Ethel was born June 30, 1919 in Ponteix, Saskatchewan. She was the third of six children born to Thomas and Ellen McConville. Ethel grew up on a farm near Swift Current and attended Quimper School. She worked briefly in Calgary, then returned to the farm where she met and married the new school teacher, William (Bill) John Busch, in Nov. 1943. They raised three daughters while living in Cranbrook and North Vancouver and were happily married for 66 years.
Ethel was an avid bowler, and enjoyed both five pin and lawn bowling. She will always be remembered for her impish sense of humour, her competitive spirit, her passion for games and her life long love of chocolate.
Ethel passed away peacefully on Jan 5, 2014 at the age of 94. She was predeceased by her husband Bill, her brothers, Walter and Jim, and her sister Minnie. She will be sadly missed by her sisters, Isabelle Cadel and Olive Hannah (Jim), daughters Diane Powell (Brian), Shirley Gordon (Rob), and Peggy Busch/Kowalewski (Andy),
6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank the caring staff at Hollyburn House in West Van. and the Doctors and Nurses on
7 East at Lions Gate Hospital.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday January 18, 2014 at Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lions Gate Hospital, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or a charity of your choice.