Alice (Alexandra) Marie Ellison

Alice (Alexandra) Marie Ellison

Passed on July 8, 2022

May 2, 1939-July 8, 2022    Alice was born on the family farm May 2, 1939 to Alex and Nellie Hawrysh (nee Chic). She attended school in Melnice until she went to High School in Teulon. This is where she met Merlyn, the love of her life. Upon completing high school, she went to Normal School. She then got a job teaching at Union Prairie School in Inwood. The following fall, she and Merle were married and they moved to Winnipeg where she got a job working at The Royal Bank downtown. Not long after, when her dad became ill, they returned to the family farm in Melnice where she remained until her passing. Here they started their family and she worked for many years at McGregors Drugs in Winnipeg Beach as well as Say it with Ceramics and as a bartender at the Waterfront Centre. She was also secretary treasurer for the St. William’s Cemetery.

She taught Ukrainian singing lessons through the Winnipeg Beach school. Her Singing Kittens even preformed in many talent shows, on the radio and even television.

Her house was known for baking, pickles, treats, endless laughter and the phone ringing off the hook. She loved playing cards, watching her stories, good music, polka parties & spending time with her family and friends.

She was predeceased by her husband of 46 years Merle in 2003. Son Blair, parents Alex and Nellie, Brother Bert Hawrysh. In- laws Roy & Anne, Brother- in-Law Bob (Audrey).

She is survived by daughter Maureen (Bob), grandchildren Chelsey McColl (Roman), Ashley Michaluk (Nick), Saveja Ellison (Geoff), Tyler Trautwein (Abby) & Monique Ellison (Ryan) as well as her precious Great grandchildren Brandt, Violet and Emilee. Sister in law Eileen Hawrysh as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins & special friends as well as her 2 spoiled fur babies KJ and Khloe.

A celebration of life will be held Sunday, July 17th at the Teulon Rockwood Centennial Centre at 2 pm and a private burial will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or St William’s Cemetery.

Vichnaya Pam’yat


Sorry for your lost Ellis will be remembered as a nice caring loving good wholesome person. She will be missed but not forgotten so. I am including a poem that I wrote to help everyone through these hard times. Love is like a rose you love it until it dies. Death is a part of life and love is also a part of life. You are like God's rose and when die you bloom again in the kingdom of heaven to be loved and cherished by God. By Tim Ksionzek

Tim Ksionzek

So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing Maureen. Thinking of you and your family at this time. Please take care Pam L

Pam Larusson

We would like to give our sympathies to Alices' family. She was not only a good neighbour, but a friend and we considered her a member of the Wawryk family. I have fond memories of growing up with her and playing together as children. I remember that she was the Snow Queen of the Beach festival. What an honour! We will miss her greatly, especially her regular phone calls! Dave and Denise Wawryk

Dave Wawryk

Alice was a lovely lady. Condolences to her family !

Vivian Cook

It is with profound sadness that we must say goodbye to a cherished cousin and friend, You will be forever in my thoughts and prayers … We will miss you . Sincere Condolences to her family

Rosemary Hulme

I have fond memories of Nan and her ability to make you feel welcomed and loved when you went to her house. The world truly lost a beautiful and loving soul, Heaven gained a true Angel. Condolences for Nan's family and all who knew her.

Tammy Valen

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