Born August 15, 1928 in Frickenhausen, Germany and passed away on December 22, 2012. She was the daughter of Jakob and Katharina Gneiting and the youngest of three children. Ella was baptized August 25, 1928 in the EvangelicalLutheranChurch in Frickenhausen and confirmed in the same church on March 15, 1942. In 1952, Ella immigrated to Canada and married Christian Mayer Jr. on July 5, 1952 in Kingsville, Ontario. They were blessed with three daughters, Angela, Helga and Kathy. Ella is predeceased by her husband, Christian (August 10, 1987) and still born son (September 1, 1968). She is also predeceased by her sister, Ilse Thumm and brother, Robert Gneiting.
Ella is survived by Angela and Arthur Voakes, Helga and George Kotulak and Kathy and Norman Klassen. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Lyndee and John Codinha, Christopher and Melanie Voakes, Kathryn and Jamie Unrau, Mary Kotulak and Tyler Poulin, Jennifer and Georgie Kotulak and Christina and Nikolas Klassen and 2 great grandchildren, Zoey and Xavier Codinha.
Friends will be received at the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, 91 Division St. S.,Kingsville from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. Funeral Service from the Church of the Epiphany, Kingsville on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at 11 a.m. Rev. Bryan Girling officiating. Interment in Greenhill Cemetery, Kingsville. If desired, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Assoc. or the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences may be left at www.sykesfuneralhome.ca