Barbara (Babs) Joan Ellis

April 15, 1932 – September 16, 2013

Babs Ellis died peacefully at home with family watching over her on September 16 after a long struggle with respiratory illness. Known for her determination and commitment, she will be fondly remembered and admired for her love of family, her kindness and generosity, her involvement in the community and her passion for flowers and gardening. There was never a lot of empty space in her gardens. She will always be missed by her family and by her many friends.

Babs is survived by her husband Gordon “Corky” Ellis, daughter Heather (Terry) McDonald, son Gordon (Karen) Ellis, grandchildren Max (Sarah Anderson) McDonald, Holly McDonald, Josh Ellis and Sarah (Jimmy) Andrews. Brothers John (Darlene), Dave (Inga), Mike (Francine) and Tony Chapman and sister-in-law Alma Gibson.

Babs wanted to share her sentiments about life by including these words from Jack Layton:

“My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic.”

The family wishes to thank Drs. Winter and Weins and home care nurse Paula for their care and compassion.

A tea will be held at Babs and Gordon’s home on October 5, from 1-3.

Donations for a memorial bench at Seal Bay Park would be gratefully accepted in lieu of flowers.


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