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Support one another with past memories, I know I have many happy memories as a child visiting and sleep overs at your Mom & Dad's home, your mom always seemed to find room for one more. Thinking of You Bonnie

— Bonnie Patteson (McEachnie), January 1, 2010

Contact Info

294 Main Street South
P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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