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Ellen Cote

July 4, 1925 - March 11, 2013


Ellen Alvina Mann Tache Coté – July 4th, 1925 – March 11th, 2013

Mom, Gram, Great-Gram

Ellen passed away in hospital Monday after a short illness.  She is predeceased by her husbands Audie Tache (1985) and Victor Coté (2001) and her brother Ragnar Mann (2001).  Survived by her nine children; Bob, Lynn, Bonnie, Brian, Sharon, Wendy, Tereasa, Michael and Shelley, and their spouses, Ellen will be missed also by her sister Edna and her family, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Born in Dewdney, BC, Ellen came to the Okanagan as a young woman.  Much of her long active life was spent raising her large family and tending a fruit and vegetable farm outside of Oliver.  Her home-made clothes and sweaters were top notch, her pies legendary.  In her 40’s, Ellen discovered painting and it became her greatest passion.  She was actively involved with the Oliver Art Club she was a locally recognized, award-winning artist. Ellen also found time for dancing (which she loved), league bowling, competitive carpet bowling, playing bridge with her friends, bus trips to the States, and to attend services at the Oliver United Church.  Ellen loved to travel and some of her best days were spent fishing on a lake or digging in her garden.

Mom, Gram, Great-Gram was a woman with a great capacity for finding joy in life and whose heart was never too full to admit one more.  She will be dearly missed.

A service will be officiated by Rev. Heather Burton at 11:30 A.M. Thursday, March 28th at the Oliver United Church.

Donations will be gratefully accepted by The Oliver Art Club and The Oliver United Church in Ellen’s name.

Condolences may be directed to the family by visiting

Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.



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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Dorothy A Taylor
Relation: carpet bowling.

You will certainly be missed at carpet bowling Ellen. Your paintings were superb.Condolences to the family.
Love Dorothy

From: Florence Merryweather
Relation: friend and neighbour

you will be really missed, both in carpet and lawn bowling, and also as a dear neighbour, I certainly will miss your upbeat smile and willingness to help others
rest in peace Ellen

From: Maureen doerr
Relation: friend

My heart goes out to all Ellens children she will be missed by this family as she was the center of their world.

From: Winifred Morton
Relation: Friend

In loving memory of my dear school friend Ellen Corte who passed away in Oliver hospital on March 11, 2013 from a good friend Win Morton, Mission, B. C.

From: Jack and Heather Frank
Relation: Friend From Church

We will miss Ellen’s sunny nature and her warm smile. Oliver has lost a good citizen and an inspirational artist. The first painting our son ever purchased was done by Ellen. He said it spoke to him and to this day it has a prominent place in his apartment. We remember the day he brought it home from the Annual Christmas Craft Fair and spoke so positively of the lovely lady who had painted it . We would like to extend our sincere condolences to Ellen’s family. What a great soul – she will be missed. Jack and Heather Frank

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
March 28, 2013
Beginning at 11:30am

Oliver United Church
9915 - 358th Avenue (511 Church Avenue)
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

A service will be officiated by Rev. Heather Burton at 11:30 A.M. Thursday, March 28th at the Oliver United Church.

9915 - 358th Avenue (511 Church Avenue)
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

The Oliver Art Club and The Oliver United Church in Ellen’s name

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