Ethel Giese

(nee Dickson)

“I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever believes in me will never die.” John 11: 25 – 26.

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Ethel Giese announces her passing on November 18, 2021.

Ethel Giese was born on July 25th in Deer Park, Washington to Anthony and Doris Dickson. At the age of three, she came with her parents, her brothers Roy and Frank and sister Lil to Foley Timber, AB. She was the third child in a family of eight. After school, Ethel went to Edmonton to work at the Correspondence School Branch - Department of Education for seven years, then transferred to the General Administration Office, working on commitments and payrolls for another seven years. In 1962, she married Rudolph Giese and they were blessed with two children, Doreen and Rodney.

Ethel was predeceased by her husband Rudolph in 1992; her parents Anthony and Doris Dickson, her brothers Roy, Frank, and George and her sister Lil Watling.She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter Doreen (Harold) Engelhardt, son Rodney Giese (Elaine Dosko); and cherished only grandchild Ryan Engelhardt. Ethel also leaves behind three sisters: Ruth Willard, Jean Hennig and Dorothy Seminuk of Edmonton; two sisters-in-law: Florence Dickson and Connie Kindt as well as many nieces, nephews and good friends. A Private Funeral Service will be held at the Zion Lutheran Church, Golden Spike with Reverend Keith Hoveland officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery. If friends desire, memorial Tributes may be made to Zion Lutheran Church of Golden Spike, 51202 RR 274, Parkland County, AB T7Y 3H4 or the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation, 5241 Calgary Trail NW, Suite 144, Edmonton, AB T6H 5G8.

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Laurie Dewald

November 22, 2021

Thank you to Ethel for her loving smile and the compassion she showed to all who came across her path. I had the pleasure of meeting her while she was staying in extended care. May your presence carry on through all you shared with.