Saturday, May 24, 2014




REGINA LEADER POST:  Photo: Glen Resch - from Web Site

ELLA RESCH  - Published: 2014-05-24 
With sadness in our hearts, our family would like to announce the passing of our beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Friend. Mrs. Ella Resch was born Ella Bertine Nesvold on May 12, 1922 in Crane Valley, Saskatchewan. Ella passed on May 18, 2014 at the age of 92. Joe and Ella were married April 20, 1945. For the past two years, Ella had been a resident of the Lutheran Home. Joe was a devoted caregiver to Ella for many years in their home and then by her side, each day in Regina. Most afternoons, you would find the two of them lying side by side on the bed in her room, holding each other. Joe and the family would like to thank the staff at the Lutheran Home for the excellent care and dignity they provided Ella. Joe and Ella began their married life in Moose Jaw, where both worked and fell in love at Swifts Meats. They moved to Regina in 1949. Ella had many interests with her knitting, sewing, baking, and quilting. Ella was a devoted mother and always said, "her greatest love and accomplishment, was having 6 wonderful loving children". Her hobbies and interests in her later life, turned to donating and committing her crafts to the Outreach Program, which she did for many years. Ella was always a giving and generous person to those who were less fortunate. Joe and Ella's other passion throughout their life was country music, dancing and the many Polka Festivals that they attended. She is survived by the 'love of her life' Joe, children Gloria (Gerry), Sandra (Lew), Glenn (Diane), Diana (Jim), Candas and Penny (Ron), 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild and numerous other relatives and friends. Ella's legacy shall remain her devotion to Joe and her family. In former years, many will remember Ella at a ballpark or hockey arena supporting her family. Ella displayed relentless determination to help create Regina's first dedicated softball fields for girls. Today, we all know it as the Northside Minor Girls Softball Fields. The Girls Softball League as well as these fields, have been home to many young girls over the years. Ella will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her. It was Ella's wish to have no formal memorial. We will honour her with all our cherished memories and the love we shared.

By: Ron C. Johnston - I can still remember at the Northside for three years Ella's Bantam girls always finished in first place.  Ella and Joe's daughter was their number one pitcher. I was a Coach at the time and my team always finished second, right behind them. Then I became a Canadian Professional Umpire and did some of their games, as the team went up through out the Divisions.