Ellen Plett was born on Feb. 23, 1921, to Cornelius and Susanna Plett in what is now called Landmark, Man. She grew up in Landmark and on April 25, 1943, married John K. Plett, also of Landmark.
After many years of living on Dad’s family’s farm in the Landmark area, Mom and Dad made the big move to Treesbank, Man., in 1967.
Mom always had a big garden that always included lots of flowers. Besides having a big garden, taking tailgate lunches to Dad in the field, raising a family of seven that included two sets of twins, Mom loved to sew.
Though a very hard worker, Mom loved to go on trips that included going to Mexico, Banff, the Holy Land, United Arab Emirates, and the USA.
Mom accepted Jesus as her Saviour at an early age and openly declared this by getting baptized and becoming a member of the Prairie Rose Klein Gemeinde Church in Landmark and remained a loyal member of the Evangelical Mennonite Conference throughout her life.
Mom loved Jesus as her Lord and Saviour with her whole heart, and joyfully lived her life passing the love He had for her onto others. When the Brandon MCC Thrift Store opened, Mom was one of the founding volunteers. She taught Sunday School and taught Friendship Bible Coffees. When that was no longer possible for her, she gathered a group of her friends together on a regular basis to sing Gospel songs.
Mom and Dad farmed in the Treesbank area until their retirement from farming in 1987. They moved into a new house in Treesbank, but sadly were only able to enjoy living in it together less than a year. After Dad passed away in the fall of 1987, Mom continued to live in Treesbank for 10 years. When the yard work became too difficult, Mom moved into an apartment in Wawanesa.
With her health deteriorating more and more, Mom bravely made more and more of the necessary downsizing moves, from her apartment to the Valley Lodge and then a few years later into the Wawanesa Personal Care Home. Thank you so much to the staff at the PCH for giving Mom such love and wonderful care.
On Wed., April 12, 2017, in the morning, Mom’s health took a very sudden downward turn and that evening while gazing up toward heaven she peacefully took her last breath. Mom was 96. We are thankful that God granted Mom her wish of having a sound mind and being able to die peacefully with several of her children by her side.
Mom was predeceased by her husband John, her parents, four sisters, and two brothers.
With our hearts full of tears, but with joy in the knowledge that Mom is where she longed to be, we grieve and celebrate: Marian (Les) Plett, Shirley (Del) Friesen, Lillian (Ken) Weber, Luella (Leonard) Plett, Leroy (Sylvia) Plett, Eleanor (Rob) Reimer, and Eddie (Val) Plett, her 22 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, two sisters, one brother, and five sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law.
– Her Family