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Tribute - Ella Beer

Tribute - Ella Beer

Tribute - Ella Beer

Major Ella Beer was promoted to glory on Tuesday 27 July 2021, at the age of 85.

Ella Myrene Wilson was born on 31 January 1936. Ella married Ken Beer on 29 June 1957. They were blessed with three children – David, Paul, and Louise. Ella and Ken entered Salvation Army Officer Training College as cadets in the Proclaimers of the Faith session in 1964 and were commissioned in January 1966.

Ella had a variety of appointments over her years of service. These included Shortland Corps, Kurri Kurri Corps, Bexley Boys Home, Stanley Street Men’s home, Alkira Boys Home, Indooroopilly as house parents, Salisbury, Zillmere, Sandgate and Gympie Corps, followed by Broken Hill Boys Home as Managers of Algate House, followed by Kempsey Corps.

They underwent a spiritual gifts inventory, which indicated strengths in social services, and appointments that followed included Canberra Mancare Rehab and Pacific Lodge Men’s Home at Dee Why, where Ella served as book-keeper of finances for The Salvation Army.

Ella and Ken were then transferred to Narrabundah and Karingal Court Aged Care Centre in Canberra. This appointment was then followed by an appointment to social work at Campsie Community Services Centre as managers.

Ella’s final active appointment was Chaplain/Pastoral Care Officer in 1998. From here, she entered retirement, where she still served her Lord passionately.

Our love and prayers, along with our heartfelt sympathy, covers Ken, David, Paul, Louise and their families.

“Her master said to her, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.
You have been faithful ... Enter into the joy of your master”

(Matthew 25:23).

A celebration of Ella’s life will be held on Tuesday 10 August at Pinaroo Lawn Cemetery Chapel, Albany Creek Road and Graham Road, Bridgeman Downs, commencing at 9.30am. Major Terry Smith will conduct the service.




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