Ella Johanna Strysio

Ella Johanna Strysio (nee Scherle) of Ridgetown, passed away peacefully (with her family by her side) at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus on Monday, October 25, 2021, at the age of 96.

Beloved wife of the late Alfred Strysio. Predeceased by sister Christel Reichmann of Germany. Loving mother of daughters Betty Brooks (Joe) of Sarnia, Ontario, Rosemarie (predeceased) and Margaret Strysio (Greg McGuire) of Chelsea, Quebec. Cherished grandmother of Rob, Dave, Laura and Nicolas.

Born in 1925 in Germany, Ella was trained as a nurse and emigrated to Canada in 1952 where she married Alfred Strysio. They settled down on a cash crop farm outside of Ridgetown where they also raised parakeets.

Ella was a member of the Ridge Community Church and an active member of the Ridge U.C.W. for many years. She enjoyed caring for her budgies, gardening and knitting. She was well known on Oak Street for her quirky sense of humour, plate-sized dahlias, record-breaking pumpkins, unlimited supply of chocolate chip cookies and her love of neighbourhood dogs, cats, and children. She also enjoyed many happy celebrations with her Kaffeeklatsch friends.

The family would like to thank the staff at Village on the Ridge for their care and compassion.

Friends and family will be received at the Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown, on Friday, October 29th, 2021, from 3 to 5pm and 6:30 to 8pm. Those planning to attend the Visitation must register by phone (519-674-3141) or via the following link: CLICK HERE

The Bereavement Authority of Ontario has mandated that all in attendance must wear a mask. 

A Private Funeral Service will be held on Saturday morning, with interment to follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Ridgetown. 

Those wishing to make a donation in Ella's memory are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, or the Village on the Ridge Residents’ Council.

Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com.