Margaret Agnes Hamilton Ellison (née Burns) passed away quietly in the early hours of Sunday, August 23, 2009 at Wentworth Manor with family members at her side. Margaret had recently celebrated her 93rd birthday.
She is survived by her four children, Darcy (Paula), Shannon, Erin, and Kerry (Kevin); two grandsons, Mitchell Christoffersen and Shane McLachlan, and her younger brother Fred Burns. She was predeceased by her son-in-law Michael.
A Celebration of Margaret’s Life will be held at Parkdale United Church (2919 – 8th Avenue N.W.) on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 7:00 P.M. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, Margaret’s wish was that donations be made to ensure the future of Naramata Centre, a family-oriented spiritual retreat and ecumenical lay-training facility that has played a significant role in the lives of the entire Ellison family since Margaret was introduced to the Centre in the mid-1950s. Please contact Naramata Centre at Box 68, 3375 3rd Street, Naramata, BC V0H 1N0, Telephone: (250) 496-5751 or 1-877-996-5751, Fax: (250) 496-5800, www.naramatacentre.net.
In living memory of Margaret Ellison, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences