Ellen Kovach


Ellen Kovach passed away on Nov. 19, 2010 at Brookhaven Care Centre. Ellen was born on August 10, 1913, in Hungary to Albert and Rozalia Tayfel. Ellen is survived by her daughter: Loretta Wick, sons: Dennis (Shirley) Diosy and Mervyn (Linda) Kovach and her Grandchildren: Clayton, Tyler, Brad, Debbie, Bradley, Todd, Charmaine and Rylan, 8 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great-Great-Grandchildren.

Ellen was predeceased by her parents, First husband: Joseph Diosy, Second Husband: William Kovach, Brothers: Steven and Julius, sisters: Rosalia, Cecilia and Betty.

Ellen and her family immigrated to Canada in 1926. They lived in Grove Park, SK. Ellen married Joseph in 1932, they lived in Tantallon, SK., then moved to Regina.

After Joe’s death Ellen moved to Creston, BC.

There she married William Kovach, together they moved many more times to Lumby, Sorrento and Deroche in BC, Stoney Creek, ON and Calgary, AB. before settling in Kelowna in 1966. Over the years, Ellen worked hard to make their various family businesses prosper.

Ellen loved sewing, needlework and gardening, both vegetables and flowers! A Celebration of Ellen’s Life will be held on November 27, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel at First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Ave.

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