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Elaine (Kenney) Hennel

Born: Sat., Jun. 18, 1938
Died: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019


Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., Aug. 29, 2019
Location: Stettler United Church


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Music by The Piano Brothers


Elaine passed away at the Stettler Hospital on August 23, 2019 at the age of 81 years.
Elaine grew up in Botha and attended Botha School grades 1-12.  In 1956 she married Henry Hennel and they made their home on the farm south of Stettler.
Elaine taught many students piano lessons. She planned Christmas and spring concerts at Linda Hall.  Besides the Linda Hall Community, she shared her musical talents with the Stettler Community – composing songs honouring Stettler, playing for the Remembrance Day services and playing at Senior Lodges with the Happy Gang Choir, as well as numerous funerals.  Elaine was part of a group called “The Band” which eventually became "The Treble Makers,” this popular group entertained throughout Alberta and eventually recorded records.  She also played with a band called “The Three Amigos” when she lived in Paragon.
Elaine belonged to the Royal Purple for sixty years and was installed as the Supreme Honoured Royal Lady of Canada (National President).  In this role she visited Lodges throughout Canada.  
The church was important to Elaine and she was involved with the choir and was director at the United Church Bar Harbour Camp for over twenty years.
Elaine was an amazing musician who loved people.  Her music touched so many, she made this world a better place.
Elaine is survived by her loving family: husband of 63 years in December, Henry Hennel of Stettler; son Marty (Carol) Hennel of Calgary; daughter Shelley Jones (Raymond Skelton) of Stettler; very dear four-legged companion Lolli; honorary grandchildren Nikki Hilker (Matt) and Kent (Heidi) Hennel; grandchildren: Misty (Chris) Ventnor, Shaye Skelton and Terrance Jones,  
great grandchildren: Liam Bonnett, Braxton Ventnor and Blake Ventnor; sister Helen (Jim) Dunk of Red Deer; brother Dave Kenney of Prince Albert, SK; sisters in law: Sylvia (John) Walters, Marion (Glen) Collin and Joan Hennel; many very special nieces, nephews; great nieces and nephews; great great nieces and nephews; other family members and many dear friends; and all the Clubs and Organizations that Elaine was a large part of throughout her life.  Elaine was predeceased by her parents Roy and Edna Kenney; infant daughter Beth; son in law Murray Jones; sister in law Judy Kenney; brothers in law: Harvey, Norman and Raymond; granddaughter Alisha Hennel, nephew Cameron Collin and great niece Nicole Raho.
A funeral service for Elaine Hennel was held on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at the Stettler United Church with Jan Richardson officiating.  Elaine was laid to rest at Lake View Cemetery, Stettler.  Donations in memory of Elaine are gratefully accepted to a charity of the donor’s choice

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Bev Baltimore
   Posted Sat August 24, 2019
So sorry to hear of Elaine's passing, she was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed by everyone.

JEANETTE WILLIAMS
   Posted Sat August 24, 2019
My Condolences to the family

Hugh cox
   Posted Sat August 24, 2019
To Henry and Family so sorry to learn of the passing of Elaine 💜 . Please accept our deepest condolences. Hugh & Karen Cox , Sandy Allsopp Cox , and the late John & Jessie Cox


Billie G Nelson
   Posted Sat August 24, 2019
Sympathy and condolences to all the family. So enjoyed Elaine's musical talents and friendship over the years. Sincerely Don & Billie Nelson

Sandy Cox Allsopp
   Posted Sat August 24, 2019
I was a camp councillor with Elaine way back in the 60’s. Such great memories of all the fun times. She was a great mentor

Kim Baltimore
   Posted Sat August 24, 2019
There are so many wonderful things to say about, Elaine. The list of her beautiful qualities is long. The tally of her valuable contributions to life is endless. A stellar human from tip to toe. Elaine will be greatly missed.

Erin Yaremcio
   Posted Sat August 24, 2019
I am very saddened to hear of Elaine’s passing. There are no words to describe how much she meant to me. I send all of my condolences to Henry and the rest of their family. You are all in my prayers.

Debbie Grams
   Posted Sat August 24, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of her passing. My heart goes out to her family and friends. She was a wonderful woman and a talented piano player. She will be missed.

Gordon & Rita Mielke
   Posted Sun August 25, 2019
So sad to hear of Elaine's passing, she was such a great lady and we will miss her and her music in the Stettler community. May she rest peacefully in God's care.

Kristine Windover (Howell)
   Posted Mon August 26, 2019
My condolences to Henry and the family. Elaine was an incredible human and played a huge role in my childhood. I will be forever grateful for all of the amazing love she showed me and our family. I even learned how to drive every week driving to my piano lessons with her.

Colin Page
   Posted Mon August 26, 2019
My condolences to the family, she was a wonderful lady.

Ronald and Donna Hannaford
   Posted Mon August 26, 2019
Sincere sympathy on the passing of Elaine. She was truly a caring person and will be missed by everyone. Take comfort in knowing that she is now at peace in the arms of our Lord.

Agnes Fisher (McMillan)
   Posted Mon August 26, 2019
Elaine was one of our first friends when my sister, Margaret, and I started high school in Botha. We took piano lessons from her mother. Prior to that, all three of us attended Bar Harbor Camp. Many years later, when my own daughter, also named Elaine, went to the same camp, Elaine Hennel was her favorite leader. She agreed to attend a second year, only if "Big Elaine" was there. With her joyous personality and her music, Elaine Hennel brought joy to everyone she met.

John & Geraldine Graff
   Posted Mon August 26, 2019
So sorry to hear of Elaine's passing and sorry we are unable to be there. Our thoughts are with Henry and family.

Brenda L Wintringham
   Posted Tue August 27, 2019
Wish I could take away the hurt and help you find peace. But most of all I wish to let you know how truly sorry I am. Elaine held a special place in my heart and she will be missed by all who met her.

Bryan and Olga Spensley
   Posted Wed August 28, 2019
So very sorry to hear of Elaine's passing. She was a dear friend for many years. I will always cherish the many nights we were out playing music together. She was the heart of our band and we shall all miss her talent and amazing personality. Our heartfelt condolences to Henry and family. Thank you so much for being in our lives.

Tammy Hemphill
   Posted Wed August 28, 2019
Deepest condolences to your family! Elaine played the organ at our wedding in 2009 she did an amazing job❤️So talented. Tammy Hemphill

Toni, Melanie and Harrison Koch
   Posted Thu August 29, 2019
To the Hennel family, our most sincere condolences. Elaine was a bright spot in our lives. Ever patient and kind in her manner, she was more than a music teacher to us. In her company we were safe to be ourselves and under her loving guidance and mentoring we learned about so much more than notes and scales.

Marvin and Dianne Robinson
   Posted Thu August 29, 2019
We were so sorry to hear of Elaine's passing. She gave so much to the community, we will always remember all the work she did with the kids to put on such wonderful concerts at Linda Hall.

Joe and Laverne Mundorf
   Posted Sun September 01, 2019
Very sorry to hear of Elaine's passing. She was a very special lady, and I will never forget the many travels we made together playing in " The Banned" and the Treble Makers , a very talented piano player, she will be missed... Our hearts and prayers go out to the Hennel families.

Points West Living
   Posted Wed September 04, 2019
Thanks for sharing your mom with us. Even though it was for such a short time we thoroughly enjoyed having her in our facility. She shared her musical talent right up to her last days with the other residents and our staff.

You were all very good to her and she loved to tell stories about her family.

She will be missed

Marie And Ed Taggart
   Posted Thu September 05, 2019
we are so sorry to hear of your wife and grandmother we just heard about her passing she was a sweet lady and will be greatly missed

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