At C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health in Petrolia on Tuesday, November 27, 2012.  Laura Ellis (nee Harvey), of Petrolia and formerly of Wallaceburg, was in her 75th year.  Laura was predeceased by her husband Jack Ellis, her daughter Jackie Nixon and her son Butch Harvey.  She will be missed by her son Richard Nixon and her step-children Matthew (Danielle) Ellis, Mary Jo (Dean) Hinnegan, and Bart (Linda) Ellis.   Laura was a loving grandmother to Jaimie (Eric) Belliveau, Jason Holloway, and Jeff MacDonald, and great grandmother to Makayla, Joseph, Nikolas, and Nathan.  She was also a step-grandmother and step-great grandmother to many grandchildren.  Dear sister of Skip (Grace) Harvey and the late Wallace Bernard (Tony) Harvey, and a loving aunt to Eric Harvey.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada (, and can be arranged by contacting the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia at (519)882-0100.  Memories, pictures, and condolences may be shared on-line at

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