Obituary of Ellen K. Pedley
Peacefully in the comfort of her home, Ellen passed away on Friday, December 4, 2020 at the age of 77. She was the rock and beloved wife of 55 years to Charles. Cherished mother of Ann (Jon) Guinn of Massachusetts and Rebecca (Scott) Laird of New York State. Loving Grandma of Nathanael, Andrew, Ian, Mac, Nathan. Dear sister of Leonard (Linda) Noake, and sister-in-law of Sylvia (Ted) Wiens. Ellen will be missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
Ellen was born in Stevensville on May 8, 1943, and grew up living in Niagara. She moved to Hamilton to attend university and became an elementary school teacher. This is where she met Charles and they were married in 1965. Ellen taught at Winger Public School for a number of years, eventually choosing to stay home to raise her daughters. Throughout her life, Ellen had a strong faith and was proudly involved with a number of prayer groups and her church, Faith Welland.
Ellen’s sweet and kind nature will be remembered for always wanting to help people. She was intelligent and very artistic, leaving many paintings and landscape photography portraits to hang on her walls at home. Even recently, Ellen found much joy in acrylic painting and making custom cards for her family and friends.
A special thank you to the nurses and personal support workers from the LHIN- Niagara, especially to Ellen’s palliative care team, for helping ensure she was kept comfortable right to the very end.
Arrangements are entrusted with Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133). Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Ellen’s life, and an interment at Fonthill Cemetery, will be held at a later date. Memorial donations given to Hospice Niagara, would be appreciated by Ellen’s family. Online condolences may be shared on Ellen's tribute page found at EssentialsNiagara.com.
There are no upcoming public services scheduled or the service has occurred in the past.
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