September 24, 1931 – October 13, 2017
Esther passed away peacefully in Grande Prairie, AB with her family by her side. Esther was born and raised in Huallen, Alberta. She met her love, Wilfred Wardill and they married on February 20, 1960. They raised five children and resided in the Grande Prairie area.
Esther is survived by her loving children; Harold (Nellie) Wardill, Harvey (Laurie) Wardill, Curtis (Selena) Wardill, Sheldon (Agatha) Wardill and Kathy (Derek) Nilsson. Esther leaves to mourn 14 grandchildren and over 10 great grandchildren; in addition to her brother Ed Heikel, sisters in-law Elsie Heikel, Olga Heikel, Lucy Wardill and brother in-law Roger Vic and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Esther was predeceased by her husband Wilfred Wardill, parents Jacob and Katherine Heikel. Also her brothers Louie, Walter, Jack and John Heikel; and her sisters Doll Hotte, Betty Pfau, Lydia Vic and Emma Hotte, daughter in-law Tammy Wardill and grand-daughter Cori-Lynne Wardill.
Esther enjoyed her time knitting, doing ceramics and working in her garden. Esther’s biggest joy was spending time with her family, whether it was berry picking, going for a drive or just sitting together watching TV.
A Celebration of Life service will be held in her honor on October 20, 2017 at 11:00 am at Faith Lutheran Church, 9610-108 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta, 10531 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5H 4K1
Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780-830-7742 www.bearcreekfuneral.com