NELLIS, Gordon Lester: December 5, 1955 - April 26, 2018
Gordon Lester Nellis passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2018, after fighting a short but courageous battle with cancer, at Points West Hospice with his family at his side. Gordon was born on December 5, 1955 in Grande Prairie, AB. He loved golfing, camping, traveling, and anything to do with classic cars. His favorite thing was playing cards with his family. His family was most important to him. In 1980, he married Carol Reber and they had 3 children: Crystal (Jadon) Bates, Mark (Cindy) Nellis, and Darla (Linden Anaka). His beloved grandkids: Logan, Caleb, Avi, Isla, Paige, and Baby on the way, made him so happy. Gordon is also survived by his sister Shirley, brothers Don (Ellen) and Phil (Kris), as well as nieces, nephews, and some very special friends. He was predeceased by his parents Orval and Irene Nellis, and brothers Stan and Wayne. At Gordon’s request, there will be no funeral service. A family graveside service will be held at a later date at Glen Leslie Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Grande Prairie Hospice and Palliative Care Society (Box 21215, Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 6W7). Condolences may be sent by visiting www.oliversfuneralhome.com


NELLIS, Grace Veronica: January 13, 1920 - December 3, 2009
Grace Veronica Nellis passed away December 3, 2009 at the Grande Prairie Care Center at the age of 89 years. She was born on January 13 at Walton-On-Hill, Surrey County, England. Grace was a war bride, married to Harry Nellis in 1945 and came to Canada in 1946. Grace and Harry spent most of their married life living in Bezanson and moved to Grande Prairie in 1973. She enjoyed many different sports including curling and golfing. She was a dedicated mother who supported her sons in their numerous sports, including playing ball, curling, track and field or any other sport they participated in. In later years, Grace and Harry watched their grandchildren and great grandchildren in their sports lives too. She was pre-deceased by her husband Harry in 2005 and her great granddaughter, Lacie in 1993. Grace leaves to mourn her three sons and their families. Leslie (Lynda), Lawrence and Ed (Dianne); grandchildren Tracey (Charlie) Keddy; Michael J., Christopher (Brandie), James, Daniel, Michael V.; great grandchildren Bryan, Evan, Sara, Chad, Alexis, Ryland, Talisa, Dylan, Alexis, Gabriel, Isabell, Clover, and Austin. A memorial service will be held in April 2010 for both Harry and Grace.
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NELLIS, Lawrence Edward: June 7, 2012
Lost his courageous battle will cancer on Thursday, June 7th, 2012 in Oshawa, Ontario at the age of 61 years. Lawrence was born in Grande Prairie, Alberta on July 1st, 1950 to Harry and Grace Nellis. Lawrence moved to Edmonton in 1975 to pursue his love of fastball and baseball when he was recruited to the Edmonton Acros Fastball Club. Throughout his life Lawrence was a sports enthusiast who participated in numerous sports including track and field, fastball, curling, golf, broomball, football, and hockey. Lawrence’s life journey took him to Ontario in 1986 to pursue his career in plumbing when the Alberta economy was stalling and Ontario’s was booming. He remained living in Ontario for the remainder of his life, making many trips back to Alberta to visit family and friends. Lawrence was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Grace. He leaves to mourn his sons James Richard and Michael Vincent; grand children Boston and Clover; two brothers Les (Lynda), Ed (Dianne), their families and numerous close friends. A memorial service to celebrate Lawrence’s life will be held on Saturday, July 14th, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Grande Prairie Church of Christ., 9602 – 92 Avenue, Grande Prairie, Alberta.









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