Etholeen Cecile Ganong


Etholeen Cecile Ganong (nee Walker) born May 9th, 1947 in Preeceville, SK, daughter of George and Norah Walker (nee Davison), and sister to Beverly Strand (nee Walker) of Sturgis, SK. She is survived by her husband of 56 years Lawrence, and
daughters Nicole Phipps (Sydney, Australia) and Andrea White (Ashland, ME). She treasured her grandchildren Shae-lyn, Annaliese and Alexander, along with her extended family of nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and nephews.

Etholeen was a kind and generous friend who was a talented quilter, and loved to do many other crafts and socialize with her family and friends since her retirement. She had a love of travelling, especially to Australia to visit Nicole, her husband Peter and
daughters Shae-lyn and Annaliese, as well as Maine where Andrea, her husband Marshall and son Alex reside. She loved to putter in her flower beds and gardens around her
country home.

Etholeen was loved by everyone who had the pleasure to meet her. Her kindness and generosity will not be forgotten. Her unwavering love and support of her family is treasured.

“Moms: they are strength, wisdom and love personified. Where – WHO would we be without our mothers?”

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Scott MacDonald and Family

Etholeen was one of the kindest and most caring people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. I really can’t find the words to convey how I highly my family and I think of her; a truly special lady that will hold a place in our hearts forever. We are so saddened that she has moved on, but happy that we were lucky enough to have known her. I’ll dearly miss sitting around that kitchen table, laughing about old stories, eating chips and dip, and poking fun at Lawrence (love you too ‘Uncle’).
Scott and the MacDonald family.

Shae Phipps

The most supportive nana and a beautifully special woman. I am holding the love and memories of you close to my heart nana and sending hugs to everyone that is feeling the weight of losing you on this physical Earth xoxo

Daryl and Valerie Kalenchuk

We were saddened to learn of Etholeen passing away way too soon. We have fond memories of the vibrant little red head, Daryl from school days and the time we spent together in MooseJaw and Regina.

Glenn Thamer

Etholeen and I started at Lafrentz in the summer of 1980 and worked together for nearly 40 years. She was a terrific worker and a great friend, she treated each company dollar as if it was her own! Starting with a Telex machine and typewriter, she progressed thru the early word processors, the invention of the Fax and computerized bookkeeping and estimating long before many other companies. What a huge loss for all of us, we will miss her dearly. June and I send our condolences to Lawrence, Nicole and Andrea.

Annaliese Phipps

My deepest condolences to all of her family and friends. Sending love to all of your grieving hearts.

She was the most beautiful and kind, thoughtful and generous nana any grand daughter could ask for. The gifts she has crafted and knit for me and sent across the globe I will treasure forever and ever. Such a remarkably beautiful woman. May she Rest In Peace.

Jean & Bruce Phipps 25th June, 2022

Great sadness has reached Australia of Etholeens sudden death, a wonderful friend since 1990 when the two of us “lit2 precious candles” in the church at Ardrosson when our two children married when “2 families became one” We have always looked forward to her visits & enjoyed holidays together — Memories keep those we love in our hearts forever.

barb dubois

Dear Larry , Nicole, Andrea and Families,
Tim and I have many beautiful memories of Etholeen. From the first time we met this beautiful lady while we were holidaying in Canada to her last visit in Australia, Etholeen was always so welcoming with her smile and kind words. She will be close to everyone’s heart forever. xxxxxxx

Joanne & Don Olson

‘Lawrence and Etholeen’ From the dating years through 56 years of marriage.

As a younger cousin on the Ganong side of the family, those names have rolled off my tongue for a long time, and are associated with hospitality and warmth. We have experienced them first hand over the years.

Girls, your mom will live on in you, through your actions, values and words. Your dad will most certainly witness that.

Lawrence, you and your family have our condolences and love. We are so sorry for loss.

Lenore and Gord Lesanko

Dear Larry, Nicole, Andrea, and families.
We are so sorry to hear your sad news of Etholeen’s passing.
She was indeed a cheery, kind friend and will be missed.
We send our condolences and love.

Geraldine Mitchell (Walker)

Etholeen was a beautiful person, she was kind and generous. A great hostess. I have many great memories of our childhood. I will miss her dearly. Rest In Peace Etholeen.

Terri and Darrin Ulley

Mom G, you were a constant presence in my teenage years and I adored you and your freezer cookies too. You made me feel loved, special and always welcome. You will be missed dearly. Andrea, Nicole, Larry and family we send you our condolences and love. Our hearts hurt for you. Etholeen has left an amazing lasting legacy in all of you.

Rick Zeller

So sorry to hear about the passing of my cousin Etholeen. Although we lived in different provinces, she stayed in touch with my wife and I by email and with her Aunt Vi (who just passed on May 27th this year) by phone. Her cheery messages and Larry’s jokes were always appreciated. Rest in Peace, Etholeen – you’ll be seeing your Aunt Vi in Heaven, I’m sure.
Deepest Condolences from Rick (& Barb) Zeller

Peter Phipps

Mom, I couldn’t ask for a better mother-in-law. You spoilt me with an extra scoop of ice cream when we first met, it worked! I came back for more!
You’re the most loving and giving person, our home and hearts are filled with beautiful memories of you. You’ll be close to all our hearts forever, love always Pete xoxo