Holmes EllenHOLMES, Ellen (nee Higgins)  -  September 21st, 1940 - June 27th, 2019

Ellen passed away peacefully surrounded by family, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 78.

Loving mother of Amanda (Roger) and Kent (Chita).

Proud grandmother of Jessica, Lindsay, Julia, Jeff, Alisha (Grant) and Mary.

Loving friend to many and beloved friend to Morris.

We can’t thank everyone enough for their support during this time – she certainly touched the lives of many, and will be deeply missed and fondly remembered.

A Celebration of Life will held sometime in August, date to be determined.

Donations can be made in her memory to Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre.

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