Friday August 16, 2013
Family and Friends:
Ellen Mae Dick, 69, of Swalwell, Alberta, passed away August 15th
2013 at the Three Hills Health Care Centre.
Ellen loved art, creativity, underused words, adventures, and
travel. Ellen was a commercial beekeeper and artist. Her studio,
workshop and home since 1968 were the Old Schoolhouse in Swalwell.
Besides being a recognized Canadian painter, Ellen took her
innovative designs to stained glass and other creative media. Her
glass work can be found in many homes and in the Hanna Health Care
Centre chapel, and her paintings depicting the Alberta prairies and
summer skies are included in the Alberta Foundation of the Arts
Ellen was born August 9, 1944 in Sudbury, Ontario, only daughter of
Lily Maki and Kalle (Charlie) Jarvela. She attended elementary and
high school in Sudbury and graduated From University College at the
University of Toronto.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Allen Dick; son Jonathan
Dick, his children: Katrina (11) and Kalle (10); and daughter Jean
Oram, her husband Chris, and children: Mckenzie (10) and Nathan(2).
Burial takes place at the Swalwell Cemetery on Saturday August 17th
2013 at 3 PM. A memorial is planned for a later date to be
announced. Further information will be available at
Donations to the Three Hills Health Care