Denise Ellison

Born: Thu., Sep. 19, 1946
Died: Sun., Jan. 3, 2016

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Denise Gayleen Ellison  
A resident of Birch Island.
Died peacefully at Manitoulin Health Centre, 11 Meredith Street E., on Sunday, January 3rd, 2016 at the age of 69 .
Born to Sarah Paibaiwash and Bertram Trudeau, at Espanola on September 19th, 1946.
Beloved wife of William Ellison .
Loved mother of Darlene (Doug McCulligh) and Cindy(Troy Pitawanakwat).
Proud grandmother of Matthew, Nicholas, and Larrissa.
Cherished great grandmother of Liam and Elyza.
Sadly missed by sisters Betty (Gary Soulier), Brenda (Wayne White), Lydia (Owen Callaghan),
Saralyn (Rick Speirs), Leirma (Guy Hunter), and brothers Tim Trudeau (Denise) and
Chris Trudeau (Rose).
Will always be remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends.
Denise worked at Cronins for many years as a manager. Later she became the owner of the Trading Post in Birch Island.
Family and friends will gather at Birch Island Community Centre for a memorial service on Tuesday January 5th at 4:00pm.
On Wednesday January 6th, a prayer service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the Birch Island Community Centre followed by a feast.    

Denise was many things throughout her life. She was a loving and devoted wife to her soulmate, Bill. She was a mother to her girls whom she adored, she was a grandmother to her three grandchildren who have so many memories of their nana that they fondly remember. She was also very proud of her two great grandchildren. She was the big sister to her 7 siblings, who will tell you that she helped to raise them, due to their mothers poor health. She sacrificed much in her young life to help take care of her siblings.

Denise was an avid gardener who had a green thumb for both indoor and outdoor plants. She tended her gardens from spring until fall and she enjoyed her tiniest visitors, her devoted humming birds who were faithful to her yearly.  Her faith carried her right until the end where she now is sitting at the Lords table having a meal with her beloved parents whom she missed dearly. She was the matriarch of the family and her brothers and sisters loved her so very much.

Everyone who met her whether it was a co-worker, an employee or a friend,  loved her for her fun loving generous personality. She had so many nieces and nephews from the very young to older ones who loved her for the time she spent loving them and getting to know each and every one of them . She had a twinkle in her eye and a special place in her heart for children and loved all children, for all of this she will be remembered by her family and her community and will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.

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Dianne & Ted Musgrove
   Posted Mon January 04, 2016
To Bill and family,our deepest sympathy at the loss of Denise.She will be missed greatly by all who knew her, her smile, her laughter and her warm hugs,We are keeping you in our prayers during this time.On behalf of St. Gabriel Lalemant Parish we will have a Mass offered for her on the 24th January.

Mary Shannon Hall
   Posted Tue January 05, 2016
Serena and Tim,Mr.and Mrs. Soulier and family I am so sorry for your loss my prayers are with you and you loved ones.

Karen and Ian Ogilvie
   Posted Tue January 05, 2016
Dear Lydia and Owen,
We are so sorry to hear and our hearts go out to both of you and your family. You will be in our thoughts.
Love always,
Karen and Ian

Heather Jacko
   Posted Tue January 05, 2016
My deepest sympathy to Denise's family.

Lori & Chris Pancel and Family
   Posted Tue January 05, 2016
Serena, Tim, Michaela, Betty and Gary,
When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. May you take comfort in knowing that you have an angel to watch over you now. Our deepest condolences.

Judy and Alex
   Posted Tue January 05, 2016
Our prayers are with Denise and her family. We will miss you.

Randy and Marcia Oliver
   Posted Tue January 05, 2016
I will miss Denise very much and my prayers are with my cousin Bill and his family. I am happy with the knowledge that I will see her again in heaven.

Georgina Nahwegahbo
   Posted Tue January 05, 2016
Our sincere condolences to Bill & all the family, you will miss her & so will we. Her cheerfulness & smiling face will forever be in our minds. She is now rejoicing with the Savior who was so dear to her, & whom she served during her life. Love & Prayers to all.

shirley Ida williams
   Posted Tue January 05, 2016
my condolences to the family and to you Bill. My thoughts and prayers are you, i am sure she will meet my sister Eva somewhere up there. I always remember her laugh and smile at the craft shop she had and when i would meet her somewhere in town.

Jackie Esquimaux.Hamlin
   Posted Tue January 05, 2016
My sincere condolences to you, Bill and your daughters Darlene and Cindy and their families. Praying that God will Bless you all with the peace that passeth all understanding during this time.

Maggie Cywink
   Posted Tue January 05, 2016
Denise was a beautiful soul who always put others before herself. She gave the ultimate gift to her family, friends and community and that was her generous gift of love and kindness. She was the ultimate example of beauty and she will be greatly missed. We send our prayers, love and condolence. May G-d be with you all in the coming days.

Marg & Bill Goodward
   Posted Tue January 05, 2016
Our deepest sympathies to Bill, Cindy, Darlene their families & the Trudeau family. Denise was a person wo smiled even when life was hard. She will be missed by all who hsad the pleasure of knowing her.

Linda Pringle
   Posted Wed January 06, 2016
So sorry for your loss Bill and Family.Denise was such a Beautiful woman. Always loved working with her at the Golden Dragon. She would always make me laugh and give me a hug when she seen me. Heaven has gained a Beautiful Angel. May you R.I.P. my Friend.

Linda Pringle
   Posted Wed January 06, 2016
So sorry for your loss Bill and Family.Denise was such a Beautiful woman. Always loved working with her at the Golden Dragon. She would always make me laugh and give me a hug when she seen me. Heaven has gained a Beautiful Angel. May you R.I.P. my Friend.

Tracy Megwanabe
   Posted Wed January 06, 2016
it breaks my heart hearing the passing of Denise. my deepest sympathy.
may the family find comfort in knowing that your mother/sister/wife/aunt/grandma is no longer in pain but she is filled with happiness and no longer in pain . Hugs to all.

Sandra & Bill Giles
   Posted Wed January 06, 2016
Denise and Bill were our neighbours in Willisville for many years. We became good friends and even after we all left there whenever we seen each other Denise always had a big hug and kiss for us. She was a beautiful lady inside and out, we will miss her a lot.

Mary Ellen Bailey
   Posted Thu January 07, 2016
My prayers are with your lovely family,l've had the grace too be part of your family and have many memories of Dearest Denise.And love each one of you.Always she will be in my hear..

Jo-Ann Still
   Posted Fri January 08, 2016
A beautiful lady! To live in hearts left behind is not to die!

Gail Robinson
   Posted Wed January 20, 2016
My heart goes out to you during these difficult days of mourning. May she rest in peace and your family cherish those golden memories.

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