Luella and Carl enjoyed working together on renovating their homes in Kleefeld, Winkler and Steinbach, Man. She had a wide taste in music and movies and a knack for repurposing things most people would throw away. Luella was a fan of Tupperware, selling it for years. She enjoyed experimenting in the kitchen. Luella and Carl travelled to the Philippines, Japan, Spain and southern Europe. Luella lived with depression, but had the strength and perseverance to keep going. Luella had a strong faith in Jesus and loved to praise him through singing and daily Bible reading. March 2009, Luella was diagnosed with stage IV cancer. She had several rounds of chemotherapy, and during her year with no active cancer, she and Carl visited Thailand and Vietnam. Before dying at home surrounded by family, Luella saw her first grandchild’s ultrasound.