MORIN, Ella (née Boudreau) Morin - Born July 26, 1928 Cap-aux-Meules, Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC After a long and vivid life, Ella Morin (née Boudreau) passed away peacefully in her sleep at the golden age of 90 on November 29, 2018 in Ajax, Ontario.
She has gone on to meet her ever-loving husband of 58 years, Jerry Morin, who has been waiting for her on the other side since 2009.
From her simple beginnings on the tiny of islands of Les Ïles-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec in the middle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Ella ventured to Toronto in 1947 at the age of 19 filled with rumours, suspicions and wonder.
There she met Jerry and together they raised three boys in Scarborough, Ontario: twins Marty and Michael and younger brother Robert. Ella lived to see all of her sons get married and she became mother-in-law to Helen, Lise, Lisa, Maureen and Hilarie. She was the proud grandmother to seven grandchildren; Miles, Emerald, Courtney, Kathleen, Jessica, Max and Bridgette.
Ella was a force of nature and a dedicated caregiver at heart. Her love extended not only to her family but also to the babies she cared for from the Children’s Aid Society and, later, as a daycare provider for dozens of families.
Her skill as a baker earned her the nickname “Grandma Cookie” from her many grandchildren who also called her "Grandma Dynamite". Her brand of love was no-nonsense but her warmth and kindness knew no bounds. She was full of life and laughter and brought with her an amazing array of home remedies from the island (who knew you could cure a persistent cough by sleeping on a piece of black fabric?). Ella was a proud of her Acadian heritage.
She remained sharp and lucid right up until the end. We will always remember Ella for her love, her humour and her rock-solid steadiness in our lives.
If you had met Ella you would have known why we all thought she would live forever. Rest In Peace.
A memorial service and celebration of Ella’s life is to be held at the St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church, located at 1001 Ravenscroft Rd., Ajax, Ontario on Tuesday, December 11 at 10 am.