After a short illness, on February 20, 2017, at the age of 85, while surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her husband Donald (2007). Loving mother of David and wife Debrah, Larry and Charlene Bernatchez, Christopher and wife Jacqueline. Cherished grandmother of Vanessa, Neil (Jocelyn), Joe (Christine), the late Andrew (1979), Brad (Alisha), Ethan and Ally. Great grandmother of Enita Bergeron and husband Matthew, Madison, MacKenzie and Chelsea. Great-great-grandmother of Liam. Survived by her siblings, Linda Whynot and husband Terry and Richard Norman and wife Anne, and predeceased by Lillian Santin, David Wickens and Harvey Wickens. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Ellen was an active member of Corpus Christi Parish and a member of the Catholic Woman’s League of Canada. She was an avid bowler, curler and enjoyed water aerobics for many years. She will be sadly missed by her card club. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Thursday, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. with parish prayers and C.W.L. prayers at 4:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Friday, family and friends are invited to meet after 10:00 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church, 1400 Cabana Road West until time of Mass at 11:00 a.m. Burial at Heavenly Rest Cemetery to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca
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