Ethel Thorogood

June 3, 2020 21 Condolences Print Obituary

As the sun rose on May 27, 2020, Ethel passed away at the glorious age of 95. She is reunited with her husband Dave (2018), children Rose (1952) and Neil (2015).

Celebrating her memory are son Ron (Joanne), daughter Judy (Len), Daughter-in- law Leona, foster son Herbie (Minnie); six grandchildren Christopher (Carley), Amanda (Dustin), Kendra, Evan (Haylea), Jared, Chantelle (Dillin); nine great grandchildren; her beloved sister-in-law Audrey Thompson; and many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.

Ethel loved a house filled with friends and family and lots of activity. Grandchildren fondly remember the after dinner games of cards and the long walks in nature. With a mind for numbers, Ethel loved playing Bridge. Sports were a passion, especially curling, golfing and bowling. As a couple, Dave and Ethel loved square dancing and formed many life long friendships. Favourite places were their lake cottage at Wabamun and winters spent in Arizona.

A family celebration to honour Ethel’s life will take place at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to InMotion Network in tribute to Ethel’s love of sports and to provide opportunities for girls and women. InMotion Network, 11759 Groat Road NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 3K6

  1. Judy and family
    So thankful to have known such a wonderful woman. I know she leaves a big spot in this earth but I know she will always be with you in heart and spirit. Sincere condolences to you and yours.
    Love Jeanne and Bob Hope

    • Dear Judy & Ron & families, Ethel will be remembered: always had a good time with them in Yuma & lots of good Times Square dancing, Dave & Ethel were a fun couple: George &Doris send our sympathy:.

      • George and Doris,
        Thank you for your message. Dad promenaded his love home.
        Judy And Ron

    • Dear Jeanne and Bob,
      It is so nice to have good friends that are there to lend an ear! I so appreciate the love and support given to me through Mom’s illness and passing!

  2. Judy, Ron and family.

    I was so sad to hear the news of your Mom’s passing… back in the day she was always like my second Mom, as she never held back on giving me a bit of a verbal spanking when I deserved it. I always loved both your Mom and Dad, respected and admired them.

    JoAnn and I want to send all of you our deepest condolences for the losses over the years. Missing them always,

    Love to you all from Rick & JoAnn MacDonald

    • Dear Rick and JoAnn,
      I am smiling thinking of the fun we had together. Yes, Mom loved all the noise, laughter and mischief!! Mom and Dad had a fondness for both of you! We appreciate your message!!
      Judy and Ron

  3. Judy,
    My deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother and earlier loss of Neil and your father. You may not remember me from JP High. I just wrote this msg in FB:

    I occasionally think of Neil Thorogood from our JPHS days. Neil and his sister Judy were like a ray of sunshine. The biggest smiles, laughter, energy and good times were the norm if you were in their company. I think I was at their home only once and met their mother, could see from whom they got their spark. A lovely family <3

    It was like 'Happy Days' around you and Neil: the jiving …clean fun …. It was a blessing to know you.

    May the Lord keep you and bless you and comfort you and your family at this time.

    • Dear Carol,
      I am trying so hard to recall! Sorry
      Neil certainly was an energetic soul! There was always fun when he was around. Thank you for taking the time to send me this kind message. It brought a big smile to my face!!

  4. My thoughts are with you. I have such great memories of all of you back in the Lamont days; Babysitting and family get togethers.

    • Dear Audrey,
      My heart sings to receive a message from you! As a little girl, I absolutely adored you. I have such fond memories. I remember the outfit you made me while in High School. I was your little model. Your wedding was the first one I attended in my life. I played bride for years after.
      Thank you for taking the time to send condolences.
      One interesting note; I found the farm auction sheet from 1964. Your dad did the Auction for us.
      Much Love

  5. Ron & Joanne, Judy & Len, Leona and families
    Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mom. We will always remember her for the twinkle in her eye, welcome hugs, and laugh. She lived an amazing 95 years and we were honored to know her.

    • Dear Ray and Donna,
      You have always been an extension of our family. Thank you for your kind words. The memories we share! Thank you for your love and support!
      Ron and Judy

  6. Judy, my thoughts are with you all. Ethel was indeed lucky and blessed to have such a lovely family surrounding her. You have inherited many of her fine qualities including that smile. Love, Always
    Andrea Trueman

    • Thank you for the message, Andrea. Mom had her smile right to the very end.

    • Dear Andrea,
      Thank you for your kind words. Being neighbours and friends, we spent time getting to know each other’s families. Such great memories of those no longer here with us.

  7. Wrapping you all in my love and sending deepest sympathy. I am so grateful to have known your mom. Her amazing legacy will live on through her beautiful family.

    • Dear Lynne,
      I so appreciate the love and support you have given so freely during this difficult time. My mother adored you!


  8. Judy, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    • Thank you so much Cheryl and Dave!

  9. Dear Judy, Len and Family,
    We’re so very sorry to learn about Ethel, but very happy to have known her. Please accept our condolences. We know how special she was to you all. We know you are going to miss her greatly, but you will always hear her laughter and will always have her in your heart.

    • Wonderful Cheryl and Al,
      Thank you so much for the condolences! Saying a final good-bye is never easy, as you very well know. Memories certainly live on and this helps me to feel closer to those that have passed. I picture a happy reunion going on!!

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